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Record Gains Continue – October 2017 Market Update

The first nine months of the year were characterized by strong market returns, low volatility and moderate economic growth. For the third quarter of 2017, the S&P 500 returned 4.48% and the FTSE All World Ex-US Index increased 6.02%. For the year ending September 30, the S&P 500 added 14.24% and the FTSE All World [...]

By | 2017-10-19T17:49:46+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Market Update|

The Economy Picks Up Steam – September 2017 Market Update

In August, market volatility remained low in the traditionally quiet summer months as North Korean missile activity, terrorist attacks in Spain, violence in Charlottesville and Hurricane Harvey dominated the headlines. For the month of August ending August 31st, the S&P 500 Index returned .31% and the FTSE All World Ex-US Index was flat. Year to [...]

By | 2017-09-14T17:23:27+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Market Update|

August 2017 Market Update – Summer Months Show Low Volatility and High Returns

Low volatility and strong market returns continued in the month of July. Investors largely ignored the political headlines as they wait to see if any meaningful change will happen with tax reform and healthcare. The S&P 500 Index returned 10.34% while the FTSE All Word Ex-US Index increased 14.06% for the year ending July 31st. [...]

By | 2017-08-21T18:37:48+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Market Update|

July 2017 Market Update

The first six months of the year were characterized by strong market returns, low volatility and moderate economic growth, as investors followed the Trump administration’s first six months in office. For the second quarter of 2017, the S&P 500 returned 9.34% and the FTSE All World Ex-US Index increased 14.16%.  For the month of June, [...]

By | 2017-07-13T17:42:07+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Market Update|

May 2017 Market Update

The financial markets delivered positive returns in the first four months of the year, as investors watched Trump’s first 100 days. For the month of April, the S&P 500 Index returned 1.03% while the FTSE All Word Ex-Us Index increased 2.20%. Year-to-date through April 30th, the S&P 500 delivered 7.16% and the FTSE All World [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:52+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Market Update|

April 2017 Market Update

The first three months of 2017 were characterized by high consumer confidence, a stream of good economic news, low volatility and strong market returns as investors followed the Trump administration’s rise to power. For the first quarter of 2017, the S&P 500 returned 6.07% and the FTSE All World Ex-US Index increased 7.92%. Though consumer [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:52+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Market Update|

March 2017 Market Update

The financial markets delivered positive returns in the first few months of the year, as investors watched Trump’s first 100 days and the Dow crossed 21,000 for the first time. For the month of February, the S&P 500 Index returned 3.97% while the FTSE All World Ex-Us Index increased 1.74%. Year-to-date through February 28th, the [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:52+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Market Update|

February 2017 Market Update

In the first month of the year, political headlines dominated as Trump began signing executive orders, and the Dow crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time. For the month of January, the S&P 500 Index returned 1.9% while the FTSE All Word Ex-Us Index returned 3.4%. Since his inauguration, President Trump signed executive orders [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:52+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Market Update|

January 2017 Market Update

2016 brought its share of surprises, from the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s win, to the recent stock market rally. The beginning and ending to 2016 were characterized by an almost identical drop and rally. As the year began, investors feared a recession and deflation, and were uneasy over the Fed’s December 2015 rate hike. [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:52+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Market Update|