Market Commentary

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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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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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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Do You Know What Recession Indicator is on the Rise?

November 12th, 2018
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The signs are everywhere – inflation is on the move. The economy has been humming on the heels of the tax cut, labor markets are tight, and the consumer remains optimistic. I think these factors, combined with pricing pressures from wages and tariffs,[…]

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3 Factors that Could Shape the Markets in Q4

November 5th, 2018
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Q4 has gotten off to a rocky start. With the benefit of hindsight, we can now see that the downside volatility actually started on October 3, when the S&P 500 traded near its all-time high for the last time in October.[…]

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Is the Fed Really “Going Crazy?”

October 29th, 2018
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Recent remarks by President Trump make one thing clear: he is not a fan of higher interest rates. In an impromptu press conference after walking off Air Force One on October 10th, the president remarked that the “Fed has gone crazy,” adding that he believed it was a mistake to tighten monetary policy,[…]

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Look for Risks that No One is Talking About

October 23rd, 2018
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When the U.S. and global equity markets took a steep dive in the week of October 8, the headlines were a chorus of replayed fears: Interest rates are moving higher too fast! The Fed is in danger of making a major policy error![…]

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How to React to Recent Volatility

October 15th, 2018
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The S&P 500 and global markets took a steep drop significantly this week, declining -3.26% and -2.41% (ACWX), respectively on Wednesday alone. Stocks were led down by the technology giants, with the Nasdaq falling an even further -4.08%.1 Many clients and readers are concerned,[…]

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3 Risks to Rising Stock Prices

October 8th, 2018
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The S&P 500 notched a stout +7.2% gain in the third quarter, in spite of bubbling trade disputes, rising interest rates, and concerns about currency and debt in the Emerging Markets. Q3 marked the S&P 500’s best quarterly performance in nearly five years (Q4 2013).[…]

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