Market Commentary

3 Reasons for the Market Selloff

December 17th, 2018
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The S&P 500 has officially crossed over into correction territory1, which is generally defined as a decline of -10% to -20% over a reasonably short period of time (few weeks to a few months). As I wrote last week,[…]

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How Can You Get Through Volatility?

December 16th, 2018
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With a potential government shutdown around the corner, the U.S. putting pressure on China and the market officially entering correction territory, this week was a roller coaster of emotions. Read on to get our take on these stories and see how you can manage volatility.[…]

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Why is Market Volatility Increasing?

December 10th, 2018
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Volatility persists in the global stock market, but the media narratives haven’t changed much – it’s still, “fears of global slowdown, rising interest rates, flattening yield curve, and trade war with China” being most commonly cited as drivers of the selling pressure.[…]

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Volatility Rears Its Ugly Head

December 8th, 2018
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Volatility persists with headlines signaling fears of a recession signaled by a near flat yield curve, rising interest rates and fears of a global slowdown. But we aren’t convinced these factors are powerful enough to derail economic growth. Read on to get more details in news stories of the week…
Is the Trade “Truce” Between the U.S.[…]

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How Can You Navigate Volatility?

December 3rd, 2018
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All eyes appear to be on President Trump and President Xi Jinping as they get ready for the G20 Summit this weekend. What could this mean for tariffs and the world economy? Read on to get details to this story and other hot topics affecting the market…
Shop ‘Til You Drop – consumer behavior continues to shift when it comes to holiday shopping preferences,[…]

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Assets Plummet – 4 Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss

December 2nd, 2018
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It’s been a “nowhere to hide” situation for investors over the last several weeks.
If we look at the performance of 70 different types of asset classes from gold to bonds to oil to stocks, about 90% of them are down for the year through mid-November (negative total return in dollar terms).[…]

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Are FAANG Stocks a Bubble Waiting to Burst?

November 25th, 2018
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Technology stocks have felt a bigger impact from the recent downside volatility than the broad market (S&P 500). In the last three months through Wednesday (11/21), the S&P had declined -3.21% while the Nasdaq had fallen nearly twice that, at -6.9%.[…]

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4 Factors That Could Help End the Downside Volatility

November 24th, 2018
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Stocks have been on pretty shaky ground of late. The S&P 500’s all-time high of around 2,930 was actually reached in late September1, and stocks have pulled back and bounced around ever since. There seemed to be quite a bit of chatter in the financial news that once midterms were over,[…]

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5 Important Midterm Election Takeaways

November 19th, 2018
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It comes as a great relief to many – including the markets – that the midterm elections are almost over. I say ‘almost over’ because there are still key races in states like Florida and Georgia being contested, and there are still a few House races yet to be called.[…]

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Oil Prices Plunge into Bear Market Territory

November 17th, 2018
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Oils prices dipped into bear market territory while Brexit progress is halted and Amazon takes steps to their new headquarters. Get insight into these stories and more by reading on… 
What to Make of Oil Prices– oil prices underwent their longest losing streak ever,[…]

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