September 2019 Market Review and Outlook

September 2019 Market Review -Darren Leavitt, CFA Equity markets around the globe bounced back from the sell-off we had in August.  Uncertainties around trade continued to be in focus for investors as the US and China countered each other’s policies.  The continuing...

August 2019 Market Review and Outlook

Market Recap August 2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Investors endured a volatile month in August that saw most developed and emerging equity markets decline. The S&P 500 lost -1.81% during the month, the Dow lost -1.72%, the NASDAQ shed -2.60%, and the Russell 2000 lost...

2019 Mid-Year Review, Outlook and Expectations

US Consumer – Still Strong, Best is Behind Us Expected to contribute 1.5% (solid) of GDP growth, chugging along at 2%ish spending clip Nothing related to the consumer on the horizon that would force the Fed’s hand one way or the other. From the consumer standpoint, it...

May 2019 Market Review and Outlook

Market Review May 2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Equity markets did an about-face in May with the S&P 500 inking its first monthly loss of 2109.  Investors fled risk assets for safe-haven US treasuries as trade negotiations between the US and China soured.  Trade...

April 2019 Market Review and Outlook

Market Review April 2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Global risk assets continued to rally in April.  First quarter earnings are coming in better than expected, Central banks around the globe remain accommodative, economic data saw improvement, US & China trade...

March 2019 Market Review and Outlook

-Murray Titterington, CFP, CIMA Most of the major U.S. equity indices rose in March, and all of the indices notched their biggest quarterly gains in nearly a decade. The rise in US equity markets was attributed to signs of progress on U.S. – China trade negotiations...