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Monthly Market Commentary

September 2019

U.S. economy holds steady in September amid global slowdown concerns

MONTHLY MARKET COMMENTARY

U.S. economy holds steady in September amid global slowdown concerns

U.S. equities gained suggesting that the economy is holding steady amid concerns of global slowdown and faltering manufacturing activity.

  • October 14, 2019

August 2019

Trade rhetoric and Brexit were top of mind in August

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Trade rhetoric and Brexit were top of mind in August

Trade rhetoric and Brexit concerns continued to be front of mind for investors amid underwhelming economic data.

  • September 09, 2019

July 2019

Investors weigh rate cut and trade talks in July

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Investors weigh rate cut and trade talks in July

An interest rate cut fulfilled market expectations, but a lack of future stimulus measures caused a market sell off at the end of July.

  • August 12, 2019

June 2019

U.S. equities rebound in June

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U.S. equities rebound in June

U.S. equities rebound to a record high in June. The advance was fueled in part by investors’ expectations of an interest rate cut.

  • July 15, 2019

May 2019

Investors consider heightened trade rhetoric in May

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Investors consider heightened trade rhetoric in May

Domestic equities fell as United States and China trade rhetoric heightened and investors weighed unexpected U.S. tariffs on Mexico.

  • June 10, 2019

April 2019

Feds continued in April to weigh the risks of raising interest rates

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Feds continued in April to weigh the risks of raising interest rates

U.S. equities advanced as Federal Reserve officials continued to weigh the risks of raising interest rates amid global growth concerns.

  • May 13, 2019

March 2019

March sees rate increase halt, Brexit debate and more

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March sees rate increase halt, Brexit debate and more

U.S. equities advanced as Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, affirmed the central bank’s decision to halt rate increases.

  • April 08, 2019

February 2019

U.S. economic growth in February remained firm

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U.S. economic growth in February remained firm

Economic growth in the U.S. remained firm in February following the release of fourth quarter GDP which signaled growth at 2.6 percent.

  • March 11, 2019

January 2019

Employment data and earnings reports ease worries of slowdown

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Employment data and earnings reports ease worries of slowdown

Strong employment data and earnings reports eased worries about a potential economic slowdown despite the U.S. partial government shutdown.

  • February 11, 2019

December 2018

U.S. equities fell sharply in December

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U.S. equities fell sharply in December

U.S. equities fell to close out 2018 as major indices entered correction territory amid slowing growth concerns and a government shutdown.

  • January 14, 2019

November 2018

Fed notes near-neutral interest rates

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Fed notes near-neutral interest rates

Strong economic data and comments from the Federal Reserve perceived as dovish drove Treasury rates lower in November.

  • December 10, 2018

October 2018

October ushers in earnings season and market reaction

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October ushers in earnings season and market reaction

Earnings season is underway. Market reactions have been split as companies such as Apple and Amazon fell, while others fared better.

  • November 19, 2018

September 2018

Fed increases target interest rates in September

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Fed increases target interest rates in September

The Federal Reserve increased target interest rates in September. This resulted in a near parallel shift across the yield curve.

  • October 08, 2018

August 2018

Gross domestic product strengthens in August

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Gross domestic product strengthens in August

The Q2 gross domestic product climbed to 4.2 percent in August signaling continued economic strength in the United States.

  • September 10, 2018

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