Weekly Market Commentary December 29, 2015

December 29, 2015  | By Robare & Jones

On behalf of our entire Robare & Jones, we want to wish you all a Happy New Year!  We will be closing at Noon on New Year’s Eve through Friday the 1st to celebrate with our families.   The Markets It was a short week, but it wasn’t quiet. Oil prices moved higher, according to The Wall Street Journal, after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported crude-oil inventories fell unexpectedly last year. Analysts had predicted oil supplies would rise. One expert … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, December 21, 2015

December 21, 2015  | By Robare & Jones

On behalf of our entire Robare & Jones, we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas!  We will be closing at Noon on Christmas Eve through Friday the 25th to celebrate with our families. The Markets After a level of hype that would have exhausted even the most dedicated Star Wars fans, the Federal Reserve finally began to tighten monetary policy last week, raising the funds rate from 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent. Although financial markets appeared sanguine when the … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, December 15, 2015

December 15, 2015  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets It’s not like it’s a surprise! Last week, investors didn’t appear to be thrilled with the possibility the Federal Reserve might raise rates this week. They also weren’t too impressed by another drop in oil prices. There was red ink everywhere as markets from Australia to Hong Kong, across the Eurozone, and throughout the Americas moved lower last week. Bloomberg reported there was a 74 percent probability of a Fed rate hike at the December Federal Open Market … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, December 8, 2015

December 8, 2015  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets Anyone looking at U.S. stock market performance last week might assume it was a pretty quiet week. They would be wrong. It was a very bouncy week. U.S. stock markets moved lower on Monday, rebounded on Tuesday, and then appeared to suffer a one-two punch mid-week that knocked indices lower. On Wednesday, the benchmark U.S. oil price sank below $40 a barrel as supply continued to exceed demand, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Analysts had expected … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, December 1, 2015

December 1, 2015  | By Robare & Jones

  Please note this Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 our staff will be out of the office at a planning event. We will be checking voicemails and emails if you need to get ahold of us. The Markets American markets were relatively quiet during Thanksgiving week but there were fireworks in China’s markets. Late in the week, media outlets reported the China Securities Regulatory Commission was conducting inquiries into several securities firms as part of an anti-corruption crackdown triggered by last … Read More