The Markets

    Feb 23, 2018

Goldilocks’ Year

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The Goldilocks investment environment may be coming to an end. What does that mean for portfolios? Everyone knows the famous story of Goldilocks. A little girl goes for a walk...

    Feb 14, 2018

Inflation Heats Up, Retail Sales Cool in January

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Consumer prices jumped more than expected in January, with the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) up 0.5%...

    Feb 14, 2018

Volatility Rises, but Fundamentals Remain Steady

by: , Amit Soni, CFA

Last week, equity markets tumbled globally, and the S&P 500 finally broke its longest stretch without a correction...

    Feb 12, 2018

Markets Go Down Sometimes

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Markets do go down sometimes. After a long run of record highs, volatility has returned, with the S&P 500 dropping nearly 4% in a week. The catalyst this time...

    Feb 9, 2018

Stock Prices Marked Down Again, Further Improving Valuation

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The decline that began last week deepened yesterday and may do so again today (futures have fluctuated...

    Feb 5, 2018

Markets Tumble

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From the recent record high on the S&P 500 Index achieved January 26 through market open this morning, U.S. equity prices have fallen almost 5%. While that’s still less than...

    Feb 5, 2018

Wage Growth Finally Speeds Up

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Wages showed signs of life in January, up 0.3% over the month. At the same time, wage growth for December 2017 was revised from 0.3% to 0.4%. Average hourly earnings are now...

    Jan 31, 2018

Trade Protectionism – The Wild Card of 2018

by: , Robert Serenbetz

The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is trading at 2.6%, close to a four-year high. This reflects the strengthening economy and the potential for rising inflation, but both...