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Feb 2019 Market Outlook: Shutdown impact is just one of several challenges
February 8, 2019 | Mark Simenstad, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist
The 35-day government shutdown created a great deal of economic angst for the short-term, but there are a handful of other key economic issues that could have a far greater impact on the long-term picture and the direction of the markets.
Jan 2019 Market Recap: Stock market rebounds even amidst historic shutdown
February 8, 2019 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
After a turbulent fourth quarter of 2018, the stock market reversed course in January, with most leading indexes posting solid gains.
2018 Market Recap: Rocky year ends with rollercoaster December
January 4, 2019 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
The longest bull market in stock market history hit a tsunami in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the S&P 500® dropping 19.9% from peak to trough – from a high of 2,940.91 in late September to a low of 2,356.33 on December 24. (The S&P 500 Index is a market-cap-weighted index that represents the average performance of a group of 500 large-capitalization stocks.)
2019 Market Outlook: Will turbulent times continue?
January 4, 2019 | Mark Simenstad, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist
2018 was the most volatile year in the investment markets since the financial crisis of 2008-09 – and 2019 seems likely to bring more of the same. But while we see challenges ahead in 2019, we also see opportunities.
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