Global equities rose 3.08% in March and were up 7.31% for the quarter, despite much volatility sparked by the abrupt collapse in early March of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank
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Global Equities roared into 2023 like a lion with the second-best January on record – up 7.17% — but went out like a lamb in February: the MSCI All-Country World Index fell 2.87%
Last week the major benchmarks ended lower with relatively few critical economic releases or other concrete sentiment drivers. Sector performance was relatively uniform within the S&P 500 Index, with energy stocks being
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…
Major indexes extended their winning streaks into February, helped by some upside surprises in economic data and fourth-quarter earnings reports, as well as what some saw as encouraging signals from the Federal Reserve.
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.
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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Stocks recorded second consecutive positive gains last week as investors weighed vital inflation data and quarterly earnings reporting season kicked off in earnest on Friday.
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 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...
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.