What a Fed Rate Cut Means for the Markets

Stocks and bonds gain when Fed policy becomes more accommodative U.S. and international stock prices rise after a first Fed rate cut. Gains are strongest when there is no U.S. recession. Bond prices consistently rise prior to an initial rate cut, but are stagnant...

Stocks Hit New Highs by the End of Q2

After Trade War Concerns, Stocks Hit New Highs by the End of Q2Main PointsBonds and stocks both rallied in Q2, with bonds beating stocks globally and in the U.S.Trade war concerns drove stocks down in May, but prospects of Fed rate cuts led to a June rally to new...

Trade War Concerns Spooking Investors

Multiple stock market corrections per year are normalMain PointsGlobal trade war fears drove a 4.5% correction in the S&P 500 in May.Multiple stock market corrections per year are normal.Corrections provide opportunities to buy investments at attractive...

Market Commentary – 1st Quarter 2019

Broad-Based Rally in Q1An average U.S. portfolio recouped the losses from Q4Stocks and bonds gained as central banks around the world became more investor-friendly.Treasury bond prices fell earlier in the quarter, but staged a strong rally in March on the back of...

Market Commentary – February 2019

How the U.S. Government Shutdown Could Impact YouExpect weaker economic growth in Q1 due to the U.S. government shutdown.Slower economic growth could cause a short-term drop in the stock market.Increasing policy uncertainty is likely to cause wild swings in the...
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