Stocks and Fed Rate Cuts | Weekly Market Commentary | June 17, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS Stocks have benefited recently from increasing hopes of a Fed rate cut, although investors probably won’t get one this week. Stocks’ historical performance after initial Fed rate cuts has been mostly positive, but it has been greatly dependent on the...

Earnings Season Takeaways | Weekly Market Commentary | May 20, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS We consider first quarter earning season a success based on the upside surprise and resilience of estimates for the rest of this year. It appears an earnings recession has been averted and better earnings days lie ahead, though trade uncertainty is a...

Deal Or No Deal | Weekly Market Commentary | May 13, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS Escalating U.S.-China trade tensions caused stocks to sell off more than 2% last week. Globally exposed sectors paced last week’s declines, namely materials, industrials, and technology. The maximum peak-to-trough decline of less than 3% so far this year...