Market Commentary

4 Reasons the Market Will Remain Volatile in 2020

August 10th, 2020
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The economy should improve, but the pandemic, the election, and other factors may spark disruptions

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U.S. Recovery Lags Behind Europe, Dollar Down, Gold Up

August 5th, 2020
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Google sets work-from-home standard, high virus cases hamper U.S. recovery, gold prices surge

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Congress Debates Stimulus, Fed Mulls Moves, EU Stimulus News

July 27th, 2020
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Stalemate in Congress over next package, Fed likely to stand pat, EU issues bonds for first time ever

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Federal Deficits Skyrocket, Airline Woes, China’s Economy Grows

July 21st, 2020
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Pandemic causing early retirements, deficit highest since WWII, airline passenger revenue down 80%

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Economic Rebound Better than Expected, China Lags on Trade Commitments

July 14th, 2020
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Paycheck Protection Program details released, manufacturing and services improve, China trade deal questions

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4 Factors that Will Influence the Market for the Rest of 2020

July 7th, 2020
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The first half of 2020 was a wild ride, whether you’re
looking through an economic, public health, social, or market lens. For the
stock market’s part, equities defied most expectations and are nearly flat for
the year even as the economy remains mired in uncertainty.[…]

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Global Manufacturing Rebounds, Commodities Demand Up, Savings Rates Rise

June 29th, 2020
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Increased manufacturing, commodities demand signal recovery, Americans save more during lockdown

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Consumer Spending Up, Fed Issues Bleak Forecast, Makes Unprecedented Move

June 22nd, 2020
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Fed buys $250 billion in corporate bonds, Powell warns of long-term risk, consumers back to spending

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Recession is Official, Interest Rates Stay Low, Retail Better Than Expected

June 15th, 2020
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“Big box” store sales show consumer confidence rising, job loss data is unclear, recession began in February

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U.S.-China Tensions Rise, Food Prices Spike, Australia Recession Peril

June 8th, 2020
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Food supply bottlenecks raise prices, China problems grow, Australia’s 28-year expansion may be over

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