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Weekly Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary – Week 80
7/9/2024

Enthusiasm for artificial intelligence (AI), optimism about inflation, and expectations that the United States Federal Reserve (Fed) will begin to lower rates this year have helped global and U.S. stock markets, overall, push higher in 2024.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 78
6/25/2024

The transition to renewable energy has been moving forward and may be reaching an inflection point. In 2023, global renewable energy capacity increased by almost 50 percent, reported the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 77
6/17/2024

Inflation is lower – and so are some retail prices. There was a lot of good news last week about

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Financial Briefs – July
6/25/2024

In July, our newsletter discusses estate planning for baby boomers and blended families. The newsletter also provides guidance to help today’s generation get back on track with estate planning and the ongoing process.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 76
6/10/2024

Another record high for the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index!
Last week, the S&P 500 Index hit its 25th record high for 2024. Investor enthusiasm for artificial intelligence helped drive the index to a new high.

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Financial Briefs – June
6/4/2024

In June, our newsletter discusses the Dow Theory and how it works. It provides greater detail into the three primary trend phases. Additionally, this newsletter also provides some helpful guidelines on financial planning for married couples.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 75

The adage, “Sell in May and go away,” would have been poor advice last month. Major stock indices in the United States finished the month higher.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 74
5/29/2024

Perception versus reality. A recent Harris poll, conducted on behalf of The Guardian newspaper, found that there is some confusion about the state of the American economy and U.S. stock market performance.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 73
5/20/2024

Tasseography practitioners read tea leaves to forecast the future. Some economic data serve a similar purpose. Policymakers, central bankers, economists, and investors look at leading economic indicators to forecast where the economy may be headed.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 72
5/14/2024

Last week, Federal Reserve officials spoke about keeping the federal funds rate higher until it becomes clear that inflation will reach the Fed’s two percent target rate.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 71
5/6/2024

Uncertainty about the direction and timing of Fed rate cuts is causing stock markets in the United States to charge and retreat.

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