Author page: James Ferrin

Monthly Brief June 2019 – Consumer Confidence

Monthly Brief June 2019 – Consumer Confidence CAPITAL MARKETS How do we best describe the first half of 2019?  Has the jump in equity markets provided a strong start to 2019?  Or have we returned to the range we first tested in early 2018?  Beyond US large-cap stocks, have investors had the same experience? Has the market moved because of improvement in economic and…

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Monthly Brief April 2019 – Market Participation

Monthly Brief April 2019 – Market Participation CAPITAL MARKETS April looked to be a month of “the more things change, the more they stay the same”.  Global equity markets continued to move higher, yet without much in the way of new developments in the geopolitical realm.  Issues regarding trade, Brexit, China’s economy and politics-in-general saw little advancement and few, if any, resolutions…

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Monthly Brief December 2018 – Recession Risk

Monthly Brief December 2018 – Recession Risk   CAPITAL MARKETS Following a decidedly bearish first three weeks in December, the US equity markets caught the holiday spirit and staged a mini-rebound into the year end. This has left investors to contemplate “what changed?” Were there positive developments in the trade war with China? None that were apparent, just more back-and-forth…

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Monthly Brief October 2018 – S&P 500 Index and the Information Technology Sector: Part 2

Monthly Brief October 2018 – S&P 500 Index and the Information Technology Sector: Part 2   CAPITAL MARKETS This year, the month of October certainly lived up to its reputation of being one of the most volatile months of the year. Nearly every major US and international equity index registered a monthly decline on the back of continued global political…

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