Weekly Market Commentary

April 26, 2016

Presidential candidates along with college seniors have been hard at work interviewing for jobs this month, and they all face challenges. On average, a job search takes 43 days with approximately 59 people applying for every opening.


April 19, 2016

Forty thousand Verizon wireless and wireline workers from Massachusetts to Virginia went on strike last week after ten months of failed negotiations over benefits and outsourcing.


April 13, 2016

This week, the municipal calendar includes a number of financings for universities with endowments ranging from $80 million to $25 billion, including the University of Texas, Kent State, Nova Southeastern, Boise State, the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges and Drake University.


April 06, 2016

Concerns about oil prices and corporate earnings were brushed aside in trading sessions last week. The first quarter of the fiscal year ended with a cheer from stock and bond markets thrilled to hear that the artificial ballpark they trade in will remain for the time being.


March 29, 2016

Americans are an optimistic bunch. We treasure our weekends and holidays, the changing seasons, trophy wins and the opportunity to re-elect or oust our leadership every two and four years.


March 22, 2016

Global attention turned again this week to the new headquarters of the European Union, where terror bomb attacks at the nearby Maelbeck Metro station as well as Zaventem International Airport in Brussels killed several dozen people and injured more than a hundred.

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