Current Trends & News
A weekly financial recap curated by SPC's team of wealth management and tax-integrated advisors.*
We monitor and explore the intricacies of the financial world and share insights into market developments.
Weekly Digest: August 5th, 2019
The Federal Open Market Committee completed what it called ‘a mid-cycle adjustment’ with a quarter-point rate cut last week. Some investors were unhappy when Fed officials implied there would not be another reduction this year.
Weekly Digest: July 29th, 2019
Barron’s reported U.S. stock markets were supported by abundant optimism inspired by expectations for solid earnings growth and a Federal Reserve rate cut in July.
Weekly Digest: July 22nd, 2019
The U.S. Federal Reserve has a reputation for providing little transparency about the timing and direction of potential rate changes. That reputation was challenged last week.
Weekly Digest: July 15th, 2019
Last week, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index set a new record, closing above 3,000 for the first time.
Weekly Digest: July 8th, 2019
There was unexpected good economic news last week.
Weekly Digest: June 24th, 2019
Randall Forsyth of Barron’s explained, “Like our major political parties, the stock and bond markets seem to live in two different worlds these days...
Weekly Digest: July 1st, 2019
After U.S. stocks dropped sharply during the last weeks of December 2018, investors were pessimistic about the outlook for 2019.
Weekly Digest: June 17th, 2019
The United States is doing quite well.
Weekly Digest: June 10th, 2019
Since the U.S.-China trade conflict resumed in early May, investors have been off balance.
Weekly Digest: June 3rd, 2019
It was a surprise last week when President Trump tweeted the United States would impose an escalating tariff on all goods imported from Mexico until the flow of migrants to the United States’ southern border stops.
Weekly Digest: May 27th, 2019
During the past decade, the profitability of U.S. companies has increased rapidly. Strong corporate earnings helped the U.S. stock market outperform markets in other nations by a significant margin.
Weekly Digest: May 20th, 2019
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. It’s the time when we pay our respects to the men and women who died fighting for our country. Remembering the men and women who fought for our country can inspire hope for a better future.
Weekly Digest: May 13th, 2019
Trade talk trouble took a toll last week. Major U.S. stock indices moved lower when trade talks between the United States and China broke down. Despite the weak weekly performance, the S&P 500 remains up year-to-date.
Weekly Digest: May 6th, 2019
Despite the exceptional performance of U.S. stock markets year-to-date, and data that suggest economic growth remains steady, some analysts and investors have been pecking at Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.