Market Commentary

4 Market Fears to Watch in 2019

January 7th, 2019
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The S&P 500 appears to have stabilized slightly following the December rout that culminated with a day in bear market territory, on December 24th.1 Though the depths of the selling pressure appear to be behind us for now,[…]

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The Bull Market Limps into the New Year

January 5th, 2019
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The market kicked off the year with small rises while negotiations around government shutdown continue to drag along with no clear end in sight and Apple made a surprising announcement. How could these events impact the market? Read on to get the details.[…]

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Was This Really the End of the Bull Market?

December 30th, 2018
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With every new day of equity market selling pressure, many investors are becoming increasingly concerned that maybe this is more than just a market correction. We’ve seen over $7 trillion wiped from global equity market cap from the peak in January,[…]

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Why Investors Panicking Should Make You Bullish

December 23rd, 2018
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Investors are getting increasingly edgy and bearish as stock market volatility continues apace, which is actually having the opposite effect on me – it’s making me more bullish. In this week’s column I’ll explain why I feel that way, but first I’ll unpack some of the sentiment indicators ‘flashing pessimism.’
You can find evidence of investor bearishness/skepticism in many places.[…]

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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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