Market Recap & Box Score

Our regular summary of the capital markets. Check back each month for new updates.

Monthly Recap: Monthly Market Review, August 2014

Global equity markets recovered from the July pullback, with the MSCI All Country Index soaring 2.61% in August. U.S. equity markets had their largest monthly gain since February, supported by M&A activity and positive economic and earnings reports. Specifically, revised data revealed the world’s largest economy grew 4.2% annualized during the second quarter versus the …

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Monthly Recap: Monthly Market Review, July 2014

Geopolitical worries and subpar corporate earnings reports out of Europe sent the financial markets tumbling in July. The Dow Jones Industrial average dropped 317 points, or 1.9%, erasing all gains in 2014. Investors exited U.S. equity markets due to stretched valuations, the prospect of less-friendly policies from the Fed and rising geopolitical concerns. In conjunction, …

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Monthly Recap: Monthly Market Review, June 2014

Market Review In conjunction with an improving job and real estate market, U.S. equity markets continued to trend upward. Specifically, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite index closed the quarter up 4.7% and 5.0% respectively. This represents the sixth straight quarter of gains, a 14-year record. At the latest FOMC meeting, the Fed reassured …

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