Market Commentaries

12 Apr

Early Earnings Give Markets a Lift

April 12, 2019 Markets ended the week on a high note as JPMorgan kicked off the start of the Q1 2019 earnings season. The banking giant reported better than expected quarterly profits, driven by strong performance across its business lines. The report was reassuring for investors as the bank noted it remained optimistic on continued…

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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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