The U.S. equity market hit all-time highs during the first quarter and several non-U.S. markets joined the march upwards, including the Canadian and European equity markets. Additionally, the S&P 500 gained 5.8% in Q1 and its trailing 12-month gain was 53.7%, the strongest gain in the post-war period. Alternatively, bonds…
Category: The Market
The current job market landscape is a warning sign of how painful the U.S. economy is for many, as over 745,000 Americans filed first-time unemployment claims at the end of February. But then on March 5th, the February employment report showed the U.S. economy added 379,000 jobs in that month.
During the year 2020 we saw the global economy fall into its deepest recession in the postwar era due to COVID-19, with the S&P 500 falling by as much as 34% from its late February highs into late March. But as early as the second quarter (Q2), the economy began…
After the strongest August in 34 years, momentum reversed in September. The S&P 500 Index finished the month down 3.9%, but still left the index up 5.5% on the year. The decline in September was led by the mega-cap growth stocks that had helped drive the market to new highs…
Did you sell and buy because of market uncertainty? Read on for strategies and insights into rebalancing your investments. There is no question that this pandemic affected markets in 2020. With most indexes reclaiming some of the lost ground, many are worried about what the future holds for their portfolio.
Are you curious if you qualify for financial help from the CARES Act during the COVID-19 crisis? Wondering when you can expect the relief? Read on as we break it all down for you.
Read on for a look into what 2019 brought to the equity market and where the market is headed as we go further into 2020. Also, where are we in the current economic cycle and what does that means for investment risk?
This week we’re reading articles about Americans being unable to retire, the questionable safety of Tesla’s Autopilot, and even the #Metoo movement.
As more firms roll out $0 brokerage fees, it becomes unclear whether individual investors are hurting or gaining from it. And, if we’re not paying for services, are we still the customer?
This week we’re reading about negative rates, as well as negative yields. Could negative rates be a part of the U.S. economy’s future? Only time will tell.