Market Commentary

Filter Market Commentary by:

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary January 16, 2018

Global stock markets continued their blazing 2018 pace. The S&P 500 climbed another 1.6% and is now up 4.2% for the year. Global stocks participated in the rally as the MSCI ACWI rose 1.2%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index slid 0.2% last week and is down 0.5% for the year. The risk-on approach by investors and greater optimism about the economy have pushed rates higher. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary January 8, 2018

Global stock markets are moving along at a torrid pace. After a strong fourth quarter, the S&P 500 soared 2.6% last week. Global stocks did slightly better as the MSCI ACWI rose 2.7%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index dropped 0.3% last week. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary January 2, 2018

The S&P 500 completed the equivalent of bowling 300 by finishing all 12 months in positive territory, after accounting for dividends. U.S. stocks gave up some of their December gains last week as the S&P 500 fell 0.4%. The MSCI ACWI rose 0.4% on strong results from developed and emerging markets. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index climbed 0.5% last week, nearly making up for the previous week’s decline. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary December 26, 2017

 

Stocks continued their winning ways last week. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% and is now up 1.4% for the month. The MSCI ACWI rose 1.1% as global stocks rallied. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index dropped 0.6% on concerns that tax reform would push interest rates higher. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary December 18, 2017

Stocks moved higher again this week. The S&P 500 rose 0.9% last week and is now up 1.1% for the month. The MSCI ACWI rose 0.6% as global stocks slightly lagged the U.S. stock market. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index climbed 0.3%. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary December 11, 2017

Stocks continued to push higher. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% last week and is now up 0.2% this month. The MSCI ACWI rose 0.1% and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index finished basically unchanged. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary December 4, 2017

Stocks finished higher for the 11th straight month this year and many stock indexes hit new highs. The S&P 500 soared 1.5%. The MSCI ACWI and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index were basically unchanged. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary November 27, 2017

Stocks bounced back last week after two weeks of declines. The S&P 500 rose 0.9% and is poised to deliver its 11th month of positive performance this year. The MSCI ACWI climbed 1.0%. Bonds rose as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index gained 0.2%. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary November 20, 2017

Global stocks retreated marginally for the second week in a row. The S&P 500 fell 0.1%, and the MSCI ACWI slipped 0.2%. Bonds rose as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index shed 0.2%.

Markets were disrupted by news from manufacturing giant GE that it plans to restructure its business. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary November 13, 2017

Global stock markets edged slightly lower after reaching new highs earlier in the week. The S&P 500 and the MSCI ACWI both slipped 0.2%. Bonds fared worse, as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index shed 0.4%. Even with the slight decline, the S&P 500 and the MSCI ACWI are positive for November.   Read more