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FOURTH QUARTER OF 2022: A MIXED QUARTER FOR PERFORMANCE

By |January 8th, 2023|

It was a roller coaster ride for global markets during the quarter. The markets continued their September decline into an October low where the recovery began. The S&P 500 Index rose 7.5% with the Dow Jones Industrial Average outperforming with a rise of 16%. The NASDAQ composite however fell 0.8%. The MSCI All Country […]

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THIRD QUARTER OF 2022: ANOTHER UGLY QUARTER

By |October 9th, 2022|

World stock markets moved significantly lower during the quarter, making that three quarters in a row, an accomplishment not seen since 2009. The S&P 500 Index fell 4.9%, the NASDAQ composite dropped 3.9%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 6.2%, the MSCI All Country World Index fell 6.7% and the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond […]

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    SECOND QUARTER OF 2022: IT WAS AN UGLY QUARTER BY ANY STANDARDS

SECOND QUARTER OF 2022: IT WAS AN UGLY QUARTER BY ANY STANDARDS

By |July 15th, 2022|

World stock markets moved significantly lower during the quarter; the S&P 500 Index fell 16.1%,the NASDAQ composite dropped 22.2%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 10.7%, theMSCI All Country World Index fell 15.5% and the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index movedlower by 8.2%. For the first six-months of the year, the S&P 500 hadn’t […]

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    THE GLOBAL STOCK MARKET RALLY RESUMED DURING 2021’s FOURTH QUARTER

THE GLOBAL STOCK MARKET RALLY RESUMED DURING 2021’s FOURTH QUARTER

By |January 6th, 2022|

World stock markets overall rallied to new highs during the quarter finishing out 2021 with a stellar ‘SantaClause Rally’. During the fourth-quarter of 2021, the S&P 500 Index gained 11.02% (making it the sixthquarterly gain in a row), the NASDAQ Composite appreciated 8.47%, the Dow Jones Industrial Averagemoved higher by 7.87%, the MSCI All […]

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THE GLOBAL STOCK MARKET RALLY PAUSED THIS QUARTER

By |October 10th, 2021|

While world stock markets on the whole achieved new highs during the quarter they limped into the waning days of quarter-end. For third-quarter 2021 the S&P index gained 0.58% (making this quarter the fifth quarterly gain in a row), the Nasdaq Composite lost 0.22%, the Dow Jones Industrial average lost 1.46%, the MSCI All […]

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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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