Weekly Market Commentary, October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets Investors enjoyed some positive momentum last week after suffering losses the week prior. All broad global benchmarks ended the week up at varying degrees. Internationally, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average was the clear outperformer, closing up 2.45 percent for the week, while European equities, as measured by the MSCI Europe Index, were up just 0.08 percent. Back in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and the NASDAQ Composite were up 0.04 percent, 0.38 percent, and … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016  | By Robare & Jones

  The Markets Markets across the world retreated last week giving up some of their year-to-date gains. Domestically, all three of the major indices closed last week in the red with the NASDAQ Composite the clear underperformer at -1.46 percent for the week. Internationally, European and Emerging Markets equities suffered the greatest losses with the MSCI Europe and the MSCI Emerging Markets benchmarks closing out last week -1.45 percent and -1.94 percent, respectively.     Pound Under Pressure The pound … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets Global markets were generally down last week with European equities the clear underperformer. The MSCI Europe Index fell 1.36 percent last week, sliding further than the -0.34 percent posted by the MSCI All Country World Index ex-USA, an index that tracks both emerging and developed international markets. Domestically, all three major indices fell with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite both down 0.37 percent while the S&P 500 fell 0.67 percent.     Unemployment Rate … Read More

Weekly Market Commentary, October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016  | By Robare & Jones

The Markets Markets were relatively calm during the third quarter of 2016, yet they delivered some attractive returns overall. In the United States, all three major U.S. indices posted record highs twice during a single 7-day period in August, reported CNBC.com. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) experienced a 51-day streak without at least a 1 percent decline. The index returned 3.3 percent in the third quarter. Investors were fairly complacent until comments by Federal Reserve officials raised … Read More