Q2 2020 Market Commentary

We moved through the second quarter as observers watching economic history unfold as COVID-19 initiated the shutdown of all non-essential businesses. This resulted in an initial unemployment claims figure that did not even come close to any street projections. The...

Q1 2020 Market Commentary

After hitting all-time highs in February, U.S. equity markets abruptly turned for the worst as discerning news emerged regarding the novel coronavirus. In over a month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped from a record high of 29,500+, to a 52-week low of...

Q4 2019 Market Commentary

As we closed out a phenomenal year for capital markets in 2019, we must admit a sigh of relief could be sensed which was a far cry from the sheer panic experienced the year before. With the memory of a devastating December 2018 fresh on our minds, end of the year...

Q3 2019 Market Commentary

Despite dropping into what we deemed as oversold territory during the month of August, the most recent quarter did close on a positive note. We must admit that as we yearn for clarity over time, we are blindsided by never-ending announcements that continue to drive...

Q2 2019 Market Commentary

The roller coaster ride in equity markets continued through the months of May & June, which can be described as a “miniature” version of last December into January. We did not test recent lows as we did in December, but the volatility reminds us that even in the...

Q1 2019 Market Commentary

The significant recovery in equity markets during the first quarter of 2019 has certainly helped with putting the disastrous end of 2018 behind us. Based upon fundamentals, our Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) targets of 26,000 for 2019 and 27,110 for 2020, remain...

Q4 2018 Market Commentary

To say that 2018 was a challenging year for capital markets would be putting it mildly. Despite healthy fundamentals, the extreme volatility experienced during the 4th quarter was enough to set new records, both bad and good. Volatility ranged from the worst Christmas...

Q3 2018 Market Commentary

It was an impressive 3rd quarter for U.S. Equities as the path to new highs continued into the 4th quarter. In tandem with the stock market run-up, yields on U.S. Treasuries also climbed to 7-year highs driven by another Fed rate increase and more positive news along...

Q2 2018 Market Commentary

Reflecting on the second quarter, we get a sense that we have been through it before, reminding us of the movie “Groundhog Day.” The Fed raised rates for the second time in June, and as of this writing, the DJIA is only slightly ahead of where it was at the time...

Q1 2018 Market Commentary

The new year started on a bullish note only to be interrupted by a January wage growth report that exceeded expectations. This was interpreted as the beginning of a long awaited upward trend in inflation, causing equity markets to come off recent highs whi le bonds...
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