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Third Quarter 2018

A Fantastic Third Quarter – At Least in the U.S

A fantastic third quarter has pushed 2018 into a pretty good year as the broad-based S&P 500 finished the third quarter with a 7.2% gain – its best quarter since 2013.

Very solid corporate earnings, historically low unemploymen...

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Markets in Review

The second quarter of 2018 saw lots of themes emerge, but increasing trade tensions seemed to drive the markets and the return of volatility. In fact, investors would be hard-pressed to find an asset class, sector or region that didn’t see decent-sized swings over the second quar...

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Markets in Review

Markets were moody during the first quarter of 2018 – sizzling to record levels in January, correcting in February and then continuing to decline in March. The first quarter saw a lot of activity, including the return of volatility, the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, fears...

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Third Quarter 2017

Markets in Review

The third quarter of 2017 will be remembered as a winner all around – the economy kept delivering positive news and all of the US stock markets performed very well. In fact, the markets essentially saw all regions and sectors return positive gains for inve...

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Second Quarter 2017

Markets in Review
The US stock markets continued advancing in the 2nd quarter of 2017 as corporate earnings growth, consumer confidence, business confidence, the Fed and employment numbers all continued pushing the markets to new highs. For the quarter ending June 30, 2017, th...

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First Quarter 2017

Markets in Review

The stock market continued advancing in the 1st quarter as corporate earnings growth and the prospect of tax and regulation reform kept adding wood to the fire. For the quarter ending March 31, 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 4.6%, the S&P 50...

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