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    THE GLOBAL STOCK MARKET RALLY CONTINUED UNABATED FOR ANOTHER QUARTER

THE GLOBAL STOCK MARKET RALLY CONTINUED UNABATED FOR ANOTHER QUARTER

By |July 9th, 2021|

Global stock markets reached a new pinnacle, recording highs for the recovery from the 2020 market lows. For the S&P 500 Index, the second quarter 2021 was the fifth straight quarterly gain, a record notseen since 4Q, 2017. The 8.5% gain for the three months, coupled with the prior four quarterly gains, was the […]

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    Global Stock Markets Continued To Rally As The Bond Markets Faced Inflationary Fears

Global Stock Markets Continued To Rally As The Bond Markets Faced Inflationary Fears

By |April 8th, 2021|

The global stock markets ended 2020 on a high note and with little pullback they proceeded to achieve new highs when the first quarter of 2021 came to a close. For the 12 months ended March 31, 2021 the S&P rose over 51%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 53% and the NASDAQ Composite […]

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A Market Rally Provided An Exciting Conclusion To 2020

By |January 7th, 2021|

The global stock markets began the 4th quarter with some downward pressure. However, by November, it was off to the races once again. With the uncertainty of the US election behind us and the approval oftwo COVID-19 vaccines approvals on the horizon, the global markets resumed their bullish stance. For the quarter, the Dow […]

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This Market Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

By |October 28th, 2020|

The global stock markets paused only slightly early in the third quarter of 2020 before continuing their upward trajectory. The Federal Reserve continues to flood the markets with liquidity in light of the fragileeconomic backdrop. For the quarter, the Dow Jones Industrial average was up 8.2%, the S&P 500 was up 8.9% and the […]

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The Bull Market Is Alive And Well For Now

By |July 10th, 2020|

The second quarter of 2020 started with a bang. The Federal Reserve’s moves to support the markets during the quarter enabled the Dow to climb over 17%, the S&P over 20% and the Nasdaq to record all-time highs climbing over 30%. While the 10 and 30-year US treasury yieldsbarely budged, LQD the Investment Grade […]

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The Bull Market Catches Covid-19

By |April 5th, 2020|

The global equity markets began 2020 with a bang. New equity market highs were seen into late February.  Not since December of 2018 have we seen such selling with a vengeance. The equity markets took three weeks to fall 16% in December of 2018;  in March 2020, it took only six trading days. 

For the […]

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Equity Market Rally Continues

By |January 9th, 2020|

The fourth quarter was the polar opposite of 2018’s fourth quarter as the global equity markets rallied. The FOMC added liquidity to address problems in the repurchase market. There appeared to be progress in the US/China trade war. The global fixed income markets however, paused their rally as the total amount of negative […]

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And the Good Times Continue…

By |July 14th, 2019|

After suffering steep declines in the fourth quarter of 2018, US equity markets closed the first half and second quarter of 2019 at or near all-time highs. The global rally in fixed income markets continued as well. For the quarter ended June, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 3.21%, the Standard & […]

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2018, a year to be remembered…

By |January 11th, 2019|

Last year was arguably one for
the records books given the intense volatility during the fourth quarter. Despite
the US equity markets closing at all-time highs in late September, most asset
classes ended the year on a negative note.  The S&P 500 delivered a total return of negative
4.39%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 3.48%; the […]

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Fasten your seatbelts

By |October 12th, 2018|

For most people, summer is the best time of the year. For investors, it may have been particularly a pleasant one as markets roared ahead. The vibrant health of the overall market and economy during the quarter may have gotten lost due to the news headlines during the last week of September […]

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