Market Commentaries

07 Jul

Jobs Report Lifts Markets

July 7th, 2017 Strong jobs and manufacturing numbers this week helped lift investor spirits for a highly anticipated second half boost. Jobs easily cruised past expectations, enhanced by upward revisions to both April and May payroll reports. Meanwhile, rising demand in the manufacturing sector lead to a strong month-to-month rebound in the June Institute for…

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23 Jun

Little Fizzle Ahead of the Fourth

June 23rd, 2017 It was another uneventful week for the major U.S. equity indices. Existing home sales were about the only notable U.S. metric released with both home sales volume and prices managing to climb despite tightening supply. Healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and biotech stocks rallied on relief following the GOP’s release of their version of an…

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16 Jun

The Incredible Shrinking….Balance Sheet

June 16th, 2017 The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the second time this year on Wednesday. The action was widely anticipated by markets, but the far more interesting aspect emerging from the Fed’s June meeting was the additional detail the central bank provided in how it now intends to begin unwinding its $4.5 trillion…

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