Market Update-April 2024

Market Update-April 2024

First Quarter Market Recap In the first three months of 2024, the U.S. economy remained resilient despite short-term rates sitting near 20-year highs. The continued strength in the labor market, better-than-anticipated corporate earnings, and an anticipated forecast...

Market Update-April 2024

First Quarter Market Recap In the first three months of 2024, the U.S. economy remained resilient despite short-term rates sitting near 20-year highs. The continued strength in the labor market, better-than-anticipated corporate earnings, and an anticipated forecast...

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Market Perspective- January 2024

Market Perspective- January 2024

Past, Present & Future • The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both closed at their respective new highs on January 19. • Inflation continues to soften a bit, with headline CPI dropping to an annualized 3.4%, core CPI to 3.9% and PPI to 1%. • Investor...

Retirement Times January 2024 Newsletter

Retirement Times January 2024 Newsletter

January 2024 This month's Retirement Times discusses the following: Proposed Legislation Aims to Help Young Workers Put Time on Their Side Surging Credit Card Debt: Strategies for Plan Sponsors to Help Bolster Retirement Readiness Pooled Plans Demonstrate Benefits for...

The Morning View: January 17, 2024

The Morning View: January 17, 2024

Announced this morning, Retail Sales for December increased 0.6%, higher than expected and double the increase in the previous month.  Monthly sales for Nonstore retailers, up 1.5%, and Clothing & clothing accessories stores, also up 1.5%, were strong while...

The Morning View: January 17, 2024

The Morning View: January 11, 2024

In this morning’s data, the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.3% in December, higher than expected and grew 3.4% on an annual basis, which is three tenths higher than last month’s annual figure. Monthly prices for Electricity, up 1.3%, and Shelter, up...

Fixed Income Update – January 2024

Fixed Income Update – January 2024

4th Quarter 2023 and Annual Fixed Income Review • With “tactical” changes in the Treasury Department’s quarterly refunding operations, and a “pivot” from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) at their December meeting, although volatile, fixed income sectors...

Market Update-April 2024

Market Update -February 2024

The Month At-A-Glance The calendar year changed, but momentum for U.S. large-cap growth stocks continued into January. Developed international markets posted a modest gain despite a strengthening U.S. dollar. Emerging-market equities fell during January as concerns...

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