Market Recap – Week Ending 03.26.21

Market Recap – Week Ending 3.26.21 Overview:  Stocks across the globe were mixed last week, with international equities negative while stimulus-driven optimism in the US markets helped propel stocks higher. The S&P 500 Index was up 1.6% for the week, as interest rates stabilized and the economy continues to show signs of recovery. U.S. jobless […]

Weekly Market Recap 3.19.21

Weekly Market Recap 3.19.21 Overview: Stocks across the globe were generally lower last week, but remain firmly in positive return territory for the year. All three major indices that Avantax Planning Partners’ monitors weekly, i.e. the S&P 500 Index, international developed (MSCI EAFE) and emerging markets (MSCI EM) are up around 4-4.5% for the year-to-date. Volatility has continued in the markets, as […]

Market Recap – Week Ended 03.12.21

Market Recap – Week Ended 03.12.21 Overview: Stocks were higher across the globe last week as fiscal and monetary stimulus continued to take center stage. In the U.S., President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion “America Rescue Plan” bill. In Europe, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced the intention to increase the pace of the purchase of securities […]

Weekly Market Recap 02.26.21

Overview: Stocks were volatile across the globe last week. Interest rates continued to rise, as investors weigh both inflation risks and the impact of fiscal stimulus on global economic growth. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index fell -2.4%, with international developed stocks down –2.8%, and emerging markets retreating -6.3% for the week. The 10-year Treasury note […]