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U.S. Stock Market Welcomes Outcomes of Midterm Elections and Fed Meeting

There are few things that will restrain an upward trending stock market more so than uncertainty, and this past week the U.S. equities market were pleased to see one of those uncertainties removed, partially alleviating some ambiguity ... Read More

Midterm Elections Highlight the Week Ahead

Before we dive into this week’s midterm elections, and associated, potential economic and market implications, let’s recap last week’s eventful trading session. Global equity markets finished firmly in positive territory for the week, although it certainly was not a smooth ride ... Read More

Market Volatility Can Serve as a Reminder of an Investor’s True Risk Tolerance

As global equity markets continue their month long retreat, many investors may be questioning if it’s time to swap their stock portfolio for cash in an attempt to avoid further downside. In our view, this rationale is often misguided and shortsighted. ... Read More

How Excited Would You Be if Your Favorite Retailer Advertised a 4% Sale?

How excited would you be if your favorite retailer advertised a 4% sale on all of their products? Chances are, most consumers wouldn’t even notice a 4% sale, let alone go out of their way for the opportunity to buy a desired item at a 4% lower price point. ... Read More

2018 3rd Quarter in Review: U.S. Stocks Continue to Impress

Global capital markets were mixed on the last week of the 3rd quarter. Equity markets struggled to find solid footing while fixed income markets put forth moderately positive performance, following a highly anticipated Federal Funds Rate increase by the Federal Reserve. ... Read More

Global Equity Markets Tick Higher Despite U.S. Proposing $200 Billion in Additional Tariffs

Global equity markets appeared totally indifferent to news that the U.S. was planning to impose additional tariffs of $200 billion on Chinese goods, as global equity indexes turned in impressive results for the week. ... Read More

Multiple Milestones Reached Last Week and International Stocks Stage a Comeback

Global stock markets finished the week in positive territory with emerging markets leading the way, trying to claw their way back in what has been a difficult 2018 for the group thus far. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ Composite gained 0.88%, 0.51%, and 1.67% respectively ... Read More

Volatility Returns in August thanks to Turkey and Trade Tensions

Volatility returned to global equities markets in a meaningful way over the past week, but appears to have only had a negative effect on Developed International and Emerging Market equities, leaving U.S. equities essentially unscathed ... Read More

Strong Company Earnings Support Stock Markets

U.S. equity markets delivered mixed results last week with the S&P 500 index and Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 0.18% and 0.44% respectively and the NASDAQ Composite gaining 0.40%. Overseas, developed and emerging markets both finished the week firmly lower. ... Read More

International Stocks Continue To Suffer From Trade War Concerns

Global capital markets were mixed for the week, as certain areas continued to feel pain stemming from ongoing trade tensions, particularly Emerging and Developed International markets. The S&P 500 Index sputtered to a level of 2,840, representing a modest increase of 0.80%, while the Russell Mid-cap Index gained 0.54. ... Read More

Kevin Mahn talks Performance Management on FTF

The role of the performance measurement staff over the years is changing and is becoming more critical to the success of a financial services firm, says Kevin D. Mahn, president and chief investment officer at Hennion & Walsh Asset Management ... Read More

U.S. Stock Mutual Fund Withdrawals Accelerate

U.S. stocks rebounded last week following two consecutive weeks of heightened volatility and negative returns. The S&P 500 Index gained 0.8% while the Russell Midcap Index climbed 1.1% and the Russell 2000 Index, a gauge of small cap companies, moved 1.5% higher ... Read More

Risk Off Mode Hits Markets

A war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jung Un caused stock markets around the world to sell off last week while bonds and gold rallied. The S&P 500 Index fell 1.4%, the Russell Midcap Index fell 1.9%, and the Russell 2000 Index declined 2.7% last week. ... Read More

International Stocks Finish another Week of Out-performance

U.S. Large cap stocks finished with minor gains last week while Mid and Small cap stocks fell in value. The S&P 500 Index ended the week with a 0.2% gain while the Russell Midcap Index fell 0.4% and the Russell 2000 Index dropped 1.2%. In a move counter to our note last week, value stocks outperformed growth stocks across all capitalizations. ... Read More

Stocks Hit All-time Highs Again Despite Soft Jobs Data

U.S. Stocks generated positive returns across all market capitalizations last week. Small caps led the way with the 1.7% advance of the Russell 2000 Index followed by the Russell Midcap Index’s 1.2% move higher and the 1% gain of the large cap dominated S&P 500 Index. ... Read More

Markets Post Mixed Returns as Volatility Remains Muted

U.S. Stocks fell last week while international equites ended the five days of trading mostly higher. The S&P 500 Index fell 0.3% while the Russell Midcap and Russell 2000 (i.e. Small Cap) Indices declined 0.6% and 1.0% respectively. ... Read More

International Stocks Surge

U.S. Stocks had one of their best weeks of 2017 with the S&P 500 Index and the Russell 2000 Index each advancing 1.5%. The Russell Midcap Index lagged but still posted positive results with a 0.9% gain. As has been the theme thus far in 2017, Growth stocks continue to outpace Value companies. ... Read More

Stocks Advance despite Uncertainties

In an otherwise choppy week of trading amidst light economic data, major averages advanced on Thursday and Friday following a statement from Trump to unveil a “phenomenal” tax plan, fulfilling a campaign pledge, in the coming weeks. U.S. stocks advanced 0.9% last week as the S&P 500 Index reached a new all-time high of 2,316 ... Read More

Earnings and Jobs Data Paint Optimistic Picture

Stocks finished the week marginally higher with the S&P 500 Index gaining 0.2%. U.S. Mid and Small Cap stocks also ended last week with a gain of 0.4% in the Russell Midcap Index and a gain of 0.5% in the Russell 2000 Index. Across these three size groupings; growth stocks have outpaced value stocks so far this year by noticeable margins of 2.5% for large companies, 1.5% for midsized companies, and 2.1% for small firms. ... Read More

Stocks Higher as 2016 Finish Line Approaches

Stocks finished last week marginally higher on low volume as many traders started their holiday vacations early. On the domestic front, the S&P 500 Index gained 0.35%, Mid-cap1 stocks gained 0.2% and Small cap2 stocks saw a 0.6% increase. ... Read More

Stocks Give Back Gains Following FOMC Announcement

Stocks took a step back last week on the back of the Federal Reserve’s April 27 rate decision and statement release. U.S. companies* declined 1.2%, developed international stocks* dropped 0.4% and emerging market equities* gave back 0.6% ... Read More

Kick Off to Earnings Season

U.S. stocks* reversed trend last week, falling 1.2% as investors took profits and “batten down the hatches” ahead of Q1 earnings season. International stocks posted mixed results with developed markets* advancing 0.7% and emerging markets* falling 1.1% ... Read More