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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    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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    June 19. 2017

    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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