Weekly Market Commentary, September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets The markets began last week on a positive note, only to end a three-day progressive streak with Friday’s dip. Despite the uncertainty injected into the markets by ever-diverging central bank policies, equities were broadly up. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ added between 0.75 percent and 1.2 percent last week. Internationally, emerging markets were the clear outperformer with the MSCI Emerging Markets Index up 3.62 percent last week.     Divergent Fed Policies All … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets If it’s not one thing, it may be another. Economic data released last week will factor into this week’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision on whether to push interest rates higher in the United States. Some of the August data supports the idea economic growth was soft. For example, August retail sales fell more than expected, down 0.3 percent from July. Other data was as expected: U.S. producer prices were flat, which was in line with expectations. … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets U.S. markets ended the shorter trading week solidly in the red after slipping last Friday. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and NASDAQ Composite were all down more than 2 percent for the week with the main detractor, the NASDAQ Composite, falling 2.36 percent. Internationally, Asian exchanges were the clear standout with China’s Shanghai Composite and Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average up 0.38 percent and 1.63 percent, respectively.     More Negative Rates We remarked in our previous … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, September 7, 2016

September 7, 2016  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets All three major U.S. indices bounced back last week after two weeks of mixed performance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite were up 0.52 percent and 0.59 percent, respectively, while the S&P 500 came in at 0.50 percent for the week. Broad international markets were also positive for the week. The MSCI All Country World Index ex-USA, which measures the performance of global equities minus our domestic markets, was up 0.32 percent last week.     … Read More