Weekly Market Commentary for July 27, 2020

Weekly Market Commentary for July 27, 2020

The Markets Where are we on vaccines and treatments? During 2020, the United States government has spent more than $13 billion on Operation Warp Speed (OWS), which is focused on accelerating the development of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, according to The...
Weekly Market Commentary for July 20, 2020

Weekly Market Commentary for July 20, 2020

The Markets Is the United States economy recovering or faltering? It depends on who you ask and which data you consider. For example, last week, the Department of Labor reported fewer people applied for first-time unemployment benefits during the week of July 11. That...
Weekly Market Commentary for July 13, 2020

Weekly Market Commentary for July 13, 2020

The Markets Please don’t scream inside your heart. Last week, a reopened Japanese theme park asked patrons to wear masks to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. It also asked them not to scream while riding the rollercoaster. “Please scream inside your heart,” park...
Weekly Market Commentary for July 6, 2020

Weekly Market Commentary for July 6, 2020

The Markets What a quarter! Who could have guessed a global pandemic would produce outsized stock market returns? Near the end of last quarter (March 23), the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was down 30.75 percent for the year, and it looked like 2020 was going to be...
Weekly Market Commentary for June 29, 2020

Weekly Market Commentary for June 29, 2020

The Markets Blame it on the coronavirus. Stock markets in the United States and Europe retreated last week as the number of new COVID-19 cases increased steadily in America. On Thursday, there were more than 44,000 new cases, the highest daily total to date, according...
Weekly Market Commentary for June 22, 2020

Weekly Market Commentary for June 22, 2020

The Markets Could it be the upside surprises? U.S. stock markets have marched higher despite a pandemic, an economic downturn, and social justice protests – and a lot of people have wondered why. Greg Rosalsky of Plant Money spoke with Nobel Prize-winning...