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  • Weekly Market Performance – Markets Continue Lower on COVID-19 Variant Fears
    Friday, December 3, 2021 Index Performance View enlarged chart.  U.S. and International Equities Major Markets Lower The major equity markets finished the week lower. The markets continued to pull back following last Friday’s announcement concerning the new Omicron COVID-19 variant … Continue reading →
  • Job Growth Came Up Short in November
    Friday, December 3, 2021 The domestic economy added just 210,000 jobs during November, well below Bloomberg-surveyed economists’ consensus forecast for a gain of 550,000 and below October’s revised tally of 546,000. The net revision to prior months was positive but … Continue reading →
  • 3 Takeaways from ISM’s Manufacturing Report
    Thursday, December 2, 2021 With recent concerns about Federal Reserve (Fed) policy and the Omicron variant, it’s easy to forget that we’re in a period of economic acceleration, although now with some added uncertainty. Yesterday’s manufacturing data confirmed that overall … Continue reading →
  • November Market Insights – Markets Mostly Lower Amid COVID-19 Variant Concerns
    Market Blog Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Index Performance View enlarged chart. U.S. and International Equities Equities finished November mixed as the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials finished lower while the Nasdaq Composite gained over 0.3%. Investor concerns surrounding the … Continue reading →
  • 6 Things To Know About December And Omicron
    Market Blog Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Here comes December, historically a pretty solid month for stocks, but now we have the Omicron variant wreaking havoc on markets. “What a difference a week makes. A week ago stocks were at all-time … Continue reading →
  • Thoughts on Friday’s Treasury Market Rally
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Financial markets tend to be relatively quiet the day after Thanksgiving but this year was a notable exception. With the news that a new COVID-19 variant—Omicron—had been discovered and is spreading quickly, prices of risk assets … Continue reading →
  • Weekly Market Performance – Markets Down As New COVID-19 Variant Emerges
    Friday, November 26, 2021 Index Performance View enlarged chart.  U.S. and International Equities Major Markets Lower The major equity markets finished the week lower as markets gave up ground Friday during a holiday-shortened trading session given new COVID-19 variant concerns … Continue reading →
  • How Have Stocks Done Under Jerome Powell?
    Wednesday, November 24, 2021 The big news this week was Jerome Powell will remain in charge of the Federal Reserve (Fed) for four more years, so we wanted to do a quick blog that looked at how stocks have done … Continue reading →
  • Finally Some Clarity on Fed Leadership
    Tuesday, November 23, 2021 President Biden officially nominated Chairman Jerome Powell to a second four-year term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve (Fed) and elevated current Fed Governor Lael Brainard to Vice Chair of the Committee. Before the announcement, there … Continue reading →
  • Weekly Market Performance – Growth Stocks Catch a Bid Amid Renewed COVID-19 Worries In Europe
    Friday, November 19, 2021 Index Performance View enlarged chart. U.S. and International Equities Major Markets Mixed The major equity markets finished the week mixed as inflation worries continued to play a role in investors’ minds amid an excellent third quarter … Continue reading →