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Weekly Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary

Market Recap week ending 4.18.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The holiday-shortened week was an interesting one but produced a mixed bag of results for the major indices.  The S&P 500 lost 0.1% on the week while the Russell 2000 lost 1.4%.  The Dow outperformed with a...

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Market Recap for the Week Ending 4-12-19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was a mixed performance for the major averages last week.  The S&P 500 gained 0.5%, the NASDAQ added 0.6%, and the Russell 2000 was up 0.1%, while the Dow lost 0.1%.  Treasuries lost more ground last...

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Market Recap for the Week ending 4.5.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The stock market started the second quarter with nice gains and forged new highs for 2019.  The S&P 500 gained 2.1%, the Dow increased 1.9%, the NASDAQ added 2.7%, and the Russell 2000 outperformed with...

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Market Recap Week ending 3.29.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Markets had nice gains last week as investors seemed to shrug off the most recent concerns over global growth.  The S&P 500 gained 1.2% on the week, gaining just over 13% for the first quarter.  The Dow added...

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Market Recap Week ending 3.8.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Economic growth concerns along with the inability of the S&P 500 to maintain a key technical level hobbled the market last week.  The market lost ground for five consecutive days.  For the week, the S&P 500...

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Market Recap Week ending 2/22/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The markets were relatively quiet last week as investors waited for any news stemming from the ongoing US-China trade negotiations.  Investors were also treated to a full dose of Fed rhetoric along with the FOMC...

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Market Recap Week ending 2.15.19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Markets enjoyed a nice rally last week.  The Russell 2000 led the way with a gain of 4.2%, the Dow added 3.1%, the S&P increased by 2.5%, and the NASDAQ advanced 2.4%.  Treasuries sold off a bit last week with...

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Market Recap for the week ending 2/8/19 Darren Leavitt, CFA Anxiety over trade and concerns regarding future earnings growth subdued markets last week.  Additionally, the 200-day moving average on the S&P held as a line of resistance and induced some technical...

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Market Recap for the Week ending 2/1/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was, as expected, a hectic and interesting week in the financial markets.  A steady stream of earnings announcements and economic data were just part of the story in last week’s action.  An FOMC meeting...

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Market Recap for the Week Ending 1/25/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The markets closed Friday with a nice gain, but for the week the markets were generally flat.  The S&P 500 lost 0.2% on the week while the Dow and NASDAQ each gained 0.1%.  The Russell 2ooo was...

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Market Recap for the week ending 1/18/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Despite somewhat disappointing corporate earnings results and a failed Brexit vote, markets continued to rally last week.  The S&P 500 gained 2.9% for the week while the Dow, NASDAQ, and Russell 2000...

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Market Recap for the week ending 1/11/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Constructive rhetoric from US/ China trade negotiations along with more dovish iterations from Fed officials helped markets continue their rally last week. The S&P 500 gained 2.5% for the week while the...

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Below is a snapshot of 2018’s performance and what to watch in coming year from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder.   Looking back on 2018… Equity markets ended the year down across the board. International markets fared the worst, all down double digits. U.S....

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-Darren Leavitt, CFA Markets started 2019 in the same manner it left off in 2018, with extreme volatility.  A preannouncement from Apple, a much stronger than anticipated jobs report, and a more measured tone out of Fed Chairman Powell, provided investors plenty to...

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Market Recap week ending 12/28/18 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Wow, what a week for the markets- if you were out for the holidays you missed a historic week on Wall Street.  Extremely oversold conditions coupled with year-end portfolio rebalancing and the fact that many were...

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Weekly Market Commentary

Below is a snapshot of last week’s market performance and what to watch in the week ahead from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder. I would like to start this week’s commentary off by thanking all of our clients for their support and trust in us. I got into this...

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Market Recap Week ending 12/21/2018 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Last week Wall Street posted its worst weekly performance in a decade.  The Fed’s decision to raise the federal-funds target range by 25 basis points to 2.25%-2.5%, along with political discord in Washington...

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Market Update 12.19.18 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The Federal Reserve increased rates by 25 basis points today and suggested they were poised to raise rates two more times in 2019.  The hike was generally accepted to be the consensus, but investors were perhaps looking for...

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Market update 12.6.18 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Good afternoon, we wanted to put out a quick note to address the market volatility that we have witnessed over the last couple of sessions.  There are a number of different factors that have influenced the recent action....

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Weekly Recap for the week ending 11/30/18 -Darren Leavitt, CFA The market had a fantastic week.  Investors took a hopeful stance that something constructive would come out of the G-20 meetings this weekend and rhetoric out of Washington seemed to suggest the...

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