Market Commentary

Market Commentary - June 1st, 2018

It was a push and pull holiday shortened week with a 'risk off push' provided by the political landscape in Italy and the drumbeat of multiple trade wars offset by a 'risk on pull' of a relatively encouraging U.S. economic backdrop. [...]

Market Commentary - June 1st, 2018

It was a push and pull holiday shortened week with a 'risk off push' provided by the political landscape in Italy and the drumbeat of multiple trade wars offset by a 'risk on pull' of a relatively encouraging U.S. economic backdrop. [...]

Market Commentary - May 25th, 2018

Oil, politics, and trade talks comprise last week's flash points. U.S. equities moved slightly higher, offset by moves lower in oil, interest rates, and European stocks. Russia/OPEC conversations of increasing oil production took energy markets and energy stocks meaningfully lower toward the end of the week. [...]

Market Commentary - May 18th, 2018

Market volatility remained benign and the S&P 500 softened slightly on the back of rising interest rates, crude oil prices, and some geopolitical flares. Small caps, boosted by the strong U.S. dollar, managed to post respectable gains on the week and are now up over two times their large cap peers. Key headlines last week were non-U.S. oil supply considerations, rising interest rates, North Korea, and trade talks. [...]

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