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2018: Year in Review

2018: Year in Review

Markets in 2018 turned out to be a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, but ultimately finished on a very sour note after a horrible 4th quarter. We began 2018 with optimism, having just come off a tremendous year in 2017 which saw 20%+ equity returns. Many investors...
Fourth Quarter 2018 Review

Fourth Quarter 2018 Review

Overview In the 4th quarter a second correction for 2018 was experienced as stock market investor concerns grew over whether the U.S. economy reached its peak earnings growth potential. Additionally, continued trade negotiations and uncertainty regarding the Federal...
Fourth Quarter 2018 Review

Third Quarter 2018 Review

Market Overview We continue to see back and forth trade posturing between the United States and foreign trading partners and expect this to continue throughout the remainder of 2018. With that being said, the U.S. and Canada reached a deal after a lengthy negotiation....
Fourth Quarter 2018 Review

Second Quarter 2018 Review

Market Overview The quarter was marked by a continued rally in the U.S. Dollar sparked by strong U.S. growth and economic data, much to the detriment of emerging market stocks and commodities (with oil being the only exception).  The quarter was roiled by tariff...
First Quarter 2018 Review

First Quarter 2018 Review

Market Overview The overwhelming story of the 1st quarter of 2018 was the return of volatility to our financial markets. In the past quarter, investors saw the S&P 500 experience 6 trading days of plus or minus 2% moves; something that did not occur during a...
2017 – The Year in Review

2017 – The Year in Review

Early Predictions Heading into 2017, many analysts were predicting a modest year for investors. Fresh off the end of 2016 where stocks rallied strong in the fourth quarter to finish up almost 12% (S&P 500) for the year, both Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs were...