June 30, 2020

The Markets – June 30, 2020

Blame it on the coronavirus. Stock markets in the United States and Europe retreated last week as the number of new COVID-19 cases increased steadily in […]
June 23, 2020

The Markets – June 23, 2020

Could it be the upside surprises? U.S. stock markets have marched higher despite a pandemic, an economic downturn, and social justice protests – and a lot […]
June 19, 2020

The Coronavirus & Financial Markets – Update June 19, 2020

June 16, 2020

The Markets – June 16, 2020

The Nasdaq Composite dipped its toes into record territory last week before retreating. Stock indices in the United States rallied early last week on optimism about […]
June 9, 2020

The Markets – June 9, 2020

The employment report electrified U.S. stock markets last week. American stock markets responded enthusiastically to the news U.S. unemployment was 13.3 percent in May. If it […]
June 2, 2020

The Markets – June 2, 2020

Are those green shoots? In economic terms, green shoots are signs of improvement. If you were paying close attention, you might have seen some in economic […]
May 26, 2020

The Markets – May 26, 2020

America is reopening, state by state. It was a good week for stock markets in the United States, but there was trouble in Asia. U.S. stock […]
May 19, 2020

The Markets – May 19, 2020

America is reopening, state by state. That’s welcome news for many businesses, but we’re far from business as usual. Last week’s economic news included unemployment hitting […]
May 12, 2020

The Markets – May 12, 2020

The stock market is not the economy. It’s an important point to remember when headlines marvel that U.S. stock markets are moving higher while the U.S. […]