Market Commentary

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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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    All Eyes on Inflation

    The Markets: Weekly Market Commentary All eyes on inflation! Inflation is the way that economists measure changes in the prices of goods and services. The United States has enjoyed relatively low inflation for a significant period of time. Last week, the consumer price index indicated inflation had moved lower in May. Inflation is a main […]

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    May 22, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary May 22, 2017 The Markets How much is too much? There has been no shortage of drama since the new administration took office – legislative setbacks, controversial hiring and firing, and fiery tweets on various topics. Regardless, U.S. investors and markets remained stalwart until last week when the market declined. Markets recovered […]

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  • Уличный указатель у здания фондовой биржи в Нью-Йорке. 8 мая 2013 года. Регистратор доменных имён GoDaddy Inc провел прайсинг IPO по $20 за акцию, или выше предварительного индикативного диапазона в $17 - $19, таким образом компания оценена примерно в $4,5 миллиарда с учетом долга. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

    April 17, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary April 17, 2017 The Markets And the survey said… In late 2016, Natixis Global surveyed 500 institutional decision makers representing corporate pension plans, public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, foundations, and endowments. Survey participants said market volatility, geopolitics, and interest rates were their top risk concerns for 2017. I would […]

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    April 10, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary April 10, 2017 The Markets Happy Easter weekend and take it easy on the chocolate bunnies! U.S. stock markets are sending mixed signals and seem to be shrugging off the interest rate issues. It’s difficult to know how to factor in last week’s air strikes against Syria, which registered as a tiny […]

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    April 3, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary April 3, 2017 The Markets Happy Spring everyone! The market had a solid 1st quarter this year and for clients who had a large bond positions I made edits to move portions to stocks and it was very successful. The earnings reports so far have been solid which is also good news […]

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    March 27, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary March 27, 2017 The Markets You’ve read it before – and it’s true. Markets hate uncertainty. Failure to pass the American Healthcare Act, which was proposed by Republican party in Congress and President Trump, may have spooked U.S. stock markets last week somewhat. I once saw an article titled, “How To Make […]

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    March 20, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary March 20, 2017 The Markets Last week, with employment and inflation data approaching Fed targets, the Fed raised rates for the third time, pushing the Fed funds target rate into the 0.75 percent to 1 percent range, reported Financial Times: “Fed policymakers’ forecasts for growth and inflation remained little changed, with growth […]

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    March 13, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary March 13, 2017 The Markets Rate hike ahead…maybe. Last week’s U.S. employment report was better than expected. The United States added 235,000 jobs in February, which was a few more than economists had forecast. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the positive economic data helped push U.S. stock markets lower. The jobs report […]

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    March 6, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary March 6, 2017 The Markets Happy upcoming Easter everybody and I hope most of you are having the warm weather that we are currently receiving in Atlanta! Major U.S. stock markets were euphoric following President Trump’s speech on February 28. Optimism about the new administration’s pro-growth policies propelled the four major U.S. […]

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