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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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Artifex 4th Quarter 2020 Economic Commentary

Fourth Quarter Market Commentary January 7, 2021 December capped a strong 2020 fourth quarter performance by both domestic and global equities.  At the close of business ...
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Artifex Economic Commentary Dec. 16, 2020

Consolidation December 16, 2020 Since the end of November, world equity prices have trended moderately higher.  Several leading, broad based equity indexes in the US ...
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Flash Market Update November 9, 2020

  • Byron Sanders
  • 09.11.2020
  • USA
November 9, 2020 Pfizer Corp. (NYSE‐PFE) announced early this morning that its Covid‐19 vaccine human trials have been 90% effective overcoming the virus in infected ...
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Political Parties and Stock Markets Since 1900

  • Doug Kinsey
  • 28.10.2020
  • stocks
Political Parties and Stock Markets since 1900 Should stock market investors hope for a unified or a divided Washington? Does the party occupying the White House affect ...
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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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