Stocks broadly fell in May on trade rhetoric. While trade negotiations have been ongoing with China, Trump has announced new tariffs on Mexico in an attempt to bring Mexico to the table as a willing participant to help on immigration and southern border security initiatives. Policy and politics aside, opening a new round of trade […]
If there is anything that Wall Street isn’t short of, it is expressions and superstitions. One of the most well-known investment axioms is “sell in May and go away.” This expression is derived from the daunting statistic that of all six month periods during the year, the May to October time frame is the one […]
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The end of 2018 brought a bout of volatility on headline risk and a yield curve inversion stoking fear of a recession. While the bear clamored for attention, the bull fought back through the first quarter and on positive feedback from the ongoing US-China trade negotiations, strong job growth, low inflation, and stable interest rates, […]
January’s strong market rally (the best start to the year in 30 years) continued into February on a combination of news including constructive US-China trade talks, a considerably more dovish stance from the Fed, and the implementation of stimulus in the Chinese economy. These positives outweighed concerns about slowing global growth and the Standard and […]
January brought welcome relief to investors, as a strong labor market, low inflation, and a more patient Fed reminded markets that underlying fundamentals remain strong. During January, the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index experienced a 7.9% rally, its best January return in over 30 years. Small caps as measured by the Russell 2000 Index, posted […]
In 2018, investors faced a year of heightened volatility (corrections in January and February, and again through the 4th quarter) in which fundamentals were at odds with general sentiment and overall market performance. During the year, we saw markets reach record highs, the economy expand at rates not seen in many years, unemployment reach a […]
In financial markets there are no sure things—and, as financial advisors, we cannot (and would be foolish to try to) use the word “guarantee.” But if advisors and investors ever looked for (or accepted anything as) a sure thing, there is a leading economic indicator with a perfect record. Every modern US recession was preceded […]
November brought more volatility for domestic equity markets. While added pressure resulted in nearly all of the year’s equity market gains being erased by Thanksgiving, a post-holiday rally gave investors much to cheer. The rally comes on the back of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell walking back some of his October commentary that led to […]
In today’s fast paced and high-tech world, 24/7 media coverage is available quite literally at your fingertips. For anyone with social media, it should be no surprise that voter interest in the midterm elections have surged to record highs within both parties. Currently, the House of Representatives, Senate, and presidency are all within Republican control. […]
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