January 2, 2020

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes, CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

Strong December caps off terrific year for markets

What a difference a year can make. At the end of 2018, markets were selling off due to political concerns, and the year finished on a sour note. But 2019 had a significantly b...

September 6, 2019

Turbulent month for markets

August was a rough one for stocks, with all three major U.S. indices declining during the month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell by 1.32 percent, while the S&P 500 lost 1.58 percent. The Nasdaq Composite suffered the heaviest los...

August 6, 2019

Positive July for U.S. markets

Markets had a solid start to the third quarter, with all three major U.S. indices showing gains for July. The S&P 500 returned 1.44 percent during the month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 1.12 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite g...

Strong June leads to positive quarter for markets

June was a great month for stocks, as all major equity markets saw positive returns. The S&P 500 gained 7.05 percent for the month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) returned 7.31 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite...

Markets hit turbulence in May
After four months of rising stock markets, we finally saw a decline in May. All three major U.S. markets ended the month down, driven by rising worries about a trade war. The S&P 500 declined by 6.35 percent during the month, the Nasdaq Co...

Strong April for markets

April took U.S. markets to all-time highs. The Nasdaq Composite gained 4.77 percent, the S&P 500 returned 4.05 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.66 percent.

These results came from improving fundamentals. The S&P 500’s first-qu...

April 4, 2019

Market Update for the Quarter Ending March 31, 2019

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

Strong March caps great start to the year

For the third month in a row, all three major U.S. equity markets were positive for the month. The Nasdaq Composite led the way with a...

March 6, 2019

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

Another strong month for markets

February was a short but sweet month for investors. U.S. equity markets followed up their strong performance in January with another solid month of positive returns. The Dow Jones Industrial Ave...

February 7, 2019

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

New year kicks off with stock market rebound

Markets around the world had a great start to the year, with almost everything going up. Here in the U.S., the Nasdaq Composite led the pack with a return of 9.79 percent. The S&P 50...

January 8, 2019

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

Terrible December caps off tough year for markets

Unfortunately, investors who were holding out hope for a year-end rally were disappointed. As 2018 came to its end, rising political and economic concerns weighed on global mark...

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