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November 2020 Market Update


A Balance of Power and Vaccine Positively Received What’s happening now:  Four major events arrived during November, and their effects were both immediately witnessed and continue to be seen in the markets across the globe. Those four major events are the U.S. elections, promising news of vaccines, another COVID-19 wave accompanied by ensuing shutdowns, [...]

November 2020 Market Update2020-11-25T15:03:37+00:00

October 2020 Market Update


Economic Signs of Life What’s happening now:  October continues to show signs of an economy that continues to improve from its abrupt stop. While the recovery is a welcome addition to this year's historic course, taking a closer look at the health of the economy reveals that although many segments have recovered, others have [...]

October 2020 Market Update2020-10-26T13:39:02+00:00

September 2020 Market Update


Low Rates, Market Head Fakes What’s happening now:  As noted last week, September has shown an increased level of equity market volatility as technology stocks pulled back.   In the Nasdaq Composite Index, an official correction (-10% off the high) was reached in just four trading days – the fastest ever on record(1).  Most experts [...]

September 2020 Market Update2020-09-22T00:44:38+00:00

August 2020 Market Update


Reaching New Highs on Stimulus Expectations What’s happening now:  The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high as investors continue to have faith that Congress and the Fed will pump additional stimulus into the economy (1).  Despite initial reports Republicans and Democrats would come together on a second round of stimulus in early August, [...]

August 2020 Market Update2020-08-21T19:06:32+00:00

July 2020 Market Update


Federal Reserve Pumping Keeps the Market from Dumping? What’s happening now:  Equity markets continue to push higher as investors expect Congress and the Fed to continue pumping stimulus into the economy.  It is our expectation that the new stimulus package will come in early August and will be less robust as the first package.  [...]

July 2020 Market Update2020-08-06T13:08:34+00:00

June 2020 Market Update


Economic Decline with Market Incline  What’s happening now:  Since our last update, the Fed has continued to support the economy through a growing number of actions and promises.  At the June meeting, interest rates were left near zero as an expectation of a full-year decline in economic output to be between 4% and 10% would [...]

June 2020 Market Update2020-06-29T12:14:46+00:00

May 2020 Market Update


Previous Confirmations and Forward Expectations What’s going on?   When the coronavirus first caused global shutdowns, everyone knew there was historic economic damage occurring across the globe. Reports such as the US weekly initial jobless claims provided a glimpse into what was happening, as the largest number of workers reported a job loss than any [...]

May 2020 Market Update2020-06-02T20:50:38+00:00

April 2020 Market Update


Markets Rally as the Global Economy Slows at a Dramatic PaceWhat's going on?  The global economy has quickly come to a standstill as efforts to fight the novel COVID-19 virus have continued. Unemployment numbers crushed previous records, with more than 15 million people filing jobless claims in a three-week span during March. Businesses deemed non-essential [...]

April 2020 Market Update2020-04-28T18:53:24+00:00

February 2020 Market Update


Coronavirus Fears Drive Markets While the Economy Continues to GrowWhat’s going on? Markets were rattled by reports of a coronavirus outbreak in China, which has caused tens of thousands of people around the world to be sickened by the illness, which has no vaccine. During the initial reporting, market participants made “safe haven trades” by [...]

February 2020 Market Update2020-02-19T18:07:03+00:00

January 2020 Market Update


2020 Continues Its Pace From 2019 What’s going on? Although the decade came to a close at the end of 2019, the economy, which began its current expansion over 10 years ago, continues to move forward with growth. U.S. consumers continue to serve as the backbone for the U.S. economy, as wages and inflation [...]

January 2020 Market Update2020-01-21T23:11:49+00:00
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