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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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Market Thoughts for July 2018

By Katherine Liola | July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for June. It was a mixed month, as U.S. markets went down with the Dow and up with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. Bond markets pulled back a bit on rising rates. There was…

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Market Thoughts for June 2018

By Katherine Liola | June 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for May. It was a good month, continuing the recovery from the pullback we saw at the start of the year. In the U.S., markets were up almost across the board. Consumers continue to spend,…

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2018 Midyear Update

By Katherine Liola | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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In his 2018 Midyear Update, Commonwealth CIO Brad McMillan reviews how the economy and markets have fared in 2018, plus likely risks on the horizon.   Follow Katherine Liola’s Financial Fitness Planning Tip of the week every Friday on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Advisory services…

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Market Thoughts for April 2018

By Katherine Liola | April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for March. Last month, both U.S. and international markets saw losses. It was the second down month in a row, something we haven’t seen in a while. This was due, in part, to markets becoming…

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Market Thoughts for March 2018

By Katherine Liola | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the economic news for February. Last month, there was a 10-percent market drawdown in the U.S., something we haven’t seen for almost two years. Although many were worried that this was the “big one,” the markets recovered more than half…

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