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2020 Market Outlook: Modest economic and market growth ahead
January 7, 2020 | Mark Simenstad, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist
Although the stock market enjoyed a strong year in both the U.S. and abroad in 2019, global economic growth in 2019 was disappointing versus expectations at the start of the year. This was undoubtedly a factor in the decline in intermediate and long-term interest rates – both domestically and internationally. It also meaningfully altered the forecasts of global central banks regarding the need for additional restrictive monetary policy actions. In fact, more accommodative policies were adopted across the globe.
2019 Market Review: Stocks rebound, bond yields sink, economy moderate growth
January 7, 2020 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
Stocks in the U.S. and abroad closed out a strong year with a solid December. The S&P 500® was up 2.86% for the month, the NASDAQ index rose 3.54%, and the MSCI EAFE Index of developed-economy stocks in Europe, Asia and Australia climbed 3.16%.
November 2019 Market Recap: Stock prices continue to climb
December 4, 2019 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
The stock market continued to move up in November, with a 3.40% gain for the S&P 500®. Bond yields moved up modestly in November, with 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yields rising from 1.69% at the end of October to 1.78% at the November close.
October 2019 Market Recap: Stocks edge higher while oil, interest rates and retail sales stall
November 5, 2019 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
The stock market moved up modestly in October, but Treasury yields barely budged, due in part to a rate cut by the Federal Reserve (Fed).
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