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Monthly commentaries

Where are the markets headed? Get our perspective and keep up with the latest developments.

Uncertainty Returns

It was clear from the very first trading week of the year that investors were going to have a lot to deal with. Little did we know that the early headlines of the Iranian airstrike on the US Air Base near Baghdad was just the beginning of several major headlines that would ultimately lead to a decline in markets to begin 2020. Although markets were quick to shake off the highly combustible Middle East Situation, it was not prepared for the threat of a deadly coronavirus in China.

What A Year It Was

The opening of 2019 was clouded with significant uncertainty. Fears of an economic slowdown triggered by trade and monetary policy had led to a decline in the markets for 2018 and a near bear market during the December 2018 lows.

Countdown to the End of the Year

Although the month closed on a down note with the three major averages down for the shortened trading day on Friday, the markets had a very strong month.

Notable Headlines

Another round of rate cuts, another set of new highs, and one more job report indicating the economy is weathering the storm of trade tensions and cooling global growth.

From Housing to Stationary Bikes, the Markets Have a Lot to Tell Us.

September started with hurricane Dorian bringing devastation to the Bahamas and threatening a broad part of the East Coast.

Will The Consumer Keep Spending?

There were two themes that dominated the markets for most of the month of August. The return of volatility would be one and the other would be falling interest rates.

Here We Go Again

In addition to the beginning of second-quarter earnings, markets were tuned into the Fed for any hint of what it might do at the end of the month.

Time To Celebrate?

A quick look at the move in the markets for June would not be enough to reveal all of the headlines investors have had to digest.

How Low Will They Go?

There is an old saying on Wall Street: “sell in May and go away.” This would have been one of the years that such advice would have worked very well.

How Much is it Worth?

What do the S&P 500, the Nasdaq, Russell Wilson (quarterback of the Seahawks), and Dabo Swinney (Clemson football coach) all have in common?

Where Do We Go From Here?

March Madness took on a whole new meaning in the world of Wall Street and for one lucky person in Wisconsin, the sole winner of the record setting $768 million Power Ball lottery.

Three Thousand Six Hundred and Forty-Three

For those of you that like statistics, 3,643 is the number of days this current bull market has been alive.

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