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Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Markets Does performance tell the whole story? American stock markets have delivered some exceptional performance in recent years. Just look at the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index. Barron’s reported the S&P 500,...

 

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Markets Is it complacency? Exuberance? Uncertainty? Exhaustion? Insight? Intuition? Last week, all three major U.S. stock markets gained value and two reached new record highs. On the face of it, that’s great news for stock...

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Markets U.S. stock markets are sending mixed signals. If you look at the performance of the CBOE Volatility Index (a.k.a. the VIX or fear gauge), which is a measure of market expectations for volatility in the near future, it...

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Markets Happy birthday! Toward the end of the first quarter, the bull market celebrated its eighth birthday. David Kelly,Chief Global Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management wrote: “Eight years ago, on March 9, 2009, the...

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Markets You’ve read it before – and it’s true. Markets hate uncertainty. Failure to pass the American Healthcare Act, which was supported by Republican leaders in Congress and President Trump, may have spooked U.S...

 

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Markets Once upon a time, five blind men discovered an elephant. Each man examined a different part of the elephant and formed a unique impression about the animal. One believed an elephant was like a pillar, while another decided...

 

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Markets Markets weren’t quite sure which direction to move last week. The Trump rally, which lost some steam, gained momentum early in the week. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index finished January 19, the day before the...

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year from the entire GPS Team! The Markets What a difference an election makes… At the start of 2016, investors were rather pessimistic and risk averse, preferring bonds to stocks. By the end of the year, they were...