Market Commentaries

05 Apr

Hope Springs Eternal

April 5, 2019 The gloominess of March was cast aside as bulls took control of equity markets for the first trading week of the second quarter. Their optimism was spurred by whispers that the U.S. and China are close to settling their long running trade dispute and as manufacturing data painted a slightly improved economic…

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29 Mar

Bulls Rally For Big Quarterly Gain

March 29, 2019 The S&P 500 ended the first quarter on a high note, rising 13.07% for its best quarterly performance in a decade. This was in sharp contrast to Q4’s dismal performance. The reversal in attitude was driven almost entirely by the Fed, who has dialed down both its policies and language considerably since…

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22 Mar

Global Manufacturing Produces Jitters

March 22, 2019 The S&P 500 was on its way to a second, consecutive winning week, but came up short as a weak Eurozone manufacturing report renewed concerns over a global economic slump. The news reversed an upbeat mood following the Federal Reserve’s announcement on Wednesday that it was unlikely to hike interest rates in…

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