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The Week Ahead – The Risk at Play

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week. 

Last week began where the previous week finished, as stocks remained under pressure. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index fared the worst, ending the week down more than 10% from the all-time high it reached at the beginning of September. Unusual activity in Options markets, increased..

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Investments & Economy The Week Ahead Grow

The Week Ahead – Reflections

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week.

Almost a hundred years ago, 1926 specifically, the S&P 90 index was created which tracked 90 companies and was computed daily instead of weekly, which was the standard at the time. In 1957 the index was expanded to include 500 companies, and has since then become the broad domestic equity..

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Market Action Update: Flashback Friday

Yesterday, domestic equity markets saw one of their most volatile sessions in months as an early morning value rotation trade (investors taking profits in tech stocks and reinvesting in value sectors such as financials and energy) turned into a full-blown broad market selloff, with all S&P 500 sectors selling off. The S&P 500 ended the day down 3.51%, the first time in two months where it traded above or below 2%. Investors have been piling..

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