December 2016 Educational Economic Update

2016-12-07T18:26:39+00:00December 7, 2016|Market Commentary|

In this month’s update, we’ve addressed some of the major headlines that influenced markets in November, along with insight into what these developments could mean for you as an investor. Looking back on November, no one could argue that it was a boring month. After a long, exhausting presidential campaign, Election Day brought results that few people were expecting. Just that day, the New York Times had given Hillary Clinton an 85% likelihood of winning, [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 6/10/11

2011-06-13T15:34:07+00:00June 13, 2011|Market Commentary|

The market took another beating this past week with the 6th straight week of losses.  All three major indexes are down more than 4 percent over the last month due to concerns that the U.S. economy is stalling.  Stocks have been falling since April as a response to the negative reports in housing, manufacturing and employment.  Some other factors that are leading to the extended period of losses are rising fears regarding the debt ceiling [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 5/6/2011

2011-05-09T09:15:29+00:00May 9, 2011|Market Commentary|

Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average -1.34% +9.17% NASDAQ Composite -1.60% +6.58% S&P 500 Index -1.72% +6.56% Russell 2000 -3.69% +6.34% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index +0.19% +0.86% MSCI All Country World -2.84% +5.21% Source: Yahoo! Finance.  Data through 5-6-11 Global markets were rocked last week with large sell-offs in oil and silver, which also spilled over into many other commodities, equities, and currencies.  The S&P 500 had a four-day losing streak [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 4/8/2011

2011-04-11T05:58:49+00:00April 11, 2011|Market Commentary|

This past week started strong as the major indexes finished up for the first few days of the week.  However, things took a turn for the worse when another earthquake shook Japan.  In addition to the tragedy in Japan, the conflict in Libya heated up, and a potential government shutdown loomed.  All these factors combined led to a week of low trading volume as investors waited to see how everything would play out. [...]

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