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January

Posted in  Market Review   on  January 5, 2024  

Global Markets Rise in December Stock markets in the U.S. and around the world continued advancing in December, hitting new high water-marks and breaking decades-old records. For the month of December: There were a lot of milestones to cheer, but the one that is garnering a lot of attention is that the final trading week

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December

Posted in  Market Review   on  December 2, 2023  

Global Markets Take Off in November Stock markets in the U.S. and around the world came roaring back in November, a welcome relief given the abysmal performance for the previous three months. For the month of November: There were a lot of milestones to celebrate, including that the S&P 500’s jump was only achieved 10

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November

Posted in  Market Review   on  November 2, 2023  

Global Markets Drop in October Stock markets in the U.S. and around the world dropped in October, as the smaller-cap and tech names were hit hardest. Unfortunately, October’s tough performance was very similar to what happened in September and August. Specifically, the S&P 500 marked its third-straight month of declines and is down 9.4% over

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October

Posted in  Market Review   on  October 6, 2023  

Markets Have Rotten Third Quarter Global equity markets had a rotten third quarter – especially the smaller-cap and tech names. And the month of September was especially difficult, as volatility increased, oil jumped and the S&P 500 closed out September with 4 consecutive losing weeks. For the third quarter of 2023: The themes that drove

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October

Posted in  Market Review   on  October 3, 2023  

Global Markets Retreat in September Stock markets in the U.S. and around the world declined in September, as the smaller-cap and tech names were hit hard. Unfortunately, September’s rough performance was very similar to August’s dismal performance. Further, the performance difference between the blue-chip, mega-cap names of the 30-stock DJIA versus the large-cap, tech names

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September

Posted in  Market Review   on  September 3, 2023  

Global Markets Retreat in August Stock markets in the U.S. and around the world declined in August, led by the smaller-cap names, which incidentally led stock market gains in July. The end of the month did see markets stage a decent rally, but the mini-rallies were not enough to overcome too many negative days throughout

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