Go Active? | Weekly Market Commentary | July 30, 2018

KEY TAKEAWAYS For a number of reasons, over the past several years it’s been difficult for active managers to outperform equity benchmarks. The tide has started to turn, with central banks pulling back, lower correlations between individual stocks, and an evolving...

August Preview: A Month for the Bears?

The surprise summer rally continues, as the S&P 500 Index is on pace to gain for a fourth consecutive month. In fact, should July close in the green, over the past 21 months, the S&P 500 has closed higher all but three times. Here is the catch: The calendar is...

Market Update | July 30, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Earnings season rolls along. The current earnings season has been marked by very strong growth, limited upside, and resilient estimates. With 265 S&P 500 index companies having reported, earnings growth is tracking to a solid +22.6% year...

Weekly Market Commentary – July 30, 2018

The Markets Is it a sugar rush or something more sustainable? Economic growth in the United States was strong during the second quarter. Gross domestic product (GDP), which is the value of all goods and services produced in the United States, grew by 4.1 percent....