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Here you'll find an archive of our Weekly Market Commentary

Week of 6-25-18

What time is it?  The yield curve may be the pocket watch of economic indicators. It’s been around for a long time and it’s often right, but not always.  The yield curve is the difference between the interest paid on two-year government bonds and 10-year government bonds....Click here to read more

Week of 6-18-18

Deal or no deal? Last week opened with heightened trade tensions between the United States and its allies. It closed with the United States imposing new tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods. The Chinese declared it was the start of a trade war, reported Financial Times....Click here to read more

Week of 6-11-18

Never before could the Group of 7 (G7) Summit have been mistaken for reality TV. The generally dignified annual meeting of leaders from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom (along with the heads of the European Commission and European Council) was a lot more contentious than usual, reported Reuters....Click here to read more

Week of 6-4-18

If the countries were instruments, last week sounded like a fifth grade garage band.  World markets were buffeted by a clamor of good, bad, and unexpected news last week. Events that captured media and investor attention included:...Click here to read more

Week of 5-14-18

Splash! How do employers lure staff in a tightening labor market? The curly tail grubs and spinnies of the business world are higher wages and better benefits....Click here to read more

Week of 5-7-18

What in the world?  A lot happened last week. Some of the notable events included:...Click here to read more

Week of 4-30-18

A meeting of the minds.  The Federal Reserve and the U.S. bond market appear to be in agreement about the direction of interest rates. For more years than anyone cares to count, investment professionals have been predicting the end of the bull market in bonds....Click here to read more

Week of 4-23-18

The world is in debt. The April 2018 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Fiscal Monitor reported global debt has reached a historically high level. In 2016, debt peaked at 225 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) (the value of all goods and services produced across the world)....Click here to read more

Week of 4-16-18

What do you think?

• Are you bullish, bearish, or neutral about the U.S. stock market? 
• Are U.S. stocks undervalued, overvalued, or fairly valued?
• What is the biggest threat the U.S. stock market faces this year?....Click here to read more

Week of 4-9-18

You could almost hear the spurs jingling.  Trade tensions ratcheted higher last week as the United States and China staked new positions on the not-so-dusty main street of trade. It was the latest round of posturing in what has the potential to become a trade war between the world’s largest economies. Barron’s explained:...Click here to read more

Week of 4-2-18

In like a lion…Investors roared into 2018. During the first week of the first quarter of the New Year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 25,000 for the first time ever. Less than two weeks later, it closed above 26,000. The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index and NASDAQ Composite also reached new all-time highs....Click here to read more