Market Commentaries

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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15 Mar

Markets Bounce on Flat Data

March 15, 2019 Markets managed to bounce back following last week’s sell-off. The gains were much stronger than the data should have otherwise justified, and it likely reflects some combination of investor relief over reports showing that the U.S. consumer is still optimistic and continuing to spend, while poor global data has shifted central banks…

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08 Mar

Slowing Growth Hits Stocks

March 8, 2019 Stocks fell this week as investors grew nervous over slowing global economic growth. Driving markets lower was the European Central Bank’s (ECB) surprise announcement that it would initiate a new stimulus program. The news spooked markets because it indicates a complete reversal from its decision to end its $2.9 trillion bond-buying program…

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