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Outlook 2019: How to focus on what really matters in the Market

AFTER NEARLY 10 YEARS of witnessing the U.S. economy and stock market recover—and thrive—investors are starting to wonder if we’ve seen all this expansion and bull market have to offer. Despite the market weakness we saw at the end of 2018, at...

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A Wild Week in Review

Economic data has been under a microscope since the Federal Reserve (Fed) emphasized its allegiance to data dependency after raising interest rates in December. The Fed’s rate hike and Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s post-meeting press conference...

Lower Valuations Offer Long-Term Opportunity

This week, we look at stock valuations to try to gauge the potential opportunity for stocks. Amid the dizzying volatility and news cycle that investors have had to deal with lately, it can be difficult for many investors to take a step back and see...

Market Fears and Economic Realities

Market participants’ evaluation of increasing policy uncertainty has contributed to sharp equity market declines over the last quarter. The list of issues raising concerns has been broad: the Federal Reserve (Fed); trade policy; looming Brexit...

That Sure Felt Like a Bear

While technically not a bear market, it sure felt like one. From its September 20 high through Christmas Eve, the S&P 500 Index fell 19.8%, including a more than 7% one-week (December 14–21) decline unmatched since the 2008–09 financial...

Outlook 2019: How to focus on what really matters in the Market

AFTER NEARLY 10 YEARS of witnessing the U.S. economy and stock market recover—and thrive—investors are starting to wonder if we’ve seen all this expansion and bull market have to offer. Despite the market weakness we saw at the end of 2018, at...

U.S.-China Trade Deal, One Week Later

While the broad outline of a negotiating period was a positive takeaway from the trade agreement between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit, details remain elusive. Headlines following the meeting signaled a meaningful cooling...