Monthly Market Updates

Posted January 31, 2018

New Year, Same Story

January is typically one of the stronger months of the year for the market, but few expected the parabolic move higher we saw for most of the month. After last year’s strong gains, some thought the New Year would be met with selling, as investors locked in last year’s gains and took advantage of the new tax law. That was certainly not the case, as the month saw the Dow Industrial average… Read More ›

Posted December 29, 2017

Best Year Since 2013

December is historically one of the better months of the year for the market and actually has the highest probability of ending in positive territory, but the month got off to a rough start this year after ABC news mistakenly reported General Flynn had agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation and was going to roll over on Trump. The report sent the Dow down 350 points before a retraction erased most… Read More ›

Posted November 30, 2017

Tax Reform Rally

November is historically one of the better months of the year for the market, but after strong gains in the typically weak months of August and September, we wondered what was left. The market did struggle early in the month as the first full week saw the S&P 500 close lower for the first time in 2 months, and the widely followed index closed fractionally lower the second week as well.  Thanksgiving… Read More ›

Posted November 1, 2017

October Not A Problem

September and October have historically been difficult months for the market, but there was nothing spooky this year, as the rally that began on election day continued into a 7th consecutive month, something we haven’t seen in over 5 years.  The major indices each hit new all-time highs on multiple occasions during the two months and economic numbers continued to point toward a rapidly expanding economy.  This month we began to see… Read More ›

Posted September 29, 2017

September To Remember

September has traditionally been a difficult month for the market, with the market ending the month in the red 55% of time. However, this is clearly not a normal year and the rally, that has carried the major indices to multiple new all-time highs during the year, continued into September.  Market participants appear to be focused on the potential corporate benefits of tax reform and have shrugged off hurricanes, floods, terrorists attacks… Read More ›