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Small Cap Streak Continues

“We’re going streaking.” -Frank “The Tank” Ricard from Old School The Russell 2000 Index closed higher for the eighth consecutive week last week, its longest win streak since late 2013. In fact, it hasn’t made it to nine consecutive green weeks since 1996—so this type...

Market Update | June 26, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Fixed income markets showing trade related stress.Concerns around protectionist trade policies’ potential negative affect on growth is helping to drive yields lower globally, with the 10-year Treasury yield trending lower below 2.9%. Rate...

Our Trade Tensions Playbook

Though it comes as no surprise, escalating trade tensions have made for a difficult investing environment. “We believe fiscal stimulus will offset proposed tariffs and that tensions between the U.S and China will not devolve into a full-blown trade war,“ noted LPL...

Market Update | June 25, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Our “trade tensions” playbook in today’s Weekly Market Commentary. Hardly news to anyone at this point, escalating trade tensions have made for a difficult investing environment. But investors’ angst was ratcheted higher last week after the...

Weekly Update – Trade Spat Resumes, Banks Take Tests, Oil Spikes

US: S&P 500 Index -0.9%, Dow -2.0%, Nasdaq -0.7% Europe: STOXX Europe 600 -1.1%, German DAX -3.3%, France CAC 40 -2.1%, U.K. FTSE 100 +0.6% Asia: Japan Nikkei -1.5%, China Shanghai Composite -4.4%, Korea KOSPI  -2.0% Global/Regional: MSCI ACWI -1.4% MSCI...

Market Update | June 22, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights LEI continues to support a strong economy. The Leading Economic Index (LEI) jumped 0.2% in May, after being up 0.4% each of the past two months. Although it was expected to be up 0.4% this time around, it still shows an improving economy....