After a third quarter (2018) that saw U.S. stock prices, as represented by the all-inclusive Russell 3000 Index, rise 7.13%, the index is now up 10.57% for 2018 following a 21.13% increase in 2017. Investors have now begun to question the staying power of this bull market in light of numerous concerns. Learn more.
The second quarter of 2018 can be called a lot of things, but boring isn't one of them. Economic growth still looks healthy and corporate earnings are growing strongly. But there are several potential political risks to markets over the second half of the year. Learn more about what may be on the horizon.
Ever hear the old adage "sell in May and go away," warning investors to sell their stock holdings in May to avoid a seasonal decline in equity markets? While this approach to stock investing is not a prudent method to enhance long-term stock performance, does this adage apply to bond holdings?
After an historically calm 2017 where progressively better and better news on the economic front led to surging global stock markets, January 2018 witnessed a massive blow-off rally in stocks. However, February saw equity prices give back all of January’s gains. Read the market recap here.