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August 03, 2018 | Market Commentary

Tech Takes a Beating A number of high-flying tech stocks that drove the market in recent years suffered a series setbacks at the end of the last month. Beginning with a sharp move lower in Netflix shares, the tech sector’s weakness accelerated on July 26 when Facebook suffered the largest one …

Library » July 2018 Perspective

July 02, 2018 | Market Commentary

Trade Tensions Heat Up It appears increasingly likely that Chinese President Xi Jinping will attempt to match President Trump blow for blow after the Trump Administration announced plans to go ahead with initial tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. China responded by declaring …

Library » June 2018 Perspective

June 05, 2018 | Market Commentary

Italian Politics Roil Markets In late May, initial attempts in Italy to form a coalition government between the populist Five Star Movement and the far-right League failed, sparking a political crisis and market turmoil. Italian bond yields surged and the debt of other periphery EU countries …

Library » May 2018 Perspective

May 02, 2018 | Market Commentary

Treasury Yields Hit Four-Year High The 10-Year US Treasury yield rose above 3% in April for the first time since the so-called ‘Taper Tantrum’ of 2013. The measure is a key benchmark influencing borrowing costs throughout the economy and has brought rising rate concerns to the forefront of …

Library » April 2018 Perspective

April 04, 2018 | Market Commentary

Market Volatility Remains Elevated US equities suffered their worst week in more than two years last month on concerns that increasingly restrictive trade policies may disrupt global growth. Although US stocks recouped some of those losses the following Monday, the market gyrations on the heels …

Library » March 2018 Perspective

March 02, 2018 | Market Commentary

Equity Volatility Returns The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered two declines of over 1000 points in early February as inflation fears led to a spike in market volatility. This marked the first correction (a decline of at least 10% from a recent high) for US equities in over two years. While …

Library » February 2018 Perspective

February 08, 2018 | Market Commentary

The U.S. Economy US stocks began 2018 right where they left off, marching steadily higher. The synchronized global expansion persisted into the New Year, aiding US economic growth and supporting equity prices. Rising corporate earnings, tax reform, and elevated investor sentiment have each also …

Library » January 2018 Perspective

January 05, 2018 | Market Commentary

The U.S. Economy 2017 was a great year for investors as strong returns pushed domestic equities to fresh all-time highs. Robust equity performance was seen across many of the major indices both domestically and abroad. Most fixed income sectors posted healthy gains as well. At the same time, …

Library » December 2017 Perspective

December 07, 2017 | Market Commentary

The U.S. Economy The current bull market rolled on in the month of November as the S&P 500 kept rising, closing above 2,600 for the first time ever. The U.S. large-cap equity market is now up over 350% since the trough of the financial crisis, marking one of the longest bull markets in American …

Library » November 2017 Perspective

November 06, 2017 | Market Commentary

The U.S. Economy In recent months, we have discussed the emergence of a synchronized global expansion unfolding across most economic regions. Though the expansion is not expected to be a sharp move, it has the potential to impact the U.S. economy and has thus far contributed to a modest …


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