Market Commentary

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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What Can You Expect from Volatility, Inflation & Tech Regulation?

November 3rd, 2018
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U.S. Stocks appear to have bounced back before entering correction territory, but could 2019 be more inflationary then we thought? Read on to get the details…
Remember that Volatility Works Both Ways – October was far from a pretty month for stocks,[…]

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How Could Midterm Elections Affect the Markets

October 31st, 2018
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Martha P. from Worcester, MA asks: Hello Mitch, I’m curious if you think the midterm elections are causing any of this volatility, or if you think the election outcome could affect the markets?
Mitch’s Response: Thank you for your question, and it’s a very interesting one particularly when you consider historical trends around midterm election years.[…]

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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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Another Week, Another Drop for Stocks!

October 27th, 2018
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This week we saw more drops in the market, but is this a sign of a bear rearing its head? Read on to get the details on this and more…
Another Wednesday, Another Steep Drop for Stocks – there’s been something about Wednesdays this October.[…]

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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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Market Volatility vs. A Strengthening Economy

October 20th, 2018
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While market volatility persists, economic indicators point to a robust economy. Get all the details by reading on…
Insights from the September Fed Minutes – for market and Fed watchers who were expecting revelations and/or references to the recent market volatility in the Fed minutes,[…]

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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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Inside the Markets Dip into Correction Territory

October 13th, 2018
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This week was a rocky one as the S&P posted sharp declines beginning on Wednesday and tech regulation came to the forefront with news that Google+ users’ data was hacked. Get the details by reading on…
Stocks Endure Sharp Selling —[…]

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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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