Market Commentaries

19 May

Trump Tramples Markets

May 19th, 2017 A difficult week for the Trump White House translated into tumult for equity markets, as the Dow fell 373 points on Wednesday. Investors grew nervous that the Administration’s economic agenda would be derailed by the mounting, self-inflicted controversies emanating from the White House. Overall, economic news this week was very light but…

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12 May

Consumers Fail to Lift Markets

May 12th, 2017 The U.S. consumer took center stage this week, with results from the Commerce Department showing consumer spending bouncing back in April from its weak first quarter showing. The results unfortunately, did little to inspire investors in brick-and-mortar retailers which reported weak corporate earnings results this week along with slowing foot traffic. In…

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28 Apr

Strong Rally, Soft Data

April 28th, 2017 The worlds of politics and markets mixed again this week as voters headed to the polls in France for a preliminary presidential election. In the U.S., Congress failed to meet the April 28th government budget funding deadline, opting instead for a one-week extension in order to hammer out a deal. Meanwhile, the…

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