Third Quarter 2015 Market Recap

Global stock markets experienced a number of low-scale tremors in August and September that seemed to shake the confidence of many investors. As with geological tremors, the events of the third quarter—increasing concern about China’s economy accompanied by a surprise Yuan currency devaluation, a subsequent tumble in global stock markets, […] Read more »

Second Quarter 2015 Market Recap

The second quarter concluded with a flurry of global economic news that rattled stock markets and cut into the quarter’s gains. Stocks are struggling to post gains in 2015. Very little price progress has been made as each quarterly closing price for the S&P 500 is near the preceding quarterly […] Read more »

First Quarter 2015 Market Recap

Coming into 2015, a major theme for the equity markets was an expected increase in volatility during the first quarter. Indeed, the past three months have been anything but consistent for investors. The benchmark S&P 500 index slid 3.1% in January then leapt 5.5% in February. The index did record […] Read more »

Fourth Quarter 2014 Market Recap

U.S. stocks advanced overall in 2014, but sounded a retreat for the first month of the year – not unlike what happened in the markets last January. And even though January was down last year, the domestic equity markets still turned in a decent performance for the year. Many market […] Read more »