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Market Thoughts for April 2019

By Katherine Liola | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for March. It was another great month, with U.S., emerging, and developed markets all up. But this strength was a bit strange, considering the weakening seen in the fundamentals. Here in the U.S., both consumer…

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Market Thoughts for March 2019

By Katherine Liola | March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for February. It was another good month, with U.S. markets, developed markets, and fixed income showing gains. Still, the housing market continued its slowdown, and business investment softened. We also saw a terrible retail spending…

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Market Thoughts for February 2019

By Katherine Liola | February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for January. It was a great month for the financial markets. Despite the government shutdown, signs of an economic slowdown, and dropping consumer and business confidence, U.S. and international markets were up. Plus, job and…

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Market Thoughts for January 2019

By Katherine Liola | January 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps market and economic news for December. It was another bad month in a string of bad months, with U.S. markets down about 10 percent and international markets faring only a bit better, down 5 to 6 percent. A combination of…

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2019 Market Outlook

By Katherine Liola | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, provides his 2019 market outlook. As we approach the new year, hiring is strong and both business and consumer confidence remain high. With these solid fundamentals, the financial markets are likely to respond. Earnings should go up, so we should expect…

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Market Thoughts for December 2018

By Katherine Liola | December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for November. It was a rocky month. Concerns surrounding the midterm elections, the trade conflict between the U.S. and China, and the economic slowdown resulted in market turbulence. Still, the financial markets bounced back. Here…

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Market Thoughts for November 2018

By Katherine Liola | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for October. The month lived up to its scary reputation, with both U.S. and international markets down. Plus, housing started to roll over, and retail sales disappointed once again. That’s not to mention the political…

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Market Thoughts for October 2018

By Katherine Liola | October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for September. It was a mixed month: the S&P and Dow did well, while the Nasdaq pulled back on weakness in technology. But for the quarter as a whole, all three indices were up substantially.…

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Market Thoughts for September 2018

By Katherine Liola | September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for August. It was another good month here in the U.S., with the stock market up across the board. The economy, consumer confidence, and hiring all continued to grow. This growth is translating into corporate…

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Market Thoughts for August 2018

By Katherine Liola | August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for July. It was a great month for U.S. markets, as the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq were all up. And after a terrible June, both developed and emerging markets bounced back as well. This…

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