Treats, not tricks, for markets October was another good month for the economy and markets. Better-than-expected economic data in the U.S., combined with positive corporate earnings news, lifted the major market indices. The S&P 500 Index returned a solid 2.33 percent. The Nasdaq Composite had an even more impressive 3.61-percent return, while the Dow Jones …
Brad McMillan, Commonwealth Financial Network’s chief investment officer, discusses recent declines in U.S. and international markets, spurred by a slowdown in growth and declining consumer confidence. He also provides an update on U.S. economic performance, highlighting an increase in consumer spending. Follow Brad at blog.commonwealth.com/independent-market-observer.
Brad McMillan, Commonwealth Financial Network’s chief investment officer, provides an update on the difficult quarter-end for the markets, international volatility, and the status of the U.S. economy. Follow Brad at http://blog.commonwealth.com/independent-market-observer.
Brad McMillan, chief investment officer, talks with Maria Considine King, vice president of practice management, about the government shutdown the debt ceiling. Brad also offers updates on some positive economic indicators, as well as what investors should be mindful of going forward. Follow Brad at www.theindependentmarketobserver.com.