Weekly Market Commentary, November 28, 2017

November 28, 2017  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets Stocks bounced back last week after two weeks of declines. The S&P 500 rose 0.9 percent and is poised to deliver its 11th month of positive performance this year. The MSCI ACWI climbed 1.0 percent and bonds rose as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index gained 0.2 percent. The FCC’s proposal to revise net neutrality regulations has placed small, internet-reliant businesses in a tough spot, while a restructuring of the telecommunications sector will reflect the wider role the … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, November 21, 2017

November 21, 2017  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets Global stocks retreated marginally for the second week in a row. The S&P 500 fell 0.1%, and the MSCI ACWI slipped 0.2%. Bonds rose as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index shed 0.2%. Markets were disrupted by news from manufacturing giant GE that it plans to restructure its business. The company will focus on three segments: aviation, power and health care. Investors reacted negatively as GE’s stock decreased by 9.5% for the week. Meanwhile, Tesla announced it is … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets Global stock markets edged slightly lower after reaching new highs earlier in the week. The S&P 500 and the MSCI ACWI both slipped 0.2 percent. Bonds fared worse as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index shed 0.4 percent. Even with the slight decline, the S&P 500 and the MSCI ACWI are positive for November. Despite an anticlimactic news week, the S&P 500 dropped slightly mid-week due to an expected delay in the corporate tax cut proposed by the … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets October produced another positive month for many major stock market indices, and the first few days of November pushed some to new highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent, the MSCI ACWI rose 0.6 percent, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index climbed 0.4 percent. The S&P 500 is now up more than 15 percent this year, and the MSCI ACWI has soared more than 18 percent since January. Strong jobs numbers, the announcement of Jerome Powell as … Read More