Market Update

Are We on Our Way to Solving the Coronavirus Problem?

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic is a serious problem, on many levels. But is it a solvable one? One way to find some answers is to look at the actual data. Let’s start with what we know. Can the Virus Be Controlled? First, the virus started in China, and it got a

Is the Bear Market Here to Stay?

With the Dow dropping 20 percent from its highs and the S&P 500 following suit, we have finally seen the end of the bull market. And so we find ourselves officially in a bear market, with all that implies. Stock markets around the world dropped again on the news. There are a few reasons for

2020 Stock Market Declines: Date Vs. Headlines

March 2020 has not been kind to the markets. Earlier this month, markets dropped worldwide. On March 9 (the 11th anniversary of the bull market), they declined by 7.5 percent, the largest drop since 2008. In less than a month, we’ve seen a total decline of almost 19 percent. It certainly seems that we’re in

What Does the Coronavirus Mean for Investors?

Despite attempts by Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus, the numbers make clear that the virus is now spreading around the world. According to the World Health Organization, there are 79,331 confirmed cases, of which 77,262 are in China and 2,069 are outside of China (as of February 24, 2020). Unfortunately, the numbers only seem

Weekly Market Update for September 23, 2019

General market news Last week, the Federal Reserve (Fed) cut rates by 25 basis points (bps), bringing the lower rate target to 1.75 percent. The 10-year Treasury opened early Monday at 1.69 percent after posting its highest rates since the end of July at 1.90 percent. The 2-year Treasury touched 1.80 percent and opened at

Weekly Market Update for July 22nd, 2019

General market news Rates fell across the curve last week, with the largest declines on the short end of the curve. The 10-year Treasury yield opened the week at 2.04 percent, and the 30-year opened at 2.56 percent. Markets were down on the week. The technology sector was dragged down by Netflix, which missed the

Weekly Market Update for June 24th, 2019

General market news Rates dropped after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting last week. The 10-year Treasury yield dropped from 2.11 percent at the start of the week to below 2 percent after the meeting. On Monday, it opened at 2.02 percent. The 2-year and 30-year yields stand at 2.74 percent and 2.54 percent,

Buy-Sell Agreements: What Every Business Owner Should Know

As a business owner, you focus your time and energy on the growth and daily operation of your business. Consequently, it can be challenging to find the time to think about its long-term future. But having a plan in place to ensure the continuity of your business should anything happen to you is essential. For

Weekly Market Update for June 17th, 2019

General market news Last week, the 10-year Treasury yield dropped as low as 2.05 percent, and it opened at 2.10 percent on Monday morning. Most of the curve remains inverted, with the 3-year, 2-year, and 5-year yields coming in at 1.81 percent, 1.87 percent, and 1.86 percent, respectively. S. markets were up slightly last week,

Weekly Market Update for June 10th, 2019

General market news After experiencing steep declines recently, Treasury yields remained in a tight range last week. While yields did reach cycle lows—2.05 percent for the 10-year and 1.73 percent for the 2-year—both rates were up slightly higher on Monday at 2.13 percent and 1.86 percent, respectively. The 30-year opened at 2.61 percent on Monday

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