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Thursday, October 10, 2019

» Third Quarter 2019 Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

The U.S. Equity Market: The U.S. stock market, represented by the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM, was up 1.23% for the third quarter of 2019, extending its strongest year since 2013. However, the one year return of 2.95% highlights the sizeable selloff during Q4 2018.

Monday, July 15, 2019

» Second Quarter 2019 Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

This marks the strongest first half-year for U.S. equities in 24 years. Markets have been volatile this year as trade concerns and a possible global economic slowdown continue to sway investor sentiment, while the Q4 2018 selloff created attractive valuations and buying opportunities that propelled markets early in the year.

Friday, April 12, 2019

» First Quarter 2019 Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

This marks the strongest quarter for U.S. equities since 2009, when the market was rebounding from the 2008 recession. Concerns about global growth were dwarfed by the Fed’s updated forecast for no rate increases in 2019 and a looser stance on unwinding quantitative easing enacted during the recovery.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

» Fourth Quarter 2018 Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

This marks the worst quarter for U.S. equities since 2011 and the first down year since the credit crisis sell-off of 2008. The Index had been down by double digits for the year in late December before gaining nearly 7% during the final few trading days. Concerns of an economic slowdown weighed on stock prices, as did fears that additional rate increases by the Federal Reserve could weaken future prospects for economic growth.

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