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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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A time to worry?

By |July 14th, 2018|

For much of the second quarter, the markets could not decide whether it was time to panic and retreat or not. Despite many negative headlines, it was a challenge to clearly and emphatically determine a risk factor that justified a general move to safety in the markets. On the flip side, with […]

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Is the honeymoon over?

By |April 21st, 2018|

The title of the first quarterly letter for 2018 ponders the obvious question about the financial markets. Indeed, the long lasting “honeymoon” between President Trump and the U.S. equity markets seems to be over, with the Dow Jones Index down roughly 12% between the high on January 26th and the recent low on […]

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One Down, Three Or More To Go

By |January 20th, 2018|

With the first year of the Trump Administration now history, we take a step back to assess the state of the markets and discuss the outlook for 2018. Markets roared ahead for the year ending December 31st, 2017: the S&P 500 delivered a total return of 21.83%; the Dow Jones was up 28.11%; the […]

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