Posts Tagged: Monthly Market Commentary

December 2017 Recap

Political volatility through the use of fiscal policy became the dominant talking point throughout the month. The new Republican tax bill emerged through Congress victorious and was finally signed into law by President Trump. Such an outcome was only certain in the last few weeks of the month given the increasing disparity of bipartisan support…

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November 2017 Recap

Economic growth data proved dominant through the month despite volatility concerns stemming from political uncertainty tied to tax and healthcare reform. Data tied to October retail sales indicated an unexpected upside surprise that was also met with a higher revision of September’s growth. The data was encouraging as a means of how the consumer may…

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October 2017 Recap

Politics remained at the forefront during the month as potential tax reform, as well as healthcare reform, dominated media headlines. Market participants appeared rather pessimistic on the future of corporate tax adjustments given that the proposal fails to cut taxes immediately. Rather, the plan is for cuts to be phased-in over multiple years. Despite such…

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September 2017 Recap

Economic data points remained rampant throughout the month with the U.S. manufacturing sector taking a decisive lead. Impressive growth in the sector was reported by the Federal Reserve banks in Chicago, Philadelphia, Richmond, and even Dallas. New York’s Federal Reserve posted a nearly three-year high reading. The catalyst for such an expansion is hard to…

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