Market Commentaries

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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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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