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January Market & Economic Commentary

Posted by Byron Sanders on Feb 5, 2019 1:19:51 PM

The Fed Blinks

January 31, 2019

 

World equity prices have extended their January uptrend over the past two weeks. Most broad-based indexes have recovered more than 50% of the declines that ended on December 24, 2018. Progress on resolution of trade disputes with China and reduced anxiety over the course of short-term interest rates appear to have flipped investor sentiment 180° from late December.

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Topics: Investments, Economics, markets, interest rates, stocks, mutual funds

Artifex Financial Group's 2019 Market Outlook

Posted by Byron Sanders on Jan 30, 2019 5:18:34 PM

January 10, 2019

 A new year lies before investors. Most were happy to see the end of 2018 with its staggering volatility and almost commonplace 1-2% intraday swings. In this essay, we attempt to identify economic and political trends across the globe that can be expected to be among the key components of decisions to buy or sell equities in 2019.

Equity prices reflect the collective opinions, hopes, fears and experiences of market participants. News is disseminated virtually instantaneously and reflected in prices without delay. While we cannot foresee how, or which future developments will most affect the equity markets this year, it is useful to be aware of trends that could be germane to investor decisions.

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Topics: markets, stocks, Investments, Economics, Economy

Artifex Financial Group 4th Quarter 2018 Economic Update

Posted by Byron Sanders on Jan 10, 2019 4:57:35 PM

Read the quarterly commentary from Byron Sanders, our Investment Strategist.  Click on the image below to download.  Email Byron directly at byron@artifexfinancial.com if you have any questions for him.

Best regards,

 

Your Artifex Team

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Topics: markets, stocks, bonds, Economics, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning

2017 Annual Market Review

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Feb 2, 2018 9:58:57 AM

Artifex Financial Group's Annual Review of the global stock, bond and country performance.

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Topics: Economics, Investments, stocks, bonds, commodities

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