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Market Recap week ending 8/30/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA After four straight weeks of declines, US markets rallied in the last week of August.  The prior week’s escalation of trade tariffs between the US and China took a bit of a siesta last week. Early in the week,...

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Market recap for the week ending 8/23/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Investors were treated to another week of volatile markets as increased trade tensions between the US and China cast even more uncertainty on global growth.  Markets kicked off the week in pretty good form...

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Market Recap Week ending 8/16/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA A volatile week of trading entertained investors as uncertainty around trade, and an inverted yield curve stoked fears of an impending recession.  The major US equity indices ended the week with losses; however,...

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Market Recap Week ending 8/9/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was a turbulent week for investors as uncertainty on trade escalated between the US and China.  Markets started the week deep in the red with the worst single-day performance of the year on news that the Chinese...

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August 5th, 2019 Stock Market Selloff Deepens After Fed Remarks and Trade Negotiation Setback As of this writing, stock markets around the globe are taking a beating. The selloff began on Wednesday of last week in response to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s...

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Market Recap for the week ending 7/26/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was an upbeat market last week as investors continued to applaud the majority of earnings results.  A better than expected print on 2nd quarter GDP also aided the positive sentiment.  Markets were also...

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Market Recap for the Week ending 7/19/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Despite a relatively good start to  2nd quarter earnings season, the major indices retreated last week.  Part of the pullback was likely due to the realization that a 50 basis point cut is not likely at...

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Markets Hit New Highs in the Wake of Last Week's Fed Remarks Chairman Powell walked the line between giving too much and too little in the way of monetary accommodation during prepared remarks to Congress last week. Markets have responded positively and are at...

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Market Recap week ending 7/5/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA I hope everyone had a great and memorable 4th of July holiday.  Despite the holiday-shortened week, markets were quite busy.   Markets surged on Monday in reaction to the outcome of the US/China trade talks at the...

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07/01/2019 Below is a snapshot of last week's market performance and what to watch in the weeks ahead from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder. Markets Rally with Hopes of a U.S.-China Trade Deal Last week, and the entire month of June for that matter, ended on a...

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Market Recap Week ending 6/21/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA US equity markets continued to rally last week and hit record highs on dovish tones echoed from several central banks and on constructive headlines around the upcoming meeting with President Trump and President...

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June 17th, 2019 Below is a snapshot of last week's market performance and what to watch in the weeks ahead from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder The rebound from the May selloff continues. After dropping 6.4% in May, the S&P 500 has reclaimed 4.5% of that...

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June 10th, 2019 Below is a snapshot of last week's market performance and what to watch in the weeks ahead from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder. Last week’s commentary noted that the stock market was at a critical juncture. All relevant U.S. indexes had fallen...

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June 3rd, 2019 Below is a snapshot of last week's market performance and what to watch in the weeks ahead from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder. The U.S. equity market selloff has continued for the third straight week. All major indexes are now below their...

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Market Recap week ending 5.24.19 Darren Leavitt, CFA The markets continued to focus on the potential for more trade conflict between the US and China.  Conflicting headlines throughout the week brought more volatility.  Cyclical stocks took the brunt of last week’s...

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Market recap week ending 5.17.19 Darren Leavitt, CFA Investors were taken for a wild ride last week as trade negotiations between the US and China came to a stalemate.  Additionally, increased tensions in the Middle East put a bid into oil, which closed up 1.7% but...

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Market recap week ending 5/10/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Markets had their worst week of the year due to concerns regarding the US-China trade negotiations.  The week started with steep declines after President Trump indicated that tariffs on 200 billion in goods would...

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Market Recap Week Ending 5.3.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Financial markets yielded mixed results last week as investors endured a choppy week of trading.  Q1 earnings reports continued to produce better than expected results.   Investors focused on solid results out of...

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Market Recap Week ending 4/26/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The broader indices inked new all-time highs last week as Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon all posted better than expected earnings.  The S&P gained 1.2% but was outpaced by the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 which...

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Market Recap week ending 4.18.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The holiday-shortened week was an interesting one but produced a mixed bag of results for the major indices.  The S&P 500 lost 0.1% on the week while the Russell 2000 lost 1.4%.  The Dow outperformed with a...

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Market Recap for the Week Ending 4-12-19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was a mixed performance for the major averages last week.  The S&P 500 gained 0.5%, the NASDAQ added 0.6%, and the Russell 2000 was up 0.1%, while the Dow lost 0.1%.  Treasuries lost more ground last...

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Market Recap for the Week ending 4.5.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The stock market started the second quarter with nice gains and forged new highs for 2019.  The S&P 500 gained 2.1%, the Dow increased 1.9%, the NASDAQ added 2.7%, and the Russell 2000 outperformed with...

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Market Recap Week ending 3.29.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Markets had nice gains last week as investors seemed to shrug off the most recent concerns over global growth.  The S&P 500 gained 1.2% on the week, gaining just over 13% for the first quarter.  The Dow added...

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Market Recap Week ending 3.22.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was another extremely busy week for Wall Street.  Investors received the latest statement from the Fed Reserve Open Market Committee that appeared to be more dovish than anticipated.  Additionally, there were a...

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Market Recap for the week ending 3.15.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was an extremely busy week for the markets.  Central bank news, corporate headlines, trade negotiations, technical variables, and a full dose of economic data were in play last week.  The market shrugged...

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Market Recap Week ending 3.8.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Economic growth concerns along with the inability of the S&P 500 to maintain a key technical level hobbled the market last week.  The market lost ground for five consecutive days.  For the week, the S&P 500...

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Market Recap Week ending 3.1.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Last week the proposed increase of trade tariffs on China was postponed while negotiations continued between the countries. Markets continued to view the negotiations as constructive although comments from US Trade...

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Market Recap Week ending 2/22/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The markets were relatively quiet last week as investors waited for any news stemming from the ongoing US-China trade negotiations.  Investors were also treated to a full dose of Fed rhetoric along with the FOMC...

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Market Recap Week ending 2.15.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Markets enjoyed a nice rally last week.  The Russell 2000 led the way with a gain of 4.2%, the Dow added 3.1%, the S&P increased by 2.5%, and the NASDAQ advanced 2.4%.  Treasuries sold off a bit last week with...

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Market Recap for the week ending 2/8/19 Darren Leavitt, CFA Anxiety over trade and concerns regarding future earnings growth subdued markets last week.  Additionally, the 200-day moving average on the S&P held as a line of resistance and induced some technical...

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Market Recap for the Week ending 2/1/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was, as expected, a hectic and interesting week in the financial markets.  A steady stream of earnings announcements and economic data were just part of the story in last week’s action.  An FOMC meeting...

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Market Recap for the Week Ending 1/25/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The markets closed Friday with a nice gain, but for the week the markets were generally flat.  The S&P 500 lost 0.2% on the week while the Dow and NASDAQ each gained 0.1%.  The Russell 2ooo was...

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Market Recap for the week ending 1/18/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Despite somewhat disappointing corporate earnings results and a failed Brexit vote, markets continued to rally last week.  The S&P 500 gained 2.9% for the week while the Dow, NASDAQ, and Russell 2000...

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Market Recap for the week ending 1/11/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Constructive rhetoric from US/ China trade negotiations along with more dovish iterations from Fed officials helped markets continue their rally last week. The S&P 500 gained 2.5% for the week while the...

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Below is a snapshot of 2018’s performance and what to watch in coming year from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder.   Looking back on 2018… Equity markets ended the year down across the board. International markets fared the worst, all down double digits. U.S....

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-Darren Leavitt, CFA Markets started 2019 in the same manner it left off in 2018, with extreme volatility.  A preannouncement from Apple, a much stronger than anticipated jobs report, and a more measured tone out of Fed Chairman Powell, provided investors plenty to...

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Market Recap week ending 12/28/18 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Wow, what a week for the markets- if you were out for the holidays you missed a historic week on Wall Street.  Extremely oversold conditions coupled with year-end portfolio rebalancing and the fact that many were...

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Below is a snapshot of last week’s market performance and what to watch in the week ahead from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder. I would like to start this week’s commentary off by thanking all of our clients for their support and trust in us. I got into this...

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Market Recap Week ending 12/21/2018 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Last week Wall Street posted its worst weekly performance in a decade.  The Fed’s decision to raise the federal-funds target range by 25 basis points to 2.25%-2.5%, along with political discord in Washington...

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Market Update 12.19.18 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The Federal Reserve increased rates by 25 basis points today and suggested they were poised to raise rates two more times in 2019.  The hike was generally accepted to be the consensus, but investors were perhaps looking for...

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Market update 12.6.18 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Good afternoon, we wanted to put out a quick note to address the market volatility that we have witnessed over the last couple of sessions.  There are a number of different factors that have influenced the recent action....

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Weekly Recap for the week ending 11/30/18 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The market had a fantastic week.  Investors took a hopeful stance that something constructive would come out of the G-20 meetings this weekend and rhetoric out of Washington seemed to suggest the...

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