Market Commentary

Insights and thoughts from our team of Financial Experts

Market Commentary 2/25/2020

Stock market selloffs never feel good as they are happening. It is human nature to feel fear during a downturn just as it is natural to feel greed during rallies. After all, they are two sides of the same coin. Fear and greed offer balance in a market that otherwise...

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Market Commentary 1/28/2020

With the beginning of the Senate impeachment trial and the recent breakout of the “Corona” virus, stocks have taken a breather from the strong rally that kicked off 2020. The recent sell-off did not take us by surprise. During the Clinton impeachment, stocks rallied...

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Market Commentary 1/10/2020

With the broad stock market already up over 1.5% this year it seems clear the fear of investors that stocks would decline immediately following New Year’s, was misplaced. Keeping with our contrarian view that stocks would continue to rise after New Year’s, we remained...

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Market Commentary 12/31/2019

With 2019 wrapping up we thought a few predictions might be in order. We do not want our predictions to simply appear as “wild guesses” or “fliers” just to illicit a response from clients. We see our responsibility to clients as one bound by a sacred trust. We are...

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Market Commentary 12/22/2019

Since our last note to clients, the S&P 500 has rallied approximately 10%. In our last note to clients we suggested fresh all-time highs to be reached by stocks in the upcoming weeks. Indeed, that is what this rally has led to. Furthermore, we expected the Fed to...

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Market Commentary 10/08/2019

Immediately following our last missive on September 9, stocks experienced a burst higher. While stocks missed hitting an all time high on September 12 by a mere 16 points, we continue to believe stocks will achieve fresh all-time highs in the weeks to come. The recent...

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Market Commentary 9/09/2019

As August arrived, we told clients to expect volatility to increase but that there was little reason to “run for the hills” and sell everything. Our expectation was that there would be a slight downward bias in stock prices along with the volatility but no dramatic...

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Market Commentary 8/23/2019

Stocks started the day modestly higher ahead of a very important speech given by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. Powell is in Jackson Hole, WY along with other central bankers who gather there every year to exchange ideas. Many important announcements over the...

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Market Commentary 8/15/2019

“Dow tanks 800 points in worst day of 2019” - 8/14/19 In my last letter to clients, I pointed out how eager news outlets are to print eye-catching headlines referencing the number of points the Dow Jones Industrial Average drops. Well, today was another...

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Market Commentary 8/05/2019

“Dow plunges XXX points in worst day of XXXX!” I purposely left out the numbers because they ultimately do not matter. During my 28-year career, I have seen this headline XXX,XXX times. I expect to see it another XXX,XXX times before I retire. OK. So, today...

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