Market Commentary

May 22nd, 2017 - Market Update

"There are no friends in Washington, only enemies and accomplices" and Donald Trump is learning this on the job, the hard way, as BCA recently remarked. Global equity markets absorbed another Washington DC jolt last week on news of possible obstruction of justice by the President of the United States in an ongoing investigation of former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn. [...]

May 15th, 2017 - Market Update

U.S. stock markets softened on the week except for technology and energy stocks, the latter boosted by a rebound in oil and natural gas prices. U.S. markets may have been unnerved by another, 'did that really just happen' moment in Washington (Comey termination) while Macron's election victory in France last weekend did little to boost European stocks or the Euro, which were relatively flat on the week. [...]

May 8th, 2017 - Market Update

U.S. equity markets posted modest gains in a week driven by technology and financial stocks and an appetite for risk. Interest rates across the yield curve shifted higher in response to moderately encouraging economic data, corporate earnings, and hopeful political news coming out of Europe. International stocks again outpaced their U.S. counterparts. Commodities drifted lower on the heels of oil prices falling further to $46.25. [...]

May 1st, 2017 - Market Update

Global equity markets rallied last week on what the market deemed favorable results in the first round of the French Presidential election on April 23rd. As the polls predicted, Macron #1 and Le Pen #2, should translate to a higher likelihood of Euro-area stability. Most European market rallied nearly 5% while fixed income and commodities softened. U.S. markets traded higher in sympathy with Europe but were likely more focused on U.S. corporate earnings season. [...]

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