Market Commentaries

18 Oct

Markets Gain Despite Mixed Reports

October 18, 2019 A better than expected start to the Q3 2019 earnings season served markets well, pushing the S&P 500 to its second consecutive winning week. Strong early results from the healthcare sector and industrial names, which have been battered by concerns over increased government regulation and weak global economic growth, respectively, managed to…

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11 Oct

Dow Near All-Time High as U.S.-China Strike A Deal, Kind of

October 11, 2019 Trade talks resumed this week with growing market optimism that the U.S. and China would break a five-month stalemate and ink a limited trade deal. The talks took place in advance of next week’s deadline when U.S. tariffs were scheduled to increase from 25% to 30% on $250 billion worth of Chinese…

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04 Oct

Markets Stabilize on Hope Fed Usurps Pessim-ISM

October 4, 2019 Following a mid-week selloff, investors re-grouped on Thursday and Friday to recover most of the week’s earlier losses. Poor reports from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) on both the manufacturing and services sector sparked a selloff and fanned concerns that the U.S. economy was finally wearing down in the face of…

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