Market Commentaries

18 Jan

Shift in Sentiment Takes Hold

January 18th, 2019 Markets continue to rise this week, sending the S&P 500 to its fourth consecutive win. The positive mood was driven by strong corporate earnings, led by Goldman Sachs which rose 9.54% on strong Q4 2018 results. Investor confidence also got a boost from progress in ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and…

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04 Jan

New Year, Same Volatility

January 4th, 2019 Turning the page on a new year didn’t do much to diminish this week’s volatility. Investors grappled with a series of contradictory economic indicators while continuing to fret over the prospects of higher rates amidst slowing global growth for 2019. Thursday’s Institute for Supply Management (ISM) index reading caught markets entirely by…

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07 Dec

Trade Doublespeak Sinks Markets

December 7th, 2018 Initial optimism for a trade deal between the U.S. and China following last week’s declared cease-fire following the G-20 summit faded quickly once the parties returned home. Headlines following Trump and Xi’s dinner suggested the parties had agreed to a 90-day window to hammer out a comprehensive agreement, but by week’s end…

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