Weekend Portfolio Analysis (July 1, 2017)

Market Analysis The stock market endured some turbulence this week after a series of hawkish comments from developed-market central bankers suggested that the era of ultra-loose monetary policy may be nearing its end. The S&P 500 was marginally lower, the Dow was unchanged, and the NASDAQ fell by 2.0% as continuing volatility in the technology…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (June 24, 2017)

Market Analysis Global equities were relatively flat this week, but not before the large-cap S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average posted fresh record highs on Monday. Energy shares weighed on the major indexes for much of the week as oil fell for the fifth straight week, but this was offset somewhat by the Federal…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (June 17, 2017)

Market Analysis The stock market did absolutely nothing as the Federal Reserve was the focus of investors’ attention this week. Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to set another record high on Wednesday, the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 displayed weakness. Despite falling inflation data in recent months, the U.S. Federal Reserve hiked rates on…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 11, 2017)

Market Analysis The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes all closed at record highs on Friday, gaining about 1% for the week.  Much of the rally was propelled by President Trump’s statement on Thursday that there would be an announcement regarding “big league” tax reform within the next few weeks.  Lower taxes,…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (July 2, 2016)

Market Analysis Equities recorded their strongest weekly gains of the year following last week’s Brexit debacle. Markets were spurred higher by a vow to further ease monetary policy by the Bank of England during the summer. In the wake of those comments, markets have priced in an 85% chance of a rate cut in England…

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