Market Commentary

  • 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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  • October 26, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary October 26th, 2020   The Markets Happy Fall season! So far in 2020, stock markets have been sensitive to fiscal stimulus, and last week, there was optimism a new stimulus package could be negotiated before the election. There also was skepticism about whether it would happen. As of this writing, it has […]

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  • October 19, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary October 19, 2020   The Markets The sharp rebound in Q3 is a testament to the underlying strength of the US economy before the shutdowns happened, combined with the seemingly unlimited ingenuity of American people. Twenty years ago, without the technology we have today, there is no way the US could have […]

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  • October 12, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary October 12, 2020   The Markets   ‘Maybe’ Was Enough For Investors Major U.S. stock indices finished the week higher and global indices were bullish on Friday because of U.S. stimulus talks, reported Financial Times. Earnings Season Is Upon Us Another factor that influences investors is earnings season, which begins this week. […]

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