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  • Weekly Market Performance – Markets Cheer Lower Inflation
    Friday, August 12, 2022 Index Performance Click on chart to enlarge. Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested into U.S. and International Equities U.S. Markets Finish Mixed This week’s consumer and producer inflation reports provided some support for the bull’s … Continue reading →
  • The Bulls Are Back In Town?
    Friday, August 12, 2022 The latest weekly data from the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) showed a continued increase in the percentage of individual investors who are bullish about short-term market expectations (32.2%), and a continued reduction in the … Continue reading →
  • 10 Things Investors Should Know About the U.S. Dollar
    Thursday, August 11, 2022 The U.S. dollar is getting a lot of attention these days. It’s up about 10% year to date, which is a big move for currencies. The dollar matters for a number of reasons and we would … Continue reading →
  • Too Good to be True?
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Headline CPI eased in July to 8.5% year-over-year from 9.1% in June. Still above the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) long-run target rate, the annual rate of inflation seems to be cooling. As shown in the LPL Chart … Continue reading →
  • Is All The Bad News Priced Into Emerging Market Debt?
    Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Like most other fixed income markets, the emerging market debt (EMD) indexes are off to one of their worst starts to a year with the Bloomberg EM USD Aggregate index down close to 15% (through Aug … Continue reading →
  • English Premier League Soccer Kickoff: Do Stocks Cheer Red Or Blue?
    August 8, 2022 The most watched, and arguably the most exciting, soccer league in the world kicked off this weekend across the pond: the English Premier League (EPL). It’s set to be an enthralling season for the many EPL fans … Continue reading →
  • July Market Insights – Markets Rebound In Strong Start Second Half
    Monday, August 8, 2022 Index Performance View enlarged chart. Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be directly invested into Prior performance is no guarantee of future results U.S. Equities Higher The major market indexes finished the month well into the green. … Continue reading →
  • Weekly Market Performance – Market Mixed Amid Hot Jobs Report
    Friday, August 5, 2022 Index Performance Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested into View enlarged chart. U.S. and International Equities U.S. Markets Finish Mixed The major U.S. market indexes finished mixed this week as growth names outperformed value. Second … Continue reading →
  • No Recession Here
    Friday, August 5, 2022 The economy added 528,000 payroll jobs in July after a solid gain in June and May. The strong gains in the job market last month should further cement the claim that the U.S. is currently not … Continue reading →
  • Softening Emerging Markets Outlook
    Thursday, August 4, 2022 Prospects for a burst of growth in China once the reopening occurs has been a tempting investment thesis for emerging markets (EM) as much of the rest of the world has already reopened. But as we … Continue reading →