Market Commentary

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Market Commentary - June 16th, 2018

Macro and geopolitical anecdotes dominated market psyche last week netting marginal gains in U.S. equity markets, a strong USD, and a flattening yield curve. It was the highest profile week of the year for monetary policy with pivotal developments from the Fed, ECB, PBOC, and BoJ. Trade disputes and Fed policy drove commodity prices sharply lower and the U.S. dollar to its strongest week since 2016. [...]

Market Commentary - March 9th, 2018

Last week, equity markets celebrated the nine-year anniversary of the bull market which began on March 9th, 2009. U.S. equity markets shrugged off new tariffs signed by POTUS, another high-profile resignation from the White House, and welcomed a denuclearize salvo from North Korea as a sign of reduced likelihood of conflict in Asia. Non-U.S. equities, commodities, and interest rates moved higher as well. A blowout February jobs report on Friday had many investors seeing a "Goldilocks" scenario with higher output accompanied with a higher ceiling for output. [...]

Market Commentary - February 16th, 2018

Positive economic data and continued strong earnings sent the S&P 500 to its best week since 2013 after getting slammed into correction territory in a remarkably short time period since late January. Three of the four main indices (S&P 500, DJIA, NASDAQ, Russell 2000) are back above their 50 day moving averages and now stand roughly 3%-5% below their record highs. [...]

Market Commentary - February 9th, 2018

The decline of the past two weeks has been just as breathtaking as the rally that preceded it, and we're still looking for the one big fundamental event that sparked it. Equity markets entered formal correction territory on Thursday, generally accepted as a price decline more than 10%. [...]

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