Market Commentary

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    October 9, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary October 9, 2017 The Markets Slow and steady… It has been 332 days since the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index experienced a one day 5 percent drop, reported Barron’s. If there isn’t a selloff on Monday or Tuesday, this will become the longest rally without such a drop. By Barron’s calculations, the […]

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    October 2, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary October 2, 2017 The Markets A lot happened during the third quarter of 2017, but not much changed. The bull market in U.S. stocks continued to move ahead as the fundamentals stayed steady. The bull market in U.S. bonds continued as well. Interest rates on 10-year Treasury bonds were lower at the […]

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    September 7, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary September 7, 2017 The Markets While second quarter’s growth spurt was welcome news, it was overshadowed by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and across a swath of the Gulf Coast. Initial estimates of the property damage inflicted by the storm stand between $30 and $40 billion. We send our […]

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    August 28, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary August 28, 2017 The Markets I hope everyone is ready for a good long weekend and maybe one last dash to the beach. I want to give you a heads up that we are heading for another “headline cycle” in the media about the debt ceiling and a potential government shut down. […]

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    August 14, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary August 14, 2017 The Markets North Korea may be a little country, but it can churn up big trouble. The possibility that verbal hostilities between the United States and North Korea could trigger geopolitical conflict had investors on the run last week. In the United States, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index […]

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    August 2, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary August 02, 2017 The Markets There was some good news and some bad news last week. First, the good news: Thanks to consumer spending and an upturn in federal government spending, the U.S. economy grew faster from April through June this year. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.6 percent during the […]

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    July 17, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary July 17, 2017 The Markets It was a good week for a lot of stocks but not bank stocks. The Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) both finished at record highs last week. Barron’s indicated investors owe Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen a debt […]

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    July 10, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary July 10, 2017 The Markets Things you may want to know… • Financial companies gaining favor. During the past month, U.S. stock markets have seen a sector rotation. The S&P financials have gained some 6 percent, with tech sliding almost 4 percent. That still leaves financials lagging behind the S&P 500 for […]

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    July 3, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary July 3, 2017 The Markets This is the way the quarter ends – with a central bank scare. Last week the European Central Bank and Bank of England cracked the ‘open secret’ (i.e., central banks will provide less stimulus and increase rates at some point), and investors did not like what they […]

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    June 26, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary: I hope all of you are having a good summer. Your accounts have had a lot of sunshine so far this year and the S&P, Dow and International stocks have all been positive year to date. Many people would assume bond markets are down for the year. After all, stock and bond […]

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