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2015 Monthly Market Commentaries

The Changing Face of the Consumer – December 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer November is a month of giving thanks with friends and family. For retailers, it is the start of the long awaited holiday shopping season as they hope to end the year in the black. The traditional Black Friday shopping frenzy has been changing a little at […]

Trick or Treat? – November 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer From the very first week of October we witnessed a spectacular rebound in the market after the dismal close for the month of September. The interesting thing is that the economic backdrop has not changed much at all. The Federal Reserve is still on hold and […]

Still Waiting on the Fed – October 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer After the gut wrenching roller coaster ride at the end of August, the start to September was relatively calm. As we enjoyed the last days of summer and Labor Day celebrations quickly transitioned into the first day of Fall, once again markets sold off. The month […]

To the Crystal Ball! – September 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Can one month rewrite the last chapter of 2015? When we started the year, all expectations were for the market to continue its path on posting another gain, the Federal Reserve would begin raising interest rates, and the economy would continue to strengthen with an improving […]

The Law of Averages? – August 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer The month of July was a continuation of what we have seen so far this year, a market that is kind to a few and painful for many. Although the major averages such as the S&P 500 was up 1.97 percent for the month, it does […]

Greece Back on the Front Page – July 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Just when it appeared that the economic overcast in the U.S. was beginning to clear, Greece and its roughly 11 million citizens have dominated the headlines for much of the past month. At just roughly 3% of the size of the US population how is it […]

A Message From The Labor Market – June 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Over the next several months we will possibly see the end of monetary accommodation. Since the financial crisis and the bottoming of the stock market in March of 2009, we have looked to the Federal Reserve for support and creativity in re-writing the rules to guide […]

Unintended Consequences – May 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer We have learned a lot over the last several weeks as corporate America sheds light on the results from the first quarter. Most importantly we received a lesson in economics and the unintended consequences of monetary policy. Interest rates, currency volatility, central bank easing, and commodities […]

A Piece of the Pie – April 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer The month of March continued with the volatility that has been so characteristic of 2015. We closed the first quarter with markets relatively flat for the year, but traveling a lot if distance in between. The global, as well as domestic, economic and geopolitical news has […]

Record Setting Month – March 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer It is not just the stock market that was setting some new records in February, but unfortunately for much of the Midwest and the Northeast the weather was setting new records as well. As Boston dug out of their 2nd worst winter in history, 102 inches […]

“Time is an Illusion” – February 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer If you believe in the market lore, as goes January, so goes the year. If that is the case, you may not be looking forward to the rest of 2015. January closed the month with the S&P 500 down 3.10 percent; the second consecutive month of […]

Times Gone By – January 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer As another year comes to a close, it gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the year now behind us. For many it is the renewing of our New Year’s resolutions and an evaluation of our personal goals and expectations. For the markets, we […]

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