July 14, 2020

The Markets – July 14, 2020

Please don’t scream inside your heart. Last week, a reopened Japanese theme park asked patrons to wear masks to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. It […]
July 7, 2020

The Markets – July 7, 2020

What a quarter! Who could have guessed a global pandemic would produce outsized stock market returns? Near the end of last quarter (March 23), the Standard […]
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 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 […]