weekly market commentary

November
05

Provided by: Your Family CFO Team

Stocks recovered some ground, then stumbled over unemployment…

Major U.S. stock indices faltered Friday after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on a popular ‘lagging’ economic indicator – unemployment. (Remember, lagging indicators describe what has happened in the past.) The BLS reported:1, 2, 3 “The unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in October, and the number of unemployed persons was little changed…

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October
08

Provided by: Your Family CFO Team

The stock market tends to be a leading economic indicator…

Last week offered some insight to economics and stock market behavior. The U.S. unemployment rate reached its lowest level since 1969 and wages moved higher, yet major U.S. stock indices lost value. Why didn’t stock markets move higher? The answer is stock prices tend to be leading indicators. They reflect investors’ expectations for the future….

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July
30

Provided by: Your Family CFO Team

Is it a sugar rush or something more sustainable?

Economic growth in the United States was strong during the second quarter. Gross domestic product (GDP), which is the value of all goods and services produced in the United States, grew by 4.1 percent. That’s the fastest growth in four years, reported the BBC. The news was received with varying levels of enthusiasm. President Trump…

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