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2016 Monthly Market Commentaries

The Year In Review – January 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer 2015 will make the record books, unfortunately not for stock market performance. Although the year started off strong, after a long volatile road to the finish, the major indices finished the year little changed. In retrospect we witnessed many events, some record breaking and even life […]

A January to Remember or Forget? – February 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer The headlines are plenty, the fear palpable, the statistics frightening, and the impact on the investing world is nothing short of shocking. As for the cause, is it possible to be solely related to oil? Last time we checked, lower oil prices are good for the […]

Signals in the Bond Market – March 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer After the punishing start to the year, hope for a better month quickly faded as stocks continued their decline. By mid-February and after five consecutive days of losses the markets closed at two-year lows. Trading was driven by declining oil, weakness in the financial sector due […]

Looking Forward! – April 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer After just six weeks it seems that the fears of a recession, an emerging markets debt crisis, a collapse of the Chinese stock market and a global financial crisis has disappeared as quickly as they surfaced. In reality not much has changed, except for investor psychology. […]

Changing of the Guard – May 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer As we close the books to April, few would have believed in mid-February that the market would be positive for the year with energy being the top performing sector. After reaching the low of 15,660 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on February 11th, the market […]

Back to the Future! – June 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer We closed out the month of May with modest gains for all the major indices led by the NASDAQ up by 3.62%, the S&P 500 up 1.53% and the Dow up just .08%, making it the fourth consecutive month of gains for the Dow. Although we […]

Beyond the Headlines – July 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer As we celebrate the birth of our nation and reflect on the meaning of Independence Day, the British decided to make June 23rd their own version of Independence Day by voting to exit the European Union. Waking up to the news on Friday morning was surprising […]

Room to Run – August 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer July brought with it more surprises, new records and entertainment from both the Democratic and Republican national conventions. Just weeks after the shock of the Brexit, both the Dow Jones Industrial and the S&P 500 reached new all-time highs putting the market in solid positive territory […]

Identifying the Meaningful Metrics – September 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer As eventful as much of the first half of the year was, August was just the opposite with low volatility, light volume and lack of surprise. For much of the investment community, who usually enjoys a break from the action in the final weeks of the […]

Lingering Uncertainty – October 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer We closed out the month of September on a strong rally, ending the month with the Dow and S&P 500 both just marginally lower, and the NASDAQ higher once again. It was enough to finish the quarter with all three indices in positive territory. Although it […]

An October Unlike Any Other! – November 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer October is notorious for what has been referred to as the “October Surprise.” As the title indicates it is an event or headline that is not expected and carries a significant impact of some type. As we tiptoed into the final days of October there was […]

The November Surprise – December 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer It would be difficult to find anyone that was not surprised about something during the month of November. Many watched in shock or woke up in disbelief on Wednesday, the morning after the election, that Donald Trump would be our next president. For those who had […]

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