Weekly Market & Economic Update 3/16/2015

Global stocks markets moved lower this past week as the US Dollar continues to climb versus global currencies. The strength in the US dollar is becoming a headwind and is now showing up in corporate earnings reports. The US dollar began what has now … [Read more...]

Weekly Market & Economic Update 3/9/15

Global markets hit a rough patch across the board this past week driven mainly by weak economic data points and growing concern over the beginning of rising interest rates in the US. Here in the US, the ISM Manufacturing Index for February came in … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter 11/17/2014

Global markets were modestly higher this past week. The most significant data releases were from foreign markets in the form of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates for Q3 2014. Europe reported a preliminary Euro Area wide annualized GDP growth … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter 11/10/2014

Global markets ended last week mostly mixed on a mild week of economic data releases. The most notable releases from the U.S. were from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). ISM releases monthly data in the form of indexes regarding manufacturing … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter 11/3/2014

Global stock markets enjoyed another strong rally last week on the back of many economic data releases. Global data releases were mixed but a few reports were the real drivers of investing market moves. Here in the US the Federal Reserve (Fed) … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter 10/27/2014

Global stock markets enjoyed a strong rally last week on the back of very little economic data releases. While there was little economic data there was important, market-relevant economic talk. Of note was the increase in talks of currency wars last … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter 10/20/2014

Before we get into the bulk of this week's commentary, we want to point out that our Market Sentiment meter moved lower to a neutral level. The scoring for the meter is comprised of technical investing market indicators as well as economic data … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter 10/13/2014

Before we get into the bulk of this week’s commentary, we want to point out that our Market Sentiment meter moved lower to a neutral level.  The scoring for the meter is comprised of technical investing market indicators as well as economic data … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter 10/6/2014

Global markets sank this past week in the midst of an increasingly challenging global macroeconomic environment. Throughout this past week US economic indicators pointed toward the negative side as reports on consumer confidence, ISM Manufacturing, … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter 9/22/2014

On the whole global markets enjoyed a solid week after the US Federal Reserve (FED) reassured investors that although it will be stopping additions to the economic punch bowl, it will not be draining it anytime soon.  The FED stated that it is … [Read more...]