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2020 Financial Markets Update

Market Commentary

February 2023 Market Commentary

March 9, 2023

What a difference a month can make. January saw equity markets enjoy strong returns fueled by growing optimism that the […]

January 2023 Market Commentary

February 14, 2023

Maybe it was simply the act of turning the calendar to 2023, or that investors were tired of markets going […]

December 2022 Market Commentary

January 11, 2023

Investors hoping for a Santa Claus rally in December were no doubt disappointed with the metaphorical lump of coal that […]

November 2022 Market Commentary

December 7, 2022

Beyond the abundance of food, family, friends, and football, Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for people to reflect on life and […]

October 2022 Market Commentary

November 4, 2022

Though its precise origins remain unclear, modern-day Halloween is widely believed to trace it roots back 2,000 years to the […]

September 2022 Market Commentary

October 7, 2022

“Don’t fight the Fed.” It’s a common market mantra, but not always heeded. Since March, when the Fed began its […]

August 2022 Market Commentary

September 18, 2022

August. The time of year when seemingly everyone is trying to leave town for one last vacation, before school resumes […]

July 2022 Market Commentary

August 11, 2022

Wall Street is full of adages. “Markets hate uncertainty” is perhaps the most well-known. “Markets climb a wall of worry”, […]

June 2022 Market Commentary

July 8, 2022

Growing recession concerns fueled by the Fed’s increasingly aggressive stance towards monetary policy resulted in the S&P 500’s second-worst month […]

Art for January 2022 Market Commentary

April 2022 Market Commentary

May 9, 2022

April showers bring May flowers. Not exactly a market saying, but after this past April, investors would be happy for […]