1/3/2017 Weekly Market Commentary

  What a difference a year makes! At the start of 2016, investors were rather pessimistic and risk averse, preferring bonds to stocks. By the end of the year, they were quite optimistic and preferred stocks to bonds. In between, markets traveled a bumpy road. During January of last year, few investors imagined we would be where we are today. Markets started 2016 in a tailspin with investors worried about slower growth in China, U.S. […]

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11/14/2016 Weekly Market Commentary

  Surprise! Markets were remarkably sanguine following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States. There was a moment of panic. As election results rolled in on Tuesday, Gold prices rose and Treasury yields fell, as investors sought safe havens.1 Dow Futures, a measure of overnight sentiment, fell by 4 percent,2 and Standard & Poor’s 500 futures dropped 5 percent.3 (When index futures trade lower before the market opens, it is […]

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