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June 2018 Market & Legal Update
“Trade War Fears Weigh on the Markets”
Domestic stock markets were rocky in June but closed out the second quarter with positive returns. Headlines were dominated by trade war talk and inflation fears during the month, overriding favorable economic data. In addition, a rising interest rate environment, coupled with a strengthening U.S. dollar, produced vulnerability in both developed and emerging international markets...

May 2018 Market & Legal Update
“Movin' on Up!”
Equity markets experienced both ups and downs in the month of May. Domestic markets continued their resilient comeback with a positive month, despite a rough end of the month due to renewed trade war fears that sprung up as a result of new tariffs being placed on some of our largest trade partners by the current administration. However, international markets were not nearly as resilient, losing ground amidst political turmoil in Spain and Italy...

April 2018 Market Update
“Is the market 'correction' behind us?”
Global equity markets were broadly higher in April as positive economic and corporate fundamentals provided tailwinds for stocks. Volatility remained elevated as investors focused their attention on the economic impact of a potential trade war between the U.S. and China, recent challenges faced by social media companies, monetary policy tightening, and political turmoil in the U.S. and abroad...

March 2018 Market Update
“The Roller Coaster Ride Continues”
Following the turmoil in February when stock markets were down almost 4%, the volatility and market chaos continued in March. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended February at 25,029.20, dropped over 1,500 points and hit a low of 23,509.06 on March 23rd then rebounded to end the month at 24,103.11...

February 2018 Market Update
“Market volatility returns”
After two years of low volatility, the market went on a very bumpy roller-coaster ride in February. Investors were torn between the optimism of solid economic fundamentals and corporate earnings and the fears of rising interest rates and inflation...

January 2018 Market Update
“There’s no sign of slowing down…yet!”
Markets opened the year with a bang, surging yet again in the month of January. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 2017 at a staggering 24,719.22, then proceeded to blow right through the 25,000s, surged all the way to 26,616.71 then ended the month at 26,149.39...
 
 

 
 

 

 

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