Market Commentary

  • January 7, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary January 7, 2021 2020 Year In Review The Markets Last week was the cherry on top of a turbulent year for investors. After the $900 billion fiscal stimulus bill was signed on Sunday, major U.S. stock indices moved higher.  U.S. Treasuries gained, too, as yields moved slightly lower. Thirty-year Treasuries finished the week yielding […]

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  • December 30th, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary December 30, 2020 We Made It The Markets U.S. stock markets remained calm as a fresh chapter opened in the coronavirus stimulus saga last week. Congress managed to cobble together a new stimulus package that was acceptable to both sides and pass it. The proposed package included money to help states distribute […]

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  • December 21, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary December 21, 2020 Santa Claus and The Market News The Markets Happy Holidays and Good News! Despite supply chain issues for the Elves this year, Santa will be making his rounds on schedule. I was just reflecting on another reason to love Santa. He made overnight free deliveries before Amazon ever existed. […]

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  • December 16, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary December 16, 2020   The Markets Happy Holidays everyone! Investor enthusiasm for stocks was supported by the AAII Sentiment Survey. Last week, 48.1 percent of participants were bullish and the longer-term average is 38 percent. Even with that outlook U.S. stock indices finished lower last week. The decline has been attributed to […]

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  • December 7, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary December 7, 2020   Market News and Some Middle Class Benchmarks   The Markets Major stock indices in the United States hit all-time highs on Friday, despite a lackluster employment report and a surge in COVID-19 cases, reported Lewis Krauskopf of Reuters. During the week, we saw:   The slowest jobs growth […]

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  • November 30, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary November 30, 2020   Vaccine Optimism Immunized Investors and Online Buying Trends   The Markets   In previous commentaries, we’ve written about narrative economics, which holds that popular stories may affect individual and collective economic behavior. Last week, diverse narratives had the potential to influence consumer and investor behavior, but not all […]

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  • November 23, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary November 23, 2020   Thanksgiving Is Here   I would like to open this Thanksgiving message to wish you and your family a special and joyful day. On behalf of our entire team, we would like you to know how much we appreciate our relationship with you. This has been a year […]

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  • November 16, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary November 16, 2020   Vaccine News Cheers Markets   Vaccine can be a powerful word and last week it was worth a lot to financial markets. On Monday, a pharmaceutical company and a biotech company announced preliminary trials of their vaccine show it may be 90 percent effective, reported Financial Times. The […]

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  • November 9, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary November 9, 2020   The Market’s Strength Surprises Despite The Election Upheavals   It’s said markets hate uncertainty, but despite tremendous uncertainty about the outcome of the election, major domestic and international stock indices moved higher. It could have been a difficult week for the stock market. As of Friday, we still […]

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  • November 2, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary November 2, 2020   The Markets The U.S. economy grew by 33.1 percent during the third quarter of 2020. Strong growth helped boost America’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and at the end of the quarter, GDP was only about 3 percent lower than a year ago, reported The Economist. Personal income increased […]

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