Insights: The Markets, Economic and Mobility Data, and Fiscal Stimulus

Market Update The markets finished the week largely unchanged, in a week that had generally positive Q2 earnings reports and an agreement on a fiscal stimulus package in the E.U. The MSCI ACWI Index, which represents global equities (i.e., both U.S. and international stocks), closed the week down 0.1%, while the MSCI ACWI Ex-USA (international stocks) | Read More +

Insights Week Ending July 18

Market Update The key drivers of this week’s market movements were positive updates on COVID-19 treatments and vaccine candidates, as well as continued optimism surrounding a fifth stimulus package. The MSCI ACWI Index, which represents global equities (i.e., both U.S. and international stocks), closed the week up 1.1%, while the MSCI ACWI Ex-USA (international stocks) | Read More +

Insights: The Markets, COVID-19, and Additional Federal Stimulus

Market Update Core U.S. bonds on the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index closed the week slightly higher, up 0.2%. Equity markets also drifted higher, with the MSCI ACWI Index, which represents global equities (i.e., both U.S. and international stocks), finishing up 2.0%, and the S&P 500 finishing up 1.8%. International stocks had a similar showing, as the | Read More +

Insights: The Markets, COVID-19, Federal Stimulus, and What It All Means for Investors

Market Update Equity markets marched higher this week, with the MSCI ACWI Index, which represents global equities (i.e., both U.S. and international stocks), finishing up 3.5%.  The S&P 500 finished up 4.0%, while the U.S. small cap Russell 2000 closed the week up 3.7%. International stocks had a strong week as well, as the MSCI | Read More +