Market Recap & Box Score

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

Monthly Recap: December 2014

US equity markets remained relatively flat in December, but ended the year in the green. Specifically, the S&P 500 index closed the year up 11.4% or 13.7% including dividends, the sixth straight year of gains. The index received a lift from an expanding US economy, a rise in corporate profits, and stubbornly low interest rates. …

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Monthly Recap: Monthly Recap & Boxscore, November 2014

The rally in equity markets continued for the second straight month, as global central banks added stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial average climbed 2.5% in November, closing the month at another record. The index received a lift from positive US jobs data and an upward revision to third quarter US GDP. Energy was the worst …

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Monthly Recap: Monthly Recap & Boxscore, October 2014

Equity markets reversed after a shaky start to October, which initially appeared to be a genuine sell-off. A potential global slowdown, particularly out of Europe and Asia, sent equity markets tumbling in early October, the most volatile period since 2011. Specifically, the VIX surged 89%, but closed the month down 14%, as anxiety of a …

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