May Monthly Commentary

Global equities forged ahead in May with international stocks continuing to lead the way. The MSCI EAFE Index returned 3.7% on the month as investors took comfort in the victory of centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential elections. … Continued

April Monthly Commentary

Global Bonds Citi World Gov’t   1.3% 2.9 -3.6 -1.1 -0.6 Global equities continued their steady march upwards in April, driven by a positive uptick in economic indicators and moderating geopolitical concerns. Non-US stocks led the charge with international developed … Continued

March Monthly Commentary

US equities went out like a lamb in March after coming in like a lion at the beginning of the year. Domestic stocks fell broadly in the aftermath of the GOP’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare as investors questioned … Continued

February Monthly Commentary

Global equities rallied in February as international stocks got a boost from positive economic data and domestic equities were bolstered by expectations of corporate tax reform and deregulation. The S&P 500 returned 4.0% as major US indices hit record highs … Continued

January Monthly Commentary

Emerging market stocks took the lead in January, bolstered by a strong showing of currencies, including the Brazilian real, Mexican peso and the South African rand. The MSCI Emerging Market Index gained 5.5% on the month. At home, the S&P … Continued

December Monthly Commentary

US equities continued to march upward in December, shrugging off an appreciating dollar and a rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 gained 2.0% on the month, racking up returns of 12.0% in 2016; the Russell 2000 gained … Continued

November Monthly Commentary

Equities confounded expectations, touching record highs in November, even as an unexpected outcome to the US presidential election heightened global uncertainties. The S&P 500 Index returned 3.7% last month, surpassing the 2200 price level for the first time on November … Continued

October Monthly Commentary

US equities sold off in October ahead of the presidential elections on November 8. The S&P 500 lost 1.8% on the month and the Russell 2000 fell 4.8% amid lackluster earnings reports. Emerging market equities eked out modest gains generated … Continued

September Monthly Commentary

Equities posted modest gains in September amid oscillating investor sentiment fueled by uncertainty around potential interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. Earlier last month, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren surprised markets with a more hawkish view regarding future interest … Continued

August Monthly Commentary

Coming on the heels of a rally in July, equities posted modest returns in August as volatility hovered around historic lows. In the US, small-cap stocks marginally outperformed large-cap equities, with the Russell 2000 returning 1.8% last month compared to … Continued