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Third Quarter 2018

Third Quarter 2018: 2018 certainly has had its ups and downs. The year started with stocks rising week after week and setting new all-time highs along the way. Market sentiment reversed course in late January when U.S. stocks sold off more than 10% in just a few days. When fears subsided…Read more »

Second Quarter 2018

Second Quarter 2018: In early 2018 the Trump administration began to disrupt the status quo with the implementation of tariffs on solar panels and washing machines. This move led to threats on U.S. agricultural feed products, foreign steel and aluminum, Kentucky bourbon, Levi’s jeans, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and European cars as the U.S. and foreign governments responded in a tit-for-tat….Read more »

First Quarter 2018

First Quarter 2018: 2018 started in much the same way that 2017 ended, with stocks rising week after week and setting new all-time highs along the way. The trend changed in late January, and stock prices retreated a bit when investors began to worry that rising inflation would lead…Read more »

Fourth Quarter 2017

Fourth Quarter 2017: The global stock market rose 24.0% in 2017, making it a terrific year for investors. Both emerging market and foreign developed stocks, which were up 37.3% and 25.0% respectively, outperformed their U.S. counterparts for the first time in many years. Even commodities …Read more »

Third Quarter 2017

Third Quarter 2017: The first three quarters of 2017 have been great for investors. In the third quarter alone, global stocks appreciated 5.2%, bringing their gains to 17.3% for the year. In particular, emerging market and foreign developed stock returns (helped by appreciating foreign currencies) have been most impressive…Read more »