Weekly Market Commentary 4/9/24

Weekly Market Commentary 4/9/24

The Markets The bull charged from October 2023 through March 2024. Last week, it took a breather. Optimistic may be the best word to describe the first quarter of 2024. From the start of the year, investors were confident that an economic soft landing in the United...
Weekly Market Commentary 4/1/24

Weekly Market Commentary 4/1/24

The Markets What do dieters have in common with the Federal Reserve? If you’ve ever dieted, you may be familiar with the weight-loss plateau. Many people experience steady progress. The bathroom scale moves lower week by week – until it doesn’t – and that can be...
Weekly Market Commentary 3/25/24

Weekly Market Commentary 3/25/24

The Markets The central banks have spoken. No one expected the United States Federal Reserve to announce a rate change last week – and it didn’t. But Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments and the actions of other central banks led to new records being set in stock...
Weekly Market Commentary 3/18/24

Weekly Market Commentary 3/18/24

The Markets Here’s the tea on stock markets and presidential elections. Last week, a slew of headlines mentioned stock market bubbles and frothy valuations. The implication was that markets might be headed lower because they’ve risen so high. Last Wednesday, Lewis...
Weekly Market Commentary 3/11/24

Weekly Market Commentary 3/11/24

The Markets The week got off to a good start… In testimony before House and Senate committees, Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell noted that prices had been falling and unemployment rates remained quite low. As a result, he expected the Fed to begin...
Weekly Market Commentary 3/4/24

Weekly Market Commentary 3/4/24

The Markets The bull market is alive and well. “We know what investors are thinking,” reported Jacob Sonenshine of Barron’s. “The gains can keep coming, driven by an economy that is neither too hot nor too cold…The economy is growing, but only moderately, and the...