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Friday, December 2, 2022

The prevailing opinion among market watchers continues to be the influence of inflation and the central bank’s imposition of higher short-term interest rates to combat it. This poses challenges for the economy, and for corporate earnings an

Thursday, December 1, 2022

M&R CAPITAL APPOINTS AMOS WARREN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

Friday, November 18, 2022

Dow Jones Industrial 33,745.69 unch'd, S&P 500 3,965.34 +-0.7%, Nasdaq Composite 11,146.06 +0.01%, US Ten Year 3.818%, WTI $80.11 This week saw notable election results, geopolitical events, economic releases, and quarterly...

Friday, November 4, 2022

Dow Jones Industrial 32,403. -1.40%, S&P 500 3,770.55 -3.35%Nasdaq Composite 10,475.25 -5.65%, US Ten Year 4.17%, West Texas Intermediate $92.54

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Weekly Market Update October 21, 2022, Dow Jones Industrial 32,861 +2.6%, S&P 500 3,901 +2.5%Nasdaq Composite 11,102 +2.9%, US Ten Year 4.01%Investing In 2022 - Nowhere to Hide?  Not so Fast – We Have An...

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Monday, October 24, 2022

The biggest economic headline for the week was the Federal Reserve’s announcement of a 75 basis point (.75%) increase in the Federal Funds rate, which led to a second week-long rout of the stock makets. This also resulted in the...

Monday, October 17, 2022

Weekly Market Update October 14, 2022, Dow Jones Industrial 29,643.67 +1.17%, S&P 500 3,584.01 -1.55%, Nasdaq Composite 10,321.39 -3.11%, US Ten Year 4.018%, West Texas Intermediate $85.82 Another volatile week in...

Friday, October 7, 2022

The stock market resumed its decline in the third quarter after the August summer rally petered out, with the averages receding to new lows. The Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates in its efforts to slow inflation, with...

Friday, September 30, 2022

Weekly Market Update September 9, 2022Dow Jones Industrials  31,318.44 -3.0%, S&P 500 3,924.26 -3.3%Nasdaq Composite 11,630.86 -4.2%, US Ten Year 3.193

Monday, September 19, 2022

September continues its reputation as the worst month for stocks.  The inflation numbers that were released earlier this week were higher than expected, ending any hope that the Federal Reserve might slow down its hawkish stance...

Friday, September 2, 2022

Weekly Market Update September 2, 2022Dow Jones Industrials  31,318.44 -3.0%, S&P 500 3,924.26 -3.3%Nasdaq Composite 11,630.86 -4.2%, US Ten Year 3.193The unwinding of the mid-July through mid-August stock market...

Friday, August 26, 2022

Weekly Market Update August 26, 2022Dow Jones Industrials  32,283.33 -4.22%, S&P 500 4,057.67 -4.04%Nasdaq Composite 12,141.71 -4.44%, US Ten Year 3.024The markets this week eagerly awaited Jerome Powell’s speech...

Friday, August 19, 2022

Is our one-month stock market rally over? On what was it based? Do the underlying economic and financial fundamentals justify higher stock prices? Before addressing those questions, let us look at stock market price action from the...

Friday, August 12, 2022

Dow Jones Industrials 32,801.51 -0.13%, S&P 500 4.145.05% +0.36%Nasdaq Composite 12,657.55 +2.15%, US Ten Year 2.842The equity markets got a boost this week after Wednesday’s CPI (Consumer Price Index) number, which came in...

Friday, August 5, 2022

Weekly Market Update August 5, 2022, Dow Jones Industrials 32,801.51 -0.13%, S&P 500 4.145.05% +0.36% Nasdaq Composite 12,657.55 +2.15%, US Ten Year 2.842West Texas Intermediate $88.38 Columbia Threadneedle...

Friday, July 29, 2022

During the Johnson Administration in the mid-1960’s his economic advisor Arthur Okun created the “misery index,” a tool to measure how the average American might be faring under the economy. It was a simple construct,...

Friday, July 22, 2022

The equity markets turned in a (relatively) solid performance this week closing +2.0% on the Dow, +2.6% on the S&P and +3.3% on the NASDAQ.  Second quarter earnings season is underway, and this week saw several bellwether...

Friday, July 15, 2022

Market Update July 15, 2022 - Transitory Inflation here to stay? Federal government’s undisciplined monetary and fiscal policies