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Commentary

31
Dec

Market commentary, Q4 2021

Presented by Bruce Hosler Market Update for the Quarter Ending December 31, 2021   Solid December Caps Off a Strong Year for Markets Markets rallied to finish out 2021, with all three major U.S. indices notching gains for the month, quarter, and year. The S&P 500 gained 4.48 percent in December, 11.03 percent for the quarter, and 28.71 percent for

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21
Oct

Market commentary, Q3 2021

Presented by Bruce Hosler Market Highlights, Q3 2021 Domestic and international markets fell sharply in September, which weighed on quarterly returns. The economic recovery appeared to slow due to continued medical concerns and falling consumer confidence. Political risks at home and abroad led to uncertainty as we start the fourth quarter.   Rocky September Leads to Mixed Quarter Markets pulled

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30
Jun

Market commentary, Q2 2021

Presented by Bruce Hosler Positive June Caps Off Strong Quarter for Markets Equity markets rallied in June, which capped off a positive month and quarter for all three major U.S. indices. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite hit record highs in June before pulling back slightly toward month-end. The S&P 500 gained 2.33 percent in June and 8.55 percent

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31
Mar

Market commentary, Q1 2021

Presented by Bruce Hosler Market highlights Despite volatility, domestic and international equity markets finished the quarter with positive results. Rising interest rates, fueled by inflation and growth expectations, were a headwind for fixed income markets. The economic recovery continued, with strong jobs data and rising consumer confidence.   Solid Month Caps Positive Quarter U.S. stock markets saw gains for the

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31
Dec

Market commentary, Q4 2020

Presented by Bruce Hosler Market highlights Domestic and international markets finished the month, quarter, and year with positive results. The start of the public vaccination process was a positive development for the coronavirus crisis. Economic data was mixed heading into year-end, but the stimulus bill and public health progress should help support growth moving forward.   Strong December Caps Off

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30
Sep

Market commentary, Q3 2020

Presented by Bruce Hosler Market highlights Markets dropped in September, but they showed solid gains for the quarter. Coronavirus cases increased in September–a sign that risks may rise heading into the fall. Economic data released in September pointed to a slowdown, but continued moderate growth remains likely.   Positive Quarter, Despite Rough September Markets dropped early in September before partially

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30
Jun

Market commentary, Q2 2020

Presented by Bruce Hosler Market highlights June was a positive month for global equity markets, contributing to strong quarterly gains. The economy continued to reopen, with confidence figures and consumer spending rebounding strongly. Localized virus outbreaks mean the risks to the recovery and market rally are still out there.   Positive June Caps Off Strong Quarter June was a positive

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