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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|

December 2016 Market Update

The month of November was characterized by a post-election rally as investors made sense of the election implications. For the month of November, the S&P 500 Index returned 3.7% while the FTSE All Word Ex-Us Index returned -2.32%. Markets were strong year-to-date through November 30th; the S&P 500 Index was up 9.79% and the FTSE [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:52+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Market Update|

Election Market Update

President Elect Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. Presidential election caused volatility across the world markets. Stocks and the dollar fell on news of Trump’s victory by more than 5% in the futures market, though his consolatory acceptance speech seemed to erase these losses by the open of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday morning. In [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:52+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Market Update|

October 2016 Market Update

Markets recovered well from the initial shock of the June Brexit vote, as lower bond yields, expectations of additional monetary accommodation, and stable global economic data eased investor concerns. For the third quarter, the S&P 500 was up 3.85% and the FTSE All World Ex-US Index was up 6.94%; year-to-date, the S&P 500 Index increased [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:52+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Market Update|