Last Week in the market

Looking Ahead to 2023

After Wall Street’s worst year in more than a decade, investors approaching December and the year ahead probably want to know if things will get worse before they improve. It’s never a good idea to predict too far into the future. After all, few would have thought in late 2019 that a pandemic would soon…

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And another one!!!

Winter is coming: What we know What we know is that the S&P 500 hit an all-time high of 4,818.62 on January 4. We also know that it hit a low of 3,491.58 on October 13. There have been a lot of changes since January 4 – war in Ukraine, Covid related supply chain issues,…

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Last Month in Review

U.S. stocks are rallying to begin the new week, month and quarter, bouncing back after the S&P 500 posted its sixth week of declines in seven last week. But what did we learn from last month? Read our commentary below and share your thoughts.

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Last Month in the Markets

Happy Labor Day!!! Last month stocks fell as investors focused on the likelihood of more interest rate hikes from the U.S. Federal Reserve. There was also profit taking after July’s big rally. Only two (2) sectors were positive in August, Energy and Utilities. Interestingly, Healthcare was the second worst performer on the month, despite being…

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Hidden Gems

Good afternoon, Anyone following the market last week was probably breathing a sigh of relief as we FINALLY saw a market that led to some pretty big gains for the week. Ultimately this padded returns for the month end which were brutal the first half of the year. The Federal Reserve was central to last…

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The eye of the tiger: The markets keep fighting

Headlines that reinforced a slower growth environment were persistent last week, but just as persistent — or resilient we should say — was the stock market. It did not let the growth worries get it down. In fact, the markets traded through the growth worries to a winning week that was looking a lot better…

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The Kickoff

Earnings season is kicking off and a federal rate hike spooked investors last week, but news was not as bad as many feared. Although we can breathe a sigh of relief, inflation numbers and other factors still point to an impending recession. iPlan continues to monitor leading economic indicators to determine when it will be…

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One to remember

Last week brought some much-needed green to the markets after we’ve been accustomed to nothing but negativity as investors jumped back in hoping to find relief. However, caution needs to be exercised with the talk of a recession and defaults on debt looming over the global economy. Despite most consumers are preparing for a recession.…

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Halfway and the pain continues.

The first day of July was a good one for the stock market, however it was not enough to save investors from another losing week that encompassed the worst first half of a year for the S&P 500 since 1970. The main story lines were all too familiar. War, concerns of economic and earnings growth,…

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Week ending 6/24/2022

6/28/22  Dow Jones 31,501 (+5.39%)  S&P 500 3,912 (+6.45%)  Nasdaq 11,608 (+7.49%)  Bitcoin $21,435 (+4.85%)  Last week saw a lot of green for the first time in weeks as Wall Street started buying in with prices depressed. This is following a trend of analysts remaining rather bullish despite the number of warning signs across the world. We are concerned…

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