Posts Tagged: Weekly Market Commentary

Volatility Remains Absent

Lack of serious news during the week proved to be positive, which follows the notion of no news is good news.  Global markets started out with a bang on Monday as North Korea remained largely absent from media headlines and we also learned that the devastation of hurricane Irma produced significantly lower damage estimates than…

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International Leadership

Leadership across global equity markets remained largely tied to international exposure during the week as major U.S. indices failed to produce gains.  The large capitalization Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 closed lower by nearly 0.60% for the week while companies with smaller capitalization (S&P 600) fared the worst with a loss of approximately 1%.  The…

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Global economic data points remained rampant throughout the week with many indicators pointing to an environment that may likely bode well for global equity exposure.  Domestically, the revision of second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth proved to be the most important.  Growth was revised to an annualized 3%, from the previous 2.6%, and was…

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Retailers For The Win

The general profit trend for brick and mortar retailers has not been entirely favorable over the past couple of years.  Higher equity price volatility along with increased online competition have resulted in a wide array of consolidations in the industry as well as lower profit margins.  Earnings data last week, however, bucked that trend as…

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