may market update

Time to Hit the Panic Button on Market Volatility?

Recent declines have taken the U.S. stock markets down more than 2 percent. Not surprisingly, worries have started to grow. After all, this could be the end of the bull market. But is it time to hit the panic button? The simple answer is no. Why? What we are seeing is actually normal volatility and

Market Update for the Month Ending May 31, 2017

Positive month for markets as risks recede The three major U.S. stock indices did well in May. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished May with a 0.71-percent gain, and the S&P 500 Index rose 1.41 percent. Leading the pack was the Nasdaq, which was up 2.67 percent. Improving fundamentals drove gains. FactSet reported that, as

Market Update for the Month Ending May 31st, 2015

Presented by Rich Tegge A weak end to a strong month U.S. financial markets were strong in May, despite weak economic reports. After rising between 2 percent and 3 percent at mid-month, stocks dropped somewhat at month-end but still managed to register positive returns. All major U.S. equity markets posted gains, with the Dow Jones

Market Thoughts for May 2014

Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial Network, discusses the state of the U.S. economy, employment, and equity markets.  He also offers his thoughts on market volatility and potential risks.  Follow Brad at

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