Tag Archives: Treasury

Retail Sales Rise, Mortgage Rates High, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 19th US stocks fell over the week on concerns about global trade policies. The S&P 500 and Dow dropped 0.5% for the week. Internationally, Japan gained 0.8% and Europe rose 0.6% for … Continue reading

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Sales, Wells Fargo, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through April 21st US stocks rose on solid corporate earnings. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% and the Dow gained 0.4% for the week. Internationally, Japan jumped 1.8% and Europe climbed 0.7% for the week. … Continue reading

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Durable Goods Orders Fell in May for 2nd Straight Month

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through July 1st US stocks ended the first half of the year on a down note as stocks declined on hawkish comments from global central bankers. The S&P 500 fell 0.6% and the Dow … Continue reading

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World Bank Estimates Global Growth to Reach 7-year High

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 10th US Stocks were mixed over several market moving events and a sharp drop in tech company shares to end the week. The S&P 500 eased 0.3% and the Dow rose 0.3% … Continue reading

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Global Stocks Hit Fresh Record Highs

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 3rd Global stocks hit fresh record highs to end a strong week for world markets. Stock price gains were driven by corporate profits and signs of economic strength. The US, South Korea … Continue reading

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US GDP Rose 1.2% in First Quarter

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 27th US stocks ended the week at fresh all time highs driven by the Fed meeting minutes and strong corporate earnings. The S&P 500 rose 1.4% and the Dow gained 1.3% for … Continue reading

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Home Sales Hit their Fastest Pace in a Decade

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 20th US stocks ended down for the week after controversies surrounding the Trump administration shook markets. The S&P 500 and Dow fell 0.4% for the week.  Internationally, Europe declined 1.0% and Japan … Continue reading

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