Market Commentary

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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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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How Could These Events Affect the Markets?

November 10th, 2018
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Midterm elections may be over, but what could the results mean for the markets? And could other recent events have an impact? Read on to get the details…
What Does the Midterm Outcome Mean for Markets? – the U.S. election is now behind us,[…]

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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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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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