Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 15, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks posted their second straight week of declines during the holiday-shortened week. Rising tensions in North Korea, Syria, and Russia intensified the geopolitical jitters in the markets. News on Thursday that the U.S. had dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal in Afghanistan also appeared to spark a sharp drop in share prices…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 8, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks were relatively unchanged this week despite an uptick in geopolitical jitters following the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airbase and a potential shift in tactics by the U.S. Federal Reserve later this year. The missile attacks on Thursday evening further boosted oil prices and sparked a shift into defense stocks as well…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 1, 2017)

Market Analysis After the GOP’s failure to pass healthcare reform last week, investors are increasingly unsure of Trump’s ability to deliver on the widely anticipated tax reform legislation. Volatility appears to be creeping back into the markets, but in a very subdued manner. Stocks did move higher this week, recovering some of the decline that occurred the previous…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (March 25, 2017)

Market Analysis The days of docile markets may be ending as the most tranquil period in stock market history came to a close on Tuesday when the S&P 500 finally incurred an intraday move in excess of 1%. The 64 trading-day streak was 30 trading days more than the previous record set in 1995. The S&P…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (March 18, 2017)

Market Analysis All eyes were on the Federal Reserve this week. The first two days of the trading week were on reduced volume as the East Coast was battered by a winter storm and traders waited for an announcement from the Fed regarding interest rate policy. On Wednesday, U.S. and global stock markets rallied after…

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