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2nd qtr 2018 market outlook: Valuation tug of war fueling market volatility
April 4, 2018 | Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist
The first quarter of 2018 saw the return of market volatility, with head-snapping swings of the equity markets in both directions. What are the primary factors behind that volatility?
March 2018 market outlook: Strong corporate earnings counter market volatility
March 5, 2018 | Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist
Volatility is always present in the financial markets, but as we have seen recently, the degree of volatility can vary significantly over time.
February 2018 market recap: Stocks bounce back after volatility rocks markets
March 5, 2018 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
After being rocked by heavy losses in early February, the stock market staged a comeback through the remainder of the month, but still fell short, finishing February with a loss for the first time in 15 months. The S&P 500® Index ended the month down 3.89%.
Job growth streak continues in January
February 8, 2018 | Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist
U.S. employers continued to add jobs in January for the 88th consecutive month, with an estimated 200,000 new nonfarm jobs added to the workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report issued February 2
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