Weekly Market & Economic Update 3/2/2015

Global markets registered a sideways move this past week as economic data inspired investors to continue to question the fate of interest rates. The big questions are: will they raise rates or won't they raise rates, and if they do, how much? The … [Read more...]

Weekly Market & Economic Update 2/23/2015

Global markets jumped up this past week primarily driven by the release of the US Federal Reserve (FED) Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes. The FOMC minutes gave global markets some reassurance that interest rates will continue to … [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 9/30/2014

Global equity markets slid through most of this past week but gained some ground on Friday. Global investors are still trying to feel their way through the dark in regards to the short-term fate of interest rates. Just as political uncertainty can … [Read more...]