Market Commentaries

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07 Apr

Markets Stuck in Neutral

April 7, 2017 Markets continued their search for direction this week as investors sought to reconcile a weak jobs number against strong reports on manufacturing and services. The mood was notably muted as investors awaited President Trump and Chinese President Xi’s late week summit. This was in part due to anticipation over the outcome of…

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31 Mar

Bulls Take a First-Quarter Lead

March 31, 2017 Markets rallied strongly this week with the S&P 500 up 0.80%, bringing the first quarter’s gain to 5.53%. Higher consumer and business optimism early in the quarter surrounding the Trump administration’s plans to tackle tax, trade, and regulations helped propel the markets higher. Despite the recent market dip after last week’s unexpected…

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Bergen, Norway. Photo credit: Cn0ra, Cn0ra
24 Mar

Trumponomics Fails First Major Test

March 24, 2017 The debate to replace Obamacare took center stage this week, stealing investor attention away from a spate of strong reports from the U.S., Eurozone, and the UK. This week the Republican-led House attempted to serve up its long-awaited bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Although an initial vote was scheduled for Thursday,…

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