Investment Commentary Articles

Global Market Commentary – January 2023

Global Market Commentary – January 2023

If there is a way to “bounce back” after a brutal 2022 that closed with global equities down -18.36%, it is to come out of the gates strong. Global equities did just that, climbing 7.17% in January. It was the MSCI All-Country World Index’s (ACWI) best January since 2019 and second-best January on record…

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Last Week in Review – January 27, 2023

Last Week in Review – January 27, 2023

Last week stocks resumed their winning streak, as investors appeared to welcome some hopeful signals that the economy might skirt a recession in 2023. Consumer discretionary stocks were solid, thanks partly to a big jump in Tesla shares over the week following a favorable outlook from CEO Elon Musk.

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Last Week in Review – January 20, 2023

Last Week in Review – January 20, 2023

Last week, the major indexes ended mixed as recession fears appeared to weigh on sentiment. The narrowly focused Dow Jones Industrial Average performed worst. It gave back a portion of its strong rally in the first two weeks of the year, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite recorded a modest gain.

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Global Market Commentary – December 2022

Global Market Commentary – December 2022

2022 was a brutal year even if its final quarter was slightly less so. Global equities fell 3.94% in December, but still managed to gain 9.76% for the quarter, making Q4 the year’s best for the MSCI All-Country World Index. That said, the ACWI tanked -18.36% in 2022,...

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Last Week in Review – January 6, 2023

Last Week in Review – January 6, 2023

Last Week In ReviewA Friday rally following an encouraging jobs report left the major indexes with a gain to start the year. Communication services stocks led the gains, helped by rallies in Charter Communications, Netflix, and Facebook parent Meta Platforms. Trading...

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Last Week in Review – December 23, 2022

Last Week in Review – December 23, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week major indexes were mixed in generally quiet holiday season trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P MidCap 400 Index recorded modest gains, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped nearly 2% despite recording its best daily gain...

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Last Week in Review – December 16, 2022

Last Week in Review – December 16, 2022

Fears over rising interest rates pushed the S&P 500 Index lower for a second consecutive week and to levels last seen in early November. Nearly every sector within the index recorded sharp losses, except for energy shares, which were supported by a partial rebound in oil prices.

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