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MONTH DESCRIPTION
NOV-16 The 2008 equity bear market hit bottom on march of 2009. Next week will mark the 92nd month since the current bull market began…
OCT-16 Just as we expected, the Fed did not raise interest rates on September 20th…
SEP-16 Not a whole lot happened during August…
AUG-16 The typical slow summer equity doldrums didn't kick in until the second half of the month…
JUL-16 The first half of 2016 was a wild ride…
JUN-16 It was widely assumed the Federal Reserve was positioning to raise rates…
MAY-16 Each of the Asset Classes we own…
APR-16 The 1st Quarter of 2016 was a roller coaster ride…
MAR-16 Central Banks have begun a grand new experiment…
FEB-16 2016 began with a bang…
JAN-16 2015 turned out to be a volatile year for U.S. equities…
DEC-15 U.S. equities were slightly positive during November…
NOV-15 U.S. equities came roaring back in October after experiencing a free fall during the 3rd quarter…
OCT-15 The baseball world lost its most colorful character in September….
SEP-15 August saw volatility return to the financial markets with fury….
AUG-15 The month of July and the second quarter earnings are now behind us….
JUL-15 The saga concerning Greece began the month of June as idle chatter…
JUN-15 Last week an original Apple 1 computer was sold by a recycling center at auction for $200K. Only 200 of these were ever made back in 1976…
MAY-15 The S&P has been stuck in a trading range between 1,970 and 2,126 for the past six months, closing at 2,086 on April 30…
APR-15 The first quarter of 2015 came to an end with many of the same trends in place from the fourth quarter of 2014…
MAR-15 Global equity markets surged higher during February on the back of continued quantitative easing…
FEB-15 January turned out to be a continuation of the diverging returns narrative…
JAN-15 2014 will be remembered as a year of diverging returns…
DEC-14 There is a whole lotta shakin' going on across the global markets…
NOV-14 For those of you who love being scared senseless at Halloween, the October equity market must have been a thrilling ride…
OCT-14 2014 is beginning to look a lot like 2013 without the steroids…
SEP-14 The S&P 500 fell 1.09% during the first five trading sessions of August which caused the Talking Heads on CNBC and other financial outlets to begin squawking that the markets would be heading lower…
AUG-14 There are increasing concerns among investors of a major equity sell-off being fueled by robust GDP and jobs growth and surprisingly strong US Q2 earnings. Read that sentence again because this very well could be the last time…
JUL-14 With the world seemingly deteriorating around it, the US equity market continues to shrug off bad news and move higher with uncommonly low volatility…
JUN-14 In late May, the S&P 500 finally broke through the 1900 resistance level it had unsuccessfully penetrated on five previous attempts dating back to March 6. This should be cautiously viewed as…
MAY-14 Will the “sell in May and go away” adage prevail once again in 2014? We believe there will be continued choppiness through October; the algorithm that dictates our Sterling Tactical Rotation Strategy asset classes seems to support this opinion…
APR-14 March turned out to be a diverging month for the major equity indices with the Dow and the S&P 500 both finishing the month up less than 1 percent, while Nasdaq fell….
MAR-14 February saw US equity markets rebound decisively from their poo January performance. The S&P 500 rose 4.45% for the month, while U.S. bonds, commodities, REITs, and…
FEB-14 January was the worth month for US equities since May 2012, when the S&P 500 dropped slightly more than 6%. January also marked only the 4th negative month out of the past 20, during which…
JAN-14 Most U.S. equity indexes finished the year up more than 30%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged slightly behind but posted…