All Posts Tagged: S&P 500

Instant Analysis: FOMC signals prolonged rate hike pause into 2020

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve building at dusk

The FOMC all but gave up their dreams of normalizing short-term interest rates, deciding to hold the Fed fund target rate between 2.25% and 2.50% at today’s FOMC meeting with 11 FOMC participants expecting the Fed funds rate to end 2019 at the same levels.  

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Investment Insights: On-again, off-again … swipe right already

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Upward view of the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange with a burst of sunlight coming over the top.

Geopolitical events continue to overshadow an expanding global economy that is likely starting to reach a peak, or at least a plateau.

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Investment Insights: Take a deep breath

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Two concerned stock traders - man and a woman - staring at a monitor.

The decline has already erased the entirety of 2018 gains for the S&P 500, after investors enjoyed a return of 7.55% in the first 26 days of the year.

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Investment Insights: Don’t forget about risk

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Overhead shot above very tall skyscrapers in Shanghai, with view of nearby river surrounding the cityscape.

Nothing seems to be able to stop the recent climb in stock markets.

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