Posts Tagged: Weekly Market Commentary

The quarterly earnings season is upon us and expectations are running high.  As of last week, less than 6% of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500’s constituents have reported earnings and the trend, although in its infant stage, appears positive.  We’re highly vested in the data that emerges from the fourth quarter earnings reports given…

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Global equity markets welcomed the New Year with open arms.  Returns remained positive across all major indices and were most impressive across emerging market equities, which returned nearly 3.70%, as depicted by the MSCI EM.  The index managed to continue its impressive upside momentum from 2017.  It’s important to keep in mind that emerging market…

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Another One in the Books

The last trading week of the year proved to favor international equities in a manner that has been evident for most of 2017.  In fact, the year has been dominated by strong performance across many indices but the award undoubtedly belongs to international and emerging market equities, as depicted by the MSCI EAFE index and…

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Tax Reform in Focus

A historic tax overhaul has been officially signed into law.  It seemed almost impossible six months ago given the setbacks from the failed Affordable Care Act repeal but Republican leaders remained steadfast in their efforts to introduce a new plan.  The question now becomes, “will the economy and the middle class truly benefit from this…

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