Market Commentaries

11 Nov

Markets “Made Great Again”

November 11, 2016 It was a strong week for U.S. equities with the S&P 500 rallying 3.8%. Despite stocks falling in pre-market trading after the unexpected outcome of the U.S. presidential election, investors quickly turned optimistic at Wednesday’s market open. With Republicans controlling both the White House and Congress, investors reasoned this business-friendly environment would…

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04 Nov

Markets Hold Their Breath

November 4, 2016 Stocks moved lower in the first trading week of November as the Federal Reserve announced it would hold rates steady this month with an eye towards a December rate hike. Modestly improving economic growth, as seen in this week’s reports on nonfarm payrolls and Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing,…

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28 Oct

GDP Rises on Both Sides of the Pond

October 28, 2016 Upbeat GDP reports coming from both the U.S. and the UK were the most important items for markets this week. The upside surprises managed to offset news of a weaker than expected U.S. durable goods report and generally mixed corporate earnings. Despite the sigh of relief in seeing the GDP numbers, investors…

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