Market Commentary

  • July 8, 2014

    Happy birthday, United States of America! U.S. stock markets gave Americans plenty of reason to celebrate over the Fourth of July weekend. The Dow Jones Industrials Average earned ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ from investors and pundits as it shot above 17,000 last week. The Telegraph observed, however, market highs sometimes cause investors to engage in emotional behaviors like anchoring, which […]

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  • July 2, 2014

    The Markets Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce delivered news that was as welcome as a great white shark sighting at a popular beach on the Fourth of July: the Commerce Department’s third revision of its estimate for economic growth in the United States during the first quarter of 2014 was revised downward. Instead […]

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  • June 16th 2014

    The Markets Investors remained complacent even in the face of unexpected events in Europe and the Middle East this past week. Last week, news media reported civil war in Syria has boiled over into Iraq, and ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), a Sunni extremist group, has seized control of hundreds of square miles. […]

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