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Covid Redux

November 02, 2020   Covid Redux   Back and forth action earlier this month gave way to a steady downtrend over the last two weeks, culminating, so far, in a roughly 3% ...
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Artifex Mid-October Market Update

  Progress October 19, 2020 Global equity prices continued mostly higher over the past two weeks, building on strong third quarter gains. In the US, broad benchmark ...
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Artifex August Market Commentary

September 8, 2020 August is traditionally quiet on Wall Street. Congress is in recess and many US families are on vacation. The pace of trading in the equity markets ...
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Artifex August Economic Update - Optimism Spreading

Optimism Spreading   One by one, broad based US equity indexes are reaching new all-time highs, almost like dominoes falling. In the last two weeks, the S&P 500 and the ...
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Artifex July Monthly Market Commentary

August 6, 2020 July extended a run of positive monthly returns since the end of the first quarter. A strong first half was followed by uneven performance during the late ...
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Rally Extending

  July 16, 2020   Equity prices in the US have worked significantly higher over the first half of July. Volatility has increased a notch as successive days feature ...
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Lockdown Redux?

June 29, 2020 First of all, we wish all of you an enjoyable and relaxing Independence Day weekend!  Although it will certainly be a bit different from year's past, the ...
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Artifex Flash Market Update June 12, 2020

  Flash Market Update   Federal Reserve Chairman J. Powell served markets a dose of reality in Congressional testimony Wednesday afternoon. A reminder of the stark short ...
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Breakout

May 29, 2020 Equities in the US emerged from an early May holding pattern with a strong upside move over the past two weeks. Various news items have been given credit ...
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Artifex Market Update - Reopening

    Reopening May 18, 2020   Global equity markets moved irregularly but moderately higher during the first half of May. Rallies and declines have hinged on momentary ...
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