Insight: Stocks Extend their Gains in May

Stock markets continued their move higher in May. International and emerging market equities were the strongest performers, but U.S. large cap stocks added to their YTD returns.  Although U.S. political drama continued to escalate, economic data and corporate earnings reflected steady growth.  The Federal Reserve also held rates steady and signaled a continued willingness to | Read More +

Insight: Stock Markets Continued to Gain Ground in April

Stocks continued to perform well in April, with international developed and emerging market equities leading the way yet again.  Investors cheered favorable political outcomes in Europe and improving foreign economic growth.  U.S. stocks also performed well, in part because of optimism over the potential for tax reform. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that | Read More +

Insight: International Stocks Lead the Way in March

Equity markets moved higher in March, and international stocks led the way with strong returns.  Foreign developed and emerging market equities returned more than 2.0% during the month, boosted by positive political developments in the Netherlands and France.  Although the United Kingdom officially triggered the Brexit process during the month, this was widely anticipated, and | Read More +