Market Commentaries

23 Sep

Honey, I Shrunk the Balance Sheet

September 22, 2017 After months of signalling its intent to shrink its balance sheet, the Federal Reserve made it official on Wednesday, announcing it would begin unwinding its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October. As the Fed moved to further tighten, the Bank of Japan voted to maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy. Markets took the…

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25 Aug

Taxes Trump Debt

August 25th, 2017 After a couple of rockier weeks for the markets that were driven by political headlines and growing concerns over the debt ceiling and budget debate, equities managed to stabilize this week on renewed hopes for tax reforms. Investors were also soothed by remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central…

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18 Aug

The Dow’s Wild Ride

August 18th, 2017 It was a roller coaster ride for the Dow this week as politics took a front seat to the week’s economic news. Three business councils on manufacturing, strategy and policy, and infrastructure, which were established to advise the president on policy decisions, were disbanded this week in the wake of several executives…

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