Market Commentary

Earnings Are Strong, But Could This Development Be Cause for Concern?

August 11th, 2018
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Earnings are strong but could downward revisions be a reason for worry? Read on to get the details…
Earnings are Strong, But There May be a Cause for Concern – we now have Q2 results from 381 S&P 500 companies, and the numbers are robust.[…]

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What You Need to Know About FAANG Stocks, Google, Apple and More!

July 21st, 2018
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This week was packed with newsworthy headlines as Netflix missed first quarter estimates, Google faces EU penalties and Apple and Amazon fight to the finish for a trillion valuations. Read on the get the details.
Appealing the Mega-Merger — the U.S.[…]

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Could This Trade Threat Actually Be Recessionary?

July 7th, 2018
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Trade seems to be the topic of the week as Axios reports Trump privately mentioning that he may want to leave the WTO, which would upend a 70+ year old institution representing trillions of dollars of trade. Additionally, tariffs on the auto industry could affect millions of U.S.[…]

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What Does the Future hold for Earnings?

June 9th, 2018
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What “counter measures” have been taken in response to steel and aluminum tariffs and what does the future hold for earnings? Read on to get the full story…
Showdown at the G-7 – Traditionally, the G7 (Group of Seven) Council on Foreign Relations is an amicable meeting between the U.S.,[…]

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Tax Cuts, Trade War and Eased Bank Regulation – What’s Next?

May 27th, 2018
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This week Congress decided to roll back several bank regulations (Dodd-Frank law) while Trump announced that more tax cuts could be on the horizon. Get the details by reading on…
Congress Eases Dodd-Frank Bank Regulation – in a rare bipartisan effort,[…]

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What Could the Rising Bond Yield Signal for Investors?

May 19th, 2018
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This week the 10-year Treasury finally crossed the 3% threshold. But, what could a rising 10-year yield signal for investors? And how could the tariffs on Japan and China affect the market? Read on to get the details…
Bond Yields Cross Key Threshold – much has been made in the bond world about the 10-year Treasury’s march to a 3% yield – a level it has not seen since July 2011.[…]

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Oil Prices Rise – How Could This Affect the Market?

May 12th, 2018
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With Trump’s announcement to leave the Iran deal, all eyes are on the oil market and how it will react. Additionally, China and the U.S. plan to talk through trade deficits. Read on to get the details…
Oil Prices on the Rise – Crude oil prices surged above $70 this week,[…]

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What is Giving Investors Confidence?

April 24th, 2018
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Some of the world’s most valuable commodities saw price gains this week while financial stocks seem to be lagging. But the question is why? And what gives us confidence for the year ahead? Read on to get all the details!
Commodity Prices Surge – some of the worlds’ most valuable commodities – oil,[…]

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Q1 Earnings Season: Thumbs Up or Down?

April 14th, 2018
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This week proved to be eventful for tech as Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook, testified before Congress and Apple achieved its goal of powering operations with 100% renewable energy. Additionally, this earnings season could see its fastest growth rate since 2011 with seven sectors expected to see double digit earnings growth.[…]

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2 Biggest Issues Affecting the Market Right Now

April 7th, 2018
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Two of the biggest economic issues of the week appear to be the looming trade war and continued “techlash” on the world’s largest technology companies. What does this mean for the markets? Read on to find out…
The U.S.’s Tit-for-Tat on Trade with China – this week saw a flurry of activity in the brewing “trade war” between the U.S.[…]

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