Weekly Market Commentary

June 27, 2017

Sunny skies ahead. That is what many Americans see going into the star-spangled Fourth of July holiday.


June 20, 2017

Summer officially begins this week, and some in the U.S. Congress are already calling for their traditional August vacations to be cancelled. There are plenty of voters who would like to see legislators keep their noses to the grindstone.


June 13, 2017

A political upset occurred across the pond last Thursday when the British Prime Minister failed to maintain a conservative majority in Parliament, raising new questions about the Brexit negotiations due to begin in a few weeks.


June 06, 2017

This week marks the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy landings on D-Day, the largest amphibious military assault in history, and the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, one of the most decisive naval battles on record.


May 30, 2017

The run-up to Memorial Day was a busy time for many — the president on his first overseas trip, families of graduating seniors, travelers kicking off the summer holiday season, volunteers placing American flags on the graves of fallen veterans.


May 23, 2017

The reporting season for first quarter corporate earnings has just about ended. The Bank of America-Merrill Lynch put things in some perspective by presenting the market capitalization of Apple at $803 billion as 38% bigger than the real GDP of Chicago.

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