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Uncertainty Developing - Market Update

Uncertainty Developing May 17, 2021 Stock prices trended generally lower during the first half of May. Most benchmark averages posted losses for the two-week period ...
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Quietly Firm - April 2021 Market Commentary

Quietly Firm April 29, 2021 Strong first quarter earnings and gathering momentum in the global economy are helping world equity prices extend their advance. Most ...
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Mid-March Market Commentary

Punching Higher
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January Market Commentary

January Market Commentary
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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 April 2020 Market Commentary

May 7, 2020 April provided relief for beleaguered investment portfolios, perhaps far more than would have been expected in the wake of the six-week decline that ended in ...
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Rebirth of Optimism?

  April 28, 2020 US equity prices have continued to claw back great chunks of their losses since the March lows. The S&P 500 has gained roughly 4.25% from April 15 ...
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Artifex Economic & Market Commentary April 15, 2020

  Rally Domestic equity prices have staged a spectacular rally from their March 23rd lows. In the past two weeks the Dow Jones Total Market Index has risen roughly 10% ...
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Artifex First Quarter 2020 Commentary

First Quarter Market Commentary   April 6, 2020 On February 19, 2020, the S&P 500 recorded its highest ever close at just over 3386, up 4.8% for the year. 2020 was off ...
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Wartime

  March 30, 2020   President Trump has effectively become a wartime President. The rapid appearance of numerous Coronavirus hotspots across the nation has thrust Mr. ...
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