Posts Tagged: Weekly Market Commentary

The potential for tax reform was once again a dominant talking point throughout the week as market participants appeared slightly less optimistic.  The lack of notable enthusiasm was expressed in the form of selling pressure within small capitalization equities in the U.S.  The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 600 small cap index declined by 0.77% for…

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Earnings and Politics

Quarterly earnings reports dominated headlines throughout the week as did the release of the GOP’s proposed tax plan.  Amidst all of the news, the investigation concerning Russian interference in the 2016 election was also of interest.  Market participants did not seem entirely pleased with the proposed tax plan as it relates specifically to corporate tax…

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Earnings Remain Lively

The quarterly earnings season has produced a positive undertone thus far and appears to remain on track for yet another impressive quarter of growth.  Nearly 20% of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 constituents have reported earnings with a weighted earnings growth rate of 8.70%.  Relative to expectations, the current growth rate remains 1.93% above expectations. …

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