Market Insight Quarterly| Third Quarter 2020 | October 21, 2020

Q3 GAINS PUSH STOCKS INTO THE GREEN FOR THE YEAR Solid third quarter for stocks as the economic recovery continued. The S&P 500 Index returned 8.9% during the third quarter, following one of its best quarters ever in the second quarter with more gains. The...

Market Insight Quarterly| Second Quarter 2020 | July 21, 2020

BEST QUARTER IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS FOR STOCKS AS ECONOMY REOPENS S&P 500 Index has its best quarter ever. The S&P 500 Index followed up first quarter 2020, one of its worst quarters ever, with its best quarter since 1998, returning 20.5%. The broader Russell...

Market Insight Quarterly| First Quarter 2020 | April 16, 2020

Stocks Suffered Worst Quarter Since 2008 as COVID-19 Pandemic Spread Globally Longest-running bull market has come to an end. The Russell 3000 Index slid 20.9% during the first quarter, its worst since fourth quarter 2008, as the COVID-19 pandemic halted a significant...

Market Insight Quarterly | Fourth Quarter 2019

Stocks Rise, Bonds Fall Amid Trade Optimism, Fed Pause Average economic growth, more mixed signals. Third-quarter data showed the U.S. economy grew at an average pace for the economic expansion, with signs of weakening in manufacturing. Gross domestic product (GDP)...

Market Insight Quarterly | Third Quarter 2019

Stocks Stall, Yields Fall Amid Economic Mixed Signals U.S. economy sends mixed signals. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 2% in the second quarter. Consumer spending added 3 percentage points to overall growth, while trade and inventories were a 1.6 percentage point...

Market Insight Quarterly | Second Quarter 2019

Stocks Rise, Rates Fall as Investors Position for Lower Rates U.S. economy sends mixed signals amid uncertainty. Second quarter data continued to paint the picture of a slowing but still growing economy. First quarter gross domestic product (GDP) rose 3.1%, according...