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Month: January 2016

Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Review

Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Review

Market Overview During 2015 the US stock market posted its worst overall performance since the financial crisis of 2008. That being said, the DJIA decline of (2.23%) and the S&P 500 decline of (.73%) were modest compared to the 40% decline registered during that...
Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Review

Third Quarter 2015 Market Review

Even with multiple positive revisions noting US economic expansion in the second quarter and pegging US 2nd quarter growth at an annual rate of 3.9%, the US stock market could not shake off the global turmoil primarily related to the reported slow-down in China. In...
2015 – The Year in Review

2015 – The Year in Review

As Published in the Winter 2016 Edition of NJ Lifestyle Volatility was the overall theme of the stock market in 2015, but despite the wild swings to the upside and downside, the market finished roughly flat for the year, posting a price only return of -0.73%. The...
Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Review

Second Quarter 2015 Market Review

Market Overview – June Gloom! Equity markets slumped during the final 5 trading days of the quarter ending June 30th, and the US market endured its worst single day performance of 2015 on June 29th when the DJIA lost 350.33 points. Most point to the uncertainty and...