Market Update for Month Ending 10.31.16

October held tricks and treats for financial markets

Equity markets around the world had a tricky October. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.79 percent while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indices were down 2.27 percent and 1.82 percent, respectively. All three spent most of the month in the red, as concerns about weak economic news and the presidential election weighed on returns.

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Market Update for the Month Ending August 31, 2016

World markets resilient in August

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Market Update for the Month Ending July 31, 2016

Markets move up around the world

Equity markets performed well in July. The S&P 500 Index ended the month up 3.69 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also rose, though slightly less, gaining 2.94 percent. The Nasdaq led the group with a 6.65-percent gain. All three set all-time highs. 

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Market Update for the Quarter Ending June 30, 2016

Markets down but not out

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2016 Midyear Update: Second Half to Bring Repeat Performance?

It has been an exciting year so far. With U.S. markets dropping 15 percent in the first quarter before rebounding, and many international markets having done worse, the red flag has been raised for market risks. With Europe continuing to wrestle with economic and political challenges, the prospect of a breakup of the union via a British exit (aka Brexit) has never been more real. And with Chinese growth continuing below expectations, we see risk everywhere we look.

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Market Update for Month Ending 04.30.16

Most markets rise, but . . .

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