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Newsletter November 2019

After a difficult start, the month of October turned out to be positive for equities around the world. The S&P’s 500 gained 2.17%. The US Small Cap index rose a bit more with the Russell 2000 progressing 2.63%. Internationally, developed equities did well as the US dollar lost value against major currencies. As a consequence, international markets performed generally better than US markets. The S&P EPAC BMI (developed economies index) rose 3.76%. Emerging markets equities were up too with the MSCI EM rising a solid 4.22% while the Frontier Index inched up .71%.
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Newsletter October 2019

September was a positive month for equities around the world. A lessening of trade tensions between the US and China helped. So did the absolute spanking that Boris Johnson received from the UK parliament, thereby reducing the odds of a hard Brexit. That helped European equities outperform their US counterparts. The S&P’s 500 gained 1.87% in September. The US Small Cap index rose a bit more with the Russell 2000 progressing 2.08%. Internationally, developed equities did well.
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Newsletter September 2019

In August, the escalation of hostilities between the US and China on trade matters contributed to a sometimes severe negative performance for equity markets around the globe. The S&Ps’ 500 lost 1.58% while the US Small Cap index dropped 4.94%. Internationally, equities declined generally more abruptly. The S&P EPAC BMI (developed markets) shrunk 2.93% during August while emerging markets sunk by 4.88% (MSCI EM).
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Newsletter August 2019

July saw US equity indices generate positive returns, once again. The S&P’s 500 rose by 1.44%. The Nasdaq Composite added 2.15% and the Russell 2000 (US Small Caps) .58%. Internationally, equities declined overall. This was mostly the result of Brexit-related fears in Europe and a rising USD. The S&P EPAC BMI (developed markets) declined 1.49% during the month of July while emerging markets shrunk by 1.22% (MSCI EM).
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Newsletter July 2019

In June, The Federal Reserve Bank (FED) came to the rescue of equity markets once again and propelled them to new highs. The S&P’s 500 rose by 7.05%. The Nasdaq Composite added 7.51% and the Russell 2000 (US Small Caps) 6.87%. It was more of the same with international markets. The S&P EPAC BMI (developed markets) rose 5.57%, emerging markets were up 6.24% (MSCI EM) and frontier markets a lesser 3.90%.
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Newsletter June 2019

A violent and unexpected setback in the trade negotiations between the US and China sent equities sharply down across the globe in May. The S&P’s 500 dropped 6.35%. The Nasdaq Composite swooned 7.79% while the Russell 2000 (US Small Caps) slumped 7.78%.
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Newsletter May 2019

April was another good month for equity investors! It seems as if the end of 2018 just a bad and now distant dream. The S&P’s 500 rose 4.05% in March. The Nasdaq Composite added 4.77% while the Russell 2000 (US Small Caps) ros 3.81%.
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Newsletter April 2019

The back and forth between bulls and bears during the month of March saw the bulls finally overcoming their foes in the last third of the month. The S&P’s 500 rose 1.94% in March. The Nasdaq Composite added 2.70% while the Russell 2000 (US Small Caps) surprisingly declined -2.09%.
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Newsletter March 2019

February was another “risk-on” month. Investors poured money back into stocks after many had missed, or partially missed, the spectacular market rebound in January. The S&P’s 500 rose 3.21%. The Nasdaq Composite added 3.60% while the Russell 2000 (US Small Caps) rose 5.20%.
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Newsletter February 2019

After four months of violent market movements, any investor could be easily excused for feeling a little lightheaded. Keeping one’s composure has been essential in order to avoid making serious portfolio-damaging mistakes. The unusual and large recent market ups and downs have had the potential to destroy otherwise well-balanced portfolios. Not moving, or not moving much and with clear purpose, was key.
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Newsletter January 2019

The S&Ps’ 500 sunk 9.03% in December. The Nasdaq Composite went along with a 9.40% drop and the Russell 2000 (US Small Caps) was down 9.92%. Internationally, things were a bit less dramatic. The S&P EPAC BMI (developed markets) was down “only” 5.17% while emerging equities were down a comparatively low 2.92% (MSCI EM) and 3.40% (Frontier 100 Index).
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Newsletter December 2018

The S&Ps’ 500 rose 2.04% in November while the Nasdaq Composite added a comparatively meager .49% and the Russell 2000 (US Small Caps) went up 1.59%. Internationally, the S&P EPAC BMI (developed markets) was flat at .01% while emerging equities were up 4.06% (MSCI EM) and 2.09% (Frontier 100 Index).
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