News and Insights

Market Week: April 4, 2016

04/05/16 | Market Week: April 4, 2016
A solid jobs report for March, coupled with continued strength in the housing sector, may have influenced equities as each of the indexes listed here posted gains week-over-week.

Quarterly Market Review: January-March 2016

04/01/16 | Quarterly Market Review: January-March 2016
The first quarter of 2016 started with a whimper as equities suffered several weeks of losses. However, as March came to a close, several of the indexes listed here recovered enough to finish the quarter in positive territory.

A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve

03/31/16 | A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve by New York Times

Market Week: March 28, 2016

03/28/16 | Market Week: March 28, 2016
After five consecutive weeks of gains, stocks cooled as each of the major indexes listed here slid into negative territory by the close of last week. With the latest downturn, only the Dow is ahead of its 2015 year-end closing value.

Muni Liquidity Down | Income Investor Perspectives

03/21/16 | Muni Liquidity Down | Income Investor Perspectives

U.S. municipal bond market rises to $3.715 trln in fourth quarter - Fed

03/10/16 | REUTERS Markets -- U.S. municipal bond market rises to $3.715 trln in fourth quarter - Fed

Market Week: March 7, 2016

03/07/16 | Market Week: March 7, 2016
Equities continued to show life as each of the major indexes listed here posted gains over the prior week. Favorable reports from the employment and manufacturing sectors may be quelling investor fears of an imminent recession.

Market Month: February 2016

03/02/16 | Market Month: February 2016
Following steep declines in January and a rocky start to February, equities rebounded by the end of the month to finish close to their ending values from the prior month. The Dow actually finished up, gaining a little over 50 points by February's market close.

Market Week: February 29, 2016

2/29/16 | Market Week: February 29, 2016
Last week saw a mixed bag of information from some major economic sectors, which may have influenced the equities markets to record some marginal gains by week's end. Each of the indexes listed here posted week-on-week gains, led by the Russell 2000 and Nasdaq.

Market Week: February 22, 2016

02/22/16 | The Markets (as of market close February 19, 2016)
The major indexes listed here posted gains by the end of last week, marking the best overall week of performance in the new year. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 posted end-of-week gains of 2.62% and 2.84%, respectively. The Nasdaq and Russell 2000 recouped some of their early-year losses with gains close to 4.0%. Even the Global Dow gained 3.80% over the prior week's close.

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