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Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending May 12, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Global equities enjoyed a streak of positive daily returns accumulating into healthy weekly gains. The S&P 500 and the MSCI Emerging Markets indices returned 2.5%, while the MSCI EAFE (International Developed Markets) returned 1.6% for […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending May 5, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

The bulk of S&P 500 companies have now reported earnings with an average year-over-year growth rate of 24.2% far beating estimates of 17.3% going into the quarter. The monthly US Employment Report was released this […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending April 28, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Thus far, we’ve had just over half (267) of S&P 500 companies report earnings for the first quarter with remarkable results so far. Of the companies that have reported, 80% have topped analyst profit expectations. […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending April 21, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Politics took a bit of a break from dominating headlines last week as focus comes back to earnings and economics. Eighty-nine of the S&P 500 companies (17%) have reported their 1st quarter earnings with 79% […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending April 14, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Concerns of a trade war continue to hang over the market as investors are worried the world’s two largest economies (U.S. & China) will stifle global economic growth with heavy import tariffs. Those concerns did […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending April 7, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Headlines continue to shock equity prices as President Trump exchanges barbs with China in what investors are fearing is an imminent trade war. The feud started with Trump’s announcement of the steep tariffs on steel […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending March 31, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

It was another volatile week for equities with the S&P and Dow both returning over 2%. Mark Zuckerberg continues to face scrutiny as the controversy surrounding Facebook’s handling of users’ personal data remains the center […]

2018 Tax Law Changes: What Do They Mean to Me?

By: Matthew D. Kelly, CFP®

Taxes are painful. Taxes are constantly changing. Taxes will never ever go away. Wow, what reassuring and uplifting sentiments! Unfortunately, these are undeniable truths. The recent changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending March 23, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Equities had difficulties both domestically and internationally last week. The S&P 500 was down 5.9% which marks the worst week the U.S. stock index has had in two years. The NASDAQ, which is heavily comprised […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending March 16, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Now that the steel and aluminum tariffs are in place, President Trump is wasting no time in making his next significant trade move. This time, the target is China for the theft of American intellectual property by targeting between $30 […]