Market Commentary

Market Commentary - February 16th, 2018

Positive economic data and continued strong earnings sent the S&P 500 to its best week since 2013 after getting slammed into correction territory in a remarkably short time period since late January. Three of the four main indices (S&P 500, DJIA, NASDAQ, Russell 2000) are back above their 50 day moving averages and now stand roughly 3%-5% below their record highs. [...]

Market Commentary - February 9th, 2018

The decline of the past two weeks has been just as breathtaking as the rally that preceded it, and we're still looking for the one big fundamental event that sparked it. Equity markets entered formal correction territory on Thursday, generally accepted as a price decline more than 10%. [...]

Market Commentary - February 2nd, 2018

Last week marked the end of a spectacular January and a taste of long overdue market volatility. Equity markets finished in the red across the board last week pressured largely by concerns of higher interest rates impact on growth. Despite the volatility, the overall picture remains encouraging with low unemployment, rising wages, a strong housing market, and high levels of confidence. [...]

November 13th, 2017 - Market Update

The momentum trade that powered the S&P 500 to eight straight weeks of gains finally took a breather last week. All three large cap U.S. equity indices lost approximately 0.50% while small caps fell over 1%. Much of the softness in the U.S. can be attributed to questions swirling around the likelihood of D.C. getting something done on tax reform - Senator Paul Ryan opened the door for a delay on the corporate tax cut. Most international indices followed suit suggesting we may be in for a period of consolidation. [...]

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