Weekly Market Commentary

November 24, 2015

The last full week of November is one that Americans dedicate to reunions with family and special friends. There are high school football rivalries and college bowl games, parades and kitchens filled with slow-roasted and sugar laced delicacies.


November 17, 2015

The markets paused with a moment of silence on Monday morning in honor of those killed and injured by Islamic State terrorists in multiple attacks on helpless civilians last Friday in Paris.


November 10, 2015

The Federal Reserve is the single obsession of the financial markets, and futures traders now place the odds of a rate hike on December 16 at 68%, primarily due to the strong jobs report last Friday.


November 03, 2015

The Kansas City Royals won their first World Series in 30 years, Kenyans swept the men’s and women’s titles in the 45th New York City Marathon, and K Street lobbyists in Washington celebrated prospects for tax reform.


October 27, 2015

The end of October means the arrival of the Hunter’s Moon, the full moon once seen by Native Americans as the signal to start hunting in preparation for winter. It is the last supermoon of the year.


October 20, 2015

Federal Reserve officials tend to keep a low profile in the week before an Open Market Committee meeting so investors have a break from what has become a ping-pong of crosstalk between hawks and doves on raising rates.

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