February Monthly Economic Update

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As investors saw in January, these high-multiple stocks can come under pressure as bond yields trend higher. The reason for this is twofold. First, when rates tick up, it’s more difficult to forecast future earnings. Second, higher rates may increase a firm’s cost of capital.

Septembers Monthly Economic Update

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In this month’s recap: Stocks rallied, fueled by an improving labor market, strong corporate earnings, and clarity on Fed tapering plans. Presented by The PensionmarkMeridien Team U.S. MARKETS Signs of an improving labor market, strong corporate earnings, and more clarity from the Fed on its tapering plans propelled stocks to multiple record highs during August.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.22 percent while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index … Read More

August’s Monthly Economic Update

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In this month’s recap: Stocks notched a solid gain as investors looked past higher inflation and new COVID-19 cases. Presented by The PensionmarkMeridien Team U.S. MARKETS Last month, the stock market posted a solid gain, overcoming investors’ fears of higher inflation and an increase in COVID-19 cases.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 1.25 percent, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 2.27 percent. The Nasdaq lagged, climbing … Read More