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2017 Monthly Market Commentaries

Up, Up and Away

December Monthly Market Commentary By Deborah DeMatteo, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer If you were one of the many scratching your head at the end of October, then you are likely questioning what just happened. November was a month that continued to confound even many of the seasoned investors on Wall Street, as treasury […]

Records in Even Unlikely Places

November Monthly Market Commentary By Deborah DeMatteo, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer As we entered the month, investor sentiment was anticipating that the market would have to successfully hurdle any challenges to validate its success and staying power. With October comes higher scrutiny. The markets are in the heart of third quarter earnings, the […]

A September to Remember

October Monthly Market Commentary By Deborah DeMatteo, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer September certainly did not disappoint as the market advanced higher to close out the month and the 3rd Quarter, the 8th consecutive quarter of gains. September is statistically one of the worst months of the year for performance; notching another gain is […]

A Fragile Balance

As the days gradually get shorter and the cool evening temperatures remind us that summer is coming to a close, the last quarter of 2017 is already in sight. In what has been referred to as the Teflon market, we now open the books of the historically treacherous months of September and October. The economic […]

Headlines – August 2017 Monthly Market Commentary

Amid the endless headlines of turmoil around the world, investors chose to focus of the positives, bringing the market higher once again for the month of July. Earnings season is in full swing, the economic data deluge in full force, and the wild headlines out of Washington are never ending. The fundamentals have certainly pointed […]

The Future of the “Whole” Grocery Cart – July 2017 Monthly Market Commentary

The month of June gave us a few things: Father’s Day, the official beginning of summer, and let’s not forget about Flag Day. June also closes out the first half of the year. In terms of performance, the DOW and S&P 500 are off to a strong start posting an 8.03% gain and 8.24% gain […]

Decrypting the Indices – June 2017 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer President Trump grabbed many of the front-page headlines for the month of May with the firing the director of the FBI, completing his first international trip, during which he announced a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, implications that members of his administration, including his […]

Where are the Retirees Going? – May 2017 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer As we finish out the month of April, we are in the heart of first quarter earnings reports, fresh economic data and the end of the first 100 days of the new administration. The markets remain optimistic that earnings growth is sustainable and that economic growth […]

Here Come the Robots – April 2017 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer We close the quarter with the S&P 500 up 5.53% year to date, completing the 6th consecutive quarter of market gains. Although the Dow and S&P 500 were down marginally for the month of March, we are off to a great start of the year. European […]

Details – March 2017 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Prior to the last couple of weeks, many of you had probably never heard of the Fiduciary Rule, and even then, many of you may still not have heard of it. With the many regulations that President Trump is looking to repeal, the Fiduciary Rule, which […]

Why Millennials Matter – February 2017 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer After all the anticipation and getting oh so close and failing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed over 20,000 for the first time on January 25th, just three trading days after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Although we did not close the month out above […]

2016: The Markets & Beyond – January 2017 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer It seems like now, in the final hours of 2016 that there was but one main event of the year, the election. It was the focus throughout much of the year and about the only thing talked about since the wee hours of November 8th. Believe […]

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