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Market Commentary - May 24th, 2019

Tariffs, trade rhetoric, and the suggestion of more Huawei type sanctions drove equity markets (DJIA) to a fifth consecutive weekly loss for the first time since 2011. Growth stocks have borne the brunt of the selling, but market breadth has remained respectable. Oil posted its worst week of the year due to global growth concerns stemming from a relatively weak plate of global PMI data while U.S. treasuries and USD rallied strongly in a safe haven trade. EU parliamentary elections were closely watched to gauge the populist/nationalist tide in Europe. [...]

Market Commentary - May 24th, 2019

Tariffs, trade rhetoric, and the suggestion of more Huawei type sanctions drove equity markets (DJIA) to a fifth consecutive weekly loss for the first time since 2011. Growth stocks have borne the brunt of the selling, but market breadth has remained respectable. Oil posted its worst week of the year due to global growth concerns stemming from a relatively weak plate of global PMI data while U.S. treasuries and USD rallied strongly in a safe haven trade. EU parliamentary elections were closely watched to gauge the populist/nationalist tide in Europe. [...]

Market Commentary - May 17th, 2019

Politics rippled through market psyche last week with tariff wars and possible preparation for conflict with Iran rippling through the headlines. Markets seemed more willing to absorb the stress after Monday’s 2%+ decline. Large cap U.S. markets finished -0.70% while small caps couldn’t recoup as much, finishing -2.37%. Interest rates fell across the curve leaving the 3m/10yr slope at exactly 0.00% while commodities posted gains, particularly grains (+9%) and oil (+1.8%). [...]

Market Commentary - May 17th, 2019

Politics rippled through market psyche last week with tariff wars and possible preparation for conflict with Iran rippling through the headlines. Markets seemed more willing to absorb the stress after Monday’s 2%+ decline. Large cap U.S. markets finished -0.70% while small caps couldn’t recoup as much, finishing -2.37%. Interest rates fell across the curve leaving the 3m/10yr slope at exactly 0.00% while commodities posted gains, particularly grains (+9%) and oil (+1.8%). [...]

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