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First Quarter 2019 Market Snapshot

First Quarter 2019: March Madness, or Just an Incredible Rebound? After a turbulent fourth quarter, equity markets quietly rallied, largely erasing 2018 losses. The S&P 500, which plunged 13.5% in the fourth quarter, gained 13.6% and is once again within striking distance of all-time highs. While risk assets posted gains across the board, the hardest-hit … Continue reading First Quarter 2019 Market Snapshot

Second Quarter 2018 Market Snapshot

Second Quarter 2018: Tit for Tat Tit-for-tat trade retaliation took center stage during the second quarter. Canada levied retaliatory tariffs on wide variety of US agricultural products in response to steel and aluminum tariffs announced by the Trump administration in March. China likewise promised to retaliate along the same lines. As the quarter ended, President … Continue reading Second Quarter 2018 Market Snapshot