Weekly Insight

A Winning Combination: Labor and the Economy

September 7, 2016

By Jonathan Scheid In honor of Labor Day and our recent jobs report, we felt it was an appropriate time to review labor around the globe. As we discussed many times in the past, job growth and employment are vital to an economy’s expansion and a nation’s well-being. With seemingly every developed nation’s central bank […]

 

Down, Set, Hike!?!

August 31, 2016

By Jonathan Scheid Unemployment is down and the economy seems set for a moderate pace of growth, so it is time for another interest rate hike? That is one conclusion we could take from Janet Yellen’s, the Chairperson of the Federal Reserve, recent comments at a central bank conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. But, a […]

 

What is Behind Post-Brexit Market Gains?

August 24, 2016

Global stock markets experienced a strong rally following the United Kingdom referendum vote. While the initial market reaction to the news of the U.K. voting to leave the European Union was quick selling, investors just as quickly changed their tune. U.S. stocks, international stocks and emerging market stocks have all been moving up over the two months following the vote.

 

How do markets perform during an election year?

August 18, 2016

By Jonathan Scheid   12-Aug-16 5-Aug-16 Weekly% Change YTD% Change 12 month %Change S&P 500 Index   2,184.05 2,182.87 0.05% 6.85% 4.42% Dow Jones Industrial Average   18,576.47 18,543.53 0.18% 6.61% 6.29% Nasdaq Composite   5,232.89 5,221.12 0.23% 4.50% 3.66% Russell 2000   1,229.82 1,231.30 -0.12% 8.27% 1.41% MSCI EAFE (Intl.)   1,710.73 1,665.32 2.73% […]

 

One Chart to Help Alleviate Recession Concerns

February 17, 2016

The media continues to run stories about the increased likelihood of a U.S., and potentially a global, recession. They point to weakness in the price of oil, the slowing Chinese economy and divergent global monetary policy as sources of concern. And, they claim that they see recessionary concerns in economic data. Frankly, we don’t see […]

 

Markets Correct. Thank Goodness!

August 25, 2015

By Jonathan Scheid   21-Aug-15 14-Aug-15 Weekly% Change YTD% Change 12 month %Change S&P 500 Index   1,970.89 2,091.54 -5.77% -4.27% -0.88% Dow Jones Industrial Average   16,459.75 17,477.40 -5.82% -7.65% -3.18% Nasdaq Composite   4,706.04 5,048.24 -6.78% -0.63% 3.69% Russell 2000   1,156.79 1,212.69 -4.61% -3.98% -0.31% MSCI EAFE (Intl.)   1,756.65 1,840.94 -4.58% […]

 

U.S. and World Economy Stuck in Second Gear

August 5, 2015

By Jonathan Scheid   31-Jul-15 24-Jul-15 Weekly% Change YTD% Change 12 month %Change S&P 500 Index   2,103.84 2,079.65 1.16% 2.18% 9.28% Dow Jones Industrial Average   17,689.86 17,568.53 0.69% -0.75% 7.25% Nasdaq Composite   5,128.28 5,088.63 0.78% 8.28% 17.82% Russell 2000   1,238.68 1,225.99 1.04% 2.82% 11.11% MSCI EAFE (Intl.)   1,879.75 1,861.03 1.01% […]

 

Why (some of) the Big Get Bigger

July 22, 2015

By Jonathan Scheid   17-Jul-15 10-Jul-15 Weekly% Change YTD% Change 12 month %Change S&P 500 Index   2,126.64 2,076.62 2.41% 3.29% 7.50% Dow Jones Industrial Average   18,086.45 17,760.41 1.84% 1.48% 5.77% Nasdaq Composite   5,210.14 4,997.70 4.25% 10.01% 17.55% Russell 2000   1,267.09 1,252.02 1.20% 5.18% 10.03% MSCI EAFE (Intl.)   1,889.53 1,851.95 2.03% […]

 

How U.S. Corporations Are Spending Cash

July 15, 2015

By Jonathan Scheid   10-Jul-15 3-Jul-15 Weekly% Change YTD% Change 12 month %Change S&P 500 Index   2,076.62 2,076.78 -0.01% 0.86% 5.54% Dow Jones Industrial Average   17,760.41 17,730.11 0.17% -0.35% 4.82% Nasdaq Composite   4,997.70 5,009.21 -0.23% 5.52% 13.19% Russell 2000   1,252.02 1,248.26 0.30% 3.93% 7.94% MSCI EAFE (Intl.)   1,851.95 1,848.42 0.19% […]

 

What You Missed Watching Greek Turmoil

July 7, 2015

By Jonathan Scheid   3-Jul-15 26-Jun-15 Weekly% Change YTD% Change 12 month %Change S&P 500 Index   2,076.78 2,101.49 -1.18% 0.87% 4.60% Dow Jones Industrial Average   17,730.11 17,946.68 -1.21% -0.52% 3.88% Nasdaq Composite   5,009.21 5,080.51 -1.40% 5.77% 11.67% Russell 2000   1,248.26 1,279.80 -2.46% 3.62% 3.32% MSCI EAFE (Intl.)   1,848.42 1,898.82 -2.65% […]