Market Commentaries

16 Feb

Optimism Springs Markets

February 15th, 2019 The Dow made it eight for eight – with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting its eighth, consecutive weekly gain on a string of positive headlines. A last-minute deal to avoid a government shutdown, keeping the government funded through September 30th, along with continued talks with Beijing aimed at securing a trade…

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08 Feb

Dow Squeaks Out Small Gain

February 8th, 2019 Fresh off its biggest monthly gain in 30 years, the Dow Jones Industrial Average struggled to add to its year-to-date tally during the first full week of February as concerns over slowing global economic growth and trade tariffs reared themselves once again. A poor IHS Markit Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI),…

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01 Feb

Jobs and ISM Score a Touchdown

February 1st, 2019 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed out January on a high note, up 7.17% for the month. That was the index’s largest one-month gain since 2015 and biggest January gain in 30 years. A monster jobs report, healthy corporate earnings, and indications from the Federal Reserve signaling it would remain patient in…

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