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The trade saga continued last week as both China and the U.S. indicated more tariffs are potentially on the way.  The new developments follow President Trump’s prior week decision to increase levies on $200 billion in Chinese goods from 10% to 25%.On Monday, May 13, Beijing retaliated by saying it will increase tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods while the U.S Trade Representative, Mr. Robert Lighthizer, announced it was laying the groundwork for a new round of potential tariffs on roughly $300 billion of Chinese imports.

The U.S. financial markets were largely focused on one event over the past week: trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. President Trump heightened the consequences of these negotiations last Sunday when he announced that tariffs would be increased on Chinese imports late in the week, seemingly trying to increase the pressure on China to agree to a deal.

International equity markets declined sharply in early Monday trading. U.S. equity markets and oil futures also plunged, as U.S. Treasuries caught a safe haven bid.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses how after a torrid start to the new year, stocks ended the holiday-shortened week essentially unchanged. Given the gains to-date, they likely deserved a breather. This week, earnings season kicks into a higher gear.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses the minutes from the Fed’s March 19-20 FOMC meeting as well as consumer price data that provided further evidence of low inflation. Last week, the S&P 500 Index rose +0.56% led by the financial sector while U.S. Treasury yields increased across the yield curve on investors’ more optimistic view towards the global economy.

The BMT Wealth Management Spring 2019 Economic and Market Outlook highlights events in the first quarter, as well as providing our insights for the balance of the year. A key issue is the shift in focus to slower economic growth on a global basis and what that may portend for the financial markets. We explain the recent brief yield curve inversion and what it means for the pricing of financial assets. We close the piece with a brief “look ahead” as to the length of this economic recovery and the issue of risk.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week provides an outlook on global equity markets. We point out the recent performance of small cap stocks, its implications for the durability of this market recovery and the impact on sub-equity asset allocation strategy. We also provide an update to the yield curve inversion hysteria from last week.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week provides a recap of equity and fixed income markets and mentions the upcoming Fed meeting. We point out that recent performance of stocks and bonds seem to reflect a divergent view in terms of the prospects for future economic growth, and we also illustrate how both types of investments performed in different interest rate environments.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary highlights recent economic data indicating global economic growth is slowing down. Last week, economic growth in the Eurozone and China were both downgraded while the U.S. labor market added the fewest number of workers in over a year. U.S. Treasury yields dropped across the yield curve reflecting downward growth revisions.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reviews recent macroeconomic data and provides an update on the equity and fixed income markets. We point out that economic fundamentals have been weakening modestly, while equity markets have been rallying, and emphasize the importance of maintaining proper portfolio diversification.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week highlights the continuing rally on Wall Street, which for the S&P 500, has now fully reversed the losses incurred during the month of December. Inflationary readings were modest and support the growing belief that the Federal Reserve may be finished hiking rates in this cycle.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week recaps movement in the equity and bond markets. While the S&P 500 index ended last week with a modest return, international equities didn’t fare as well. In fixed income, U.S. Treasury yields dropped across the yield curve as signs of slowing economic growth added a boost to U.S. government securities.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week provides an update on domestic and international equity markets. We look at recent labor market numbers, the S&P 500 earnings season thus far, and the impact of the Fed’s pause on interest rate hikes. As we move through 2019, we reiterate our call to build diversified portfolios and frequently revisit your investment objectives.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reviews recent data from the housing market and provides an update on the equity and fixed income markets. We look at various moving averages for the S&P 500 Index and provide a year-over-year results for this point in the fourth quarter 2018 earnings reporting season.

BMT Wealth Management is pleased to present our Economic and Financial Market Outlook for 2019. In this edition, we offer a detailed overview of our expectations for the global economy as well as the global equity and fixed income markets. We believe the U.S. economy will continue to expand but at a decelerating pace relative to 2018. Equity and fixed income markets will likely face continued volatility given a higher interest rate environment and less accommodative monetary and fiscal policy. We hope you enjoy the pages that follow and look forward to keeping you informed in future updates.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at Fed policy and current economic indicators. We analyze recent comments made after the December 2018 FOMC meeting and elsewhere, dive into surprise results from the December jobs and wages reports, offer an update on the bond market, and provide some guidance considering recent market volatility.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week kicks off the New Year by looking at both the final week of trading for 2018 and current conditions through the lens of established indicators. Are you looking for an answer to the “are we heading for a recession” question? Read on as we compare current credit, loan demand, and loan quality conditions to those of 2008. Also, check out our short list of fundamental issues affecting market behavior.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week takes a year-over-year look at the market and provides insights regarding the shape of the yield curve. It looks at what has been moving the S&P 500 Index (hint: it may not be fundamentals), provides a history lesson related to long-term and short-term interest rates, and takes a peek at the data the markets and BMT Wealth Management will be monitoring.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at recently released economic data and the effect of comments from world leaders. It reviews November 28 comments by Federal Research Chairman Jerome Powell regarding the performance of the Consumer Discretionary and Information Technology sectors, trends in the bond market, and initial analysis of comments from the G-20 Summit.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week puts equity market corrections in historical perspective. It also reviews U.S. economic data, the recent performance of domestic equities by sector, investors’ expectations of the Fed’s future policy actions, activity in the fixed income markets, and how BMT’s investment process has held up during the recent volatile period.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at how the results of the U.S. mid-term elections might augur well for the financial markets, the economic data coming out of China has cast a pall on the markets, oil prices have been on the decline, and many mega-cap tech stocks have been under price pressure.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week explores why, if economic growth is strong, equities continue to sell off. It also places equity market volatility in context by comparing recent periods when the S&P 500 Index has fallen more than 10% in the absence of a recession or bear market.

The Fall issue of BMT Wealth Management’s Economic & Market Quarterly discusses recent economic expansion and the forecast for U.S. economic growth, analyzes the performance of the equity markets (noting that geography continues to be an important factor when it comes to equity market returns and reflecting on the aggregate advance in the S&P 500 Index since 2007), and reviews the performance of the fixed income markets, including the flattening of the yield curve. It also addresses the challenges of late-business-cycle investing and offers our outlook for the economy and financial markets going forward.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses the economic data providing evidence that U.S. economic growth is not only expanding, but growing at a robust pace; the recent jump in bond yields; and falling equity prices.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week analyzes consumer confidence and its surge toward a level we’ve not seen since the height of the 1990s dot-com bubble; discusses the FOMC’s increase of the federal funds rate target range and the statement it released after its meeting last week; and provides a recap of recent activity in the financial markets.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at equity markets, trade, and strong employment data (weekly initial jobless claims reported last Thursday hit a level last seen more than 48 years ago, in late 1969). It also examines wage pressures and the yield curve (the two-year to 10-year spread of U.S. Treasury bonds), which, while still positively sloped, has narrowed considerably since early 2017.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week analyzes the recent performance of equities around the globe, notes that emerging markets have entered a bear market, and charts out the differences in returns by geography thus far in 2018. It also looks at employment data for the month of August and the effect it has had on Treasury prices, and explains why the average hourly earnings figure is currently a major focus for bond investors.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reflects on recent trade discussions and U.S. economic growth; the U.S. equity markets reaching record highs; and U.S. Treasury yields.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at global economics, including the plunge of Turkey’s currency due to worries about the country’s stability; the movement of the U.S. Core Consumer Price Index over the past 20 years; how a less accommodative stance by the Fed has propelled short-term interest rates to rival the dividend yield on the S&P 500; and second-quarter corporate earnings.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses the strength of the U.S. economy and the favorable economic data that was released last week, including data on consumer confidence, June pending home sales, and July employment. It also compares rising 10-year bond yields in countries around the globe, notes the mark Apple Inc. has made on stock market history by crossing the $1 trillion level in market capitalization, and reviews the results of the earnings reporting season.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week explains that, while several key economic reports pertaining to housing, durable goods, and consumer sentiment were released last week, Friday’s (July 27) GDP report had the largest effect on financial markets. It also recaps the recent performance of the equity and bond markets.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week analyzes recently released economic data, including details on consumer spending, the labor market, and the housing market; reviews the recent performance of the S&P 500 and overseas equity indexes; and looks at rising bond yields.

The Summer issue of BMT Wealth Management’s Economic & Market Quarterly analyzes economic growth in the United States, economic conditions internationally, and the recent performance of domestic equities (comparing the S&P 500 to international indices) and the fixed income markets. It also offers our outlook for the economy and financial markets going forward.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week addresses the volatility that has hit the financial markets due to fears of trade tariff wars with China, and compares the size of tariffs with incremental fiscal policy. It also reviews the recent performance of the equity and bond markets.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses the markets’ reactions to the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision to raise the target range for the federal funds rate (it’s the second rate hike in 2018, and the seventh since the end of the Great Recession of 2008-09) and its unexpected signaling of two more potential rate hikes this year, rather than just one; reviews the recent performance of domestic and international financial markets; and announces the launch of BMT’s podcast series, which provides another way to share our expertise and offer commentary on timely financial, business, and monetary topics.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reports on how recently released economic data such as the ISM Non-Manufacturing Report on Business Backlog of Orders Index indicates that the U.S. economy is picking up momentum; and reviews the recent performance of domestic and international financial markets, including the spike in two-year Italian sovereign bond yields.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at how the political turmoil in Italy and the May U.S. employment report bookended last week’s holiday-shortened trading week; notes that the current unemployment rate is at a level most recently seen in 2000; explores why, with the unemployment rate at such low levels, wage growth is receiving much scrutiny; and reviews the recent performance of domestic and international financial markets.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses how geopolitics are affecting the economy, oil prices are affecting the price of energy stocks, and U.S. Treasury bond prices staged a comeback from the recent rise in interest rates; and reviews last week’s activity, as well as year-to-date trends, in the equity markets, highlighting the positive performance of the small-cap stratum.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at the April figures for the Producer Price Index and the Consumer Price Index and shows how consumer prices have leveled off from their jump earlier this year; and discusses the recent performance of the financial markets, which have seen rising equity prices, oil prices, and bond yields.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reflects on how the April employment report shifted investor sentiment from pessimism to optimism; recaps the recent performance of the equity markets and traces how energy stocks have started to rise at a rate comparable to oil prices; analyzes the statement issued by the FOMC following its meeting last week; and provides an overview of the fixed income market.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week examines the recent trajectory of 10-year U.S. Treasury yields and some of the influencers of interest rates; reviews the continued volatility in the domestic and international equity markets; and asks the question, “Is this as good as it gets?”

The Spring issue of BMT Wealth Management’s Economic & Market Quarterly reflects on the state of economic growth around the world and what we can learn from the Index of Leading Indicators in the United States; the volatility of the equity markets in the first quarter of 2018 and the movement of the S&P 500 Index over the past 15 months; the performance of fixed income markets during the first quarter of the year; and our outlook for the economy and financial markets going forward.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reviews how proposed tariffs and trade-war rhetoric between the United States and China are causing volatility in the equity markets; analyzes the March Non-Farm Payroll report and the past five years of monthly job data, which reflects the strength of the U.S. labor market; and looks at the recent performance of the financial markets here in the United States and abroad.

BMT Wealth Management’s special edition of a market update sets forth some facts surrounding the recent market volatility, looks at how news headlines and earnings reports can affect the markets, highlights BMT’s investment process (including our efforts to reduce exposure to valuation risk), and encourages investors to block out the noise and focus on fundamentals.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses market volatility, consumer confidence, the markets’ performance during the quarter that just ended, and what it all means for investors.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reviews key announcements and economic highlights from the past week, including heightened levels of market volatility and an increase in the national average for 30-year fixed-rate home mortgages in the United States, and analyzes the recent performance of the financial markets domestically and abroad.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week examines the effects the Trump administration’s recently announced tariffs on certain imported steel and aluminum are having on the U.S. stock market; provides a history of the Fed’s actions with regard to the targeted Federal Funds rate over the past ten years; and reviews the recent performance of domestic and international stock markets, as well as the bond market.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at the employment data contained in the February Non-Farm Payroll report that was released on Friday, the stock market’s reaction to that data, the recent performance of the equity and fixed income markets, and whether bond yields are on the brink of breaking out of a long-term downward trend.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reviews where we are in the current market correction, provides our thoughts about what is underlying the correction, and offers our views on near-term economic growth and corporate profitability.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses the possible reasons behind the sharp pullback in equity markets over the past couple of weeks and the significant decline in market volatility last week, and analyzes the returns across economic sectors over the recent bout of market volatility.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week addresses the recent volatility in the equity markets, the strength of the U.S. economy (but with a caution about the level of consumer debt), and the recent performance of the financial and oil markets.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week explains how statistics in the Labor Department’s recently released employment report are affecting the markets, how the increase in average hourly earnings is stoking fears that inflation could be headed higher, and how the bond market is reacting to the likelihood of higher inflation.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week provides a recap of the global equity markets’ continued upward march, and digs deep into what a weak U.S. dollar means.

The Winter issue of BMT Wealth Management’s Economic & Market Quarterly reviews recent Real GDP growth domestically and abroad; explains how the recently enacted Tax Cut and Jobs Act is anticipated to have a positive impact on consumer spending and thus Real GDP; looks at equity markets around the globe and how they performed in 2017

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week provides an overview of global economic growth, reviewing statistics in the most recent Non-Farm Payroll report and trends in U.S. auto sales, and examines the recent performance of global equity markets and fixed income markets.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week analyzes how consumer spending and an improving housing market are supporting U.S. economic growth, and reviews the performance of the equity and fixed income markets for the last week of 2017.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which will become effective Jan. 1, 2018, is the most sweeping reform since 1986 for both individual and corporate taxpayers. BMT Wealth Management’s tax alert highlights the provisions of the legislation that will impact most, if not all, individual taxpayers in some fashion.

The cost of workers compensation coverage can be one of the most controllable aspects of an employer’s overall insurance program. The most recent newsletter of Powers Craft Parker & Beard, Inc., an insurance brokerage division of Bryn Mawr Trust, discusses practical ways employers can contain costs while providing wage loss and medical benefits to employees injured as a result of work-related incidents.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week studies some macroeconomic data that was released last week, including figures for non-farm payroll, unemployment, and hourly earnings, and looks at how proposed tax reform legislation is affecting the performance of equity and fixed income markets   Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at the continued expansion of the U.S. economy as reflected by recently released manufacturing and housing data; the record highs reached by U.S. equity markets last week, noting which sectors were most affected; global economic growth and the recent performance of emerging and developed international markets; and

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses tax reform and the differences (and similarities) between the bills being proposed by the House and the Senate; the uneven performance of domestic equities; and third quarter earnings results. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at macroeconomics, including economic reports such as the recent jobs report, and the nomination of a new Federal Reserve chairman; the performance of the equity markets, including U.S. small cap stocks, international equities, and the Information Technology sector; and activity in the fixed income markets. Click here

The Fall issue of BMT Wealth Management’s Economic & Market Quarterly assesses the environment for risk assets by looking at a recession “check list” and the VIX, which measures expectations of future market volatility; reviews the performance of third quarter domestic and international stocks; analyzes the correlation between stock prices and expected earnings; and discusses

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reflects on U.S. consumer sentiment being at its highest level since 2004; the recent performance of the domestic and international equity markets; and activity in the fixed income market. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reviews the new highs recorded by the U.S. equity markets; employment data for the month of September and how hurricanes Harvey and Irma impacted it; and tax reform measures being proposed by the Trump administration. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reports on the news out of Washington, D.C.; the S&P 500’s new all-time closing high; the performance of the MSCI EAFE Index of developed international stocks and how it compares to the S&P 500; and activity in the bond market. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reflects on how the markets shrugged off the recent hurricanes and lackluster macroeconomic data, and notes that global equities posted solid gains last week, while interest rates rose across the yield curve. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week acknowledges the effects that recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma will have on the U.S. economy, reviews last week’s market behavior, and analyzes the earnings growth rate for S&P 500 companies. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses U.S. economic growth, the health of the domestic labor market, and the lack of notable wage inflation, as well as the recent performance of equity and fixed income markets. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week addresses the recent spike in stock market volatility, the recent performance of domestic and international financial markets, and investors’ continued wait for action with respect to tax reform, increased infrastructure spending, and regulatory relief. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at the impact geopolitical tensions are having on the global markets, and the recent performance of the equity and fixed income markets. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week examines the data in key economic reports that were released last week, including the July employment report; the recent performance of the equity markets, including U.S. small cap equities and technology stocks; and activity within the fixed income markets. Click here to read the summary.

The Summer issue of BMT Wealth Management’s Economic & Market Quarterly reviews the first half of 2017 by reflecting on macroeconomics and examining the state of the equity and fixed income markets. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week covers Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s remarks in the Fed’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report; the data in the June Consumer Price Report; the recent performance of the equity markets, with the Dow and the S&P 500 reaching new highs; and the recent performance of the fixed income markets.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week analyzes the U.S. labor statistics for the month of June that were released on Friday, including the unemployment rate and the growth rate of hourly earnings; and reviews the performance of equities and the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond for the first six months of 2017. Click here to

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week offers macro-level insights into the state of the U.S. housing market and the results of the annual Dodd-Frank supervisory stress tests; an analysis of the S&P 500’s recent performance, with a focus on the Healthcare, Information Technology, and Energy sectors; and an overview of recent activity on the

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reviews several noteworthy economic news items from last week, including a weak inflation report; the Fed’s assessment of the U.S. economy at the recent FOMC meeting, along with its increase in the federal funds target range by 25 basis points (0.25%) and its road map for balance sheet

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week addresses the effects recent elections in the UK and Congressional hearings in the United States have had on the markets; last week’s performance of the S&P 500, NASDAQ Composite, and Russell 2000, as well as stocks in developed and emerging international markets, and U.S. Treasury bonds; and the

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reflects on the U.S. economic data that was released last week (including reports on personal income and spending, manufacturing, employment, and wages); the S&P 500 Index hitting a new high; and the performance of the fixed income markets. Click here to read the summary

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses the impact recent headlines out of Washington have had on domestic and international markets, and provides an overview of the year-to-date performance of domestic equities, developed international markets, and emerging markets. Click here to read the summary

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week considers the blended growth rate as reflected by first quarter earnings reports; the state of retail stocks, consumer spending, and consumer sentiment; market news from Europe; and the volatility of oil prices and the possibility that production cuts may be extended at the upcoming OPEC meeting. Click here to

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reflects on the Federal Reserve’s meeting of May 2-3 and the probability of future rate hikes; data in the April jobs report; the S&P 500 and NASDAQ posting all-time highs; and the performance of developed international stocks the week before the May 7 presidential runoff election in France.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week focuses on the effect the French presidential election has had on the markets; the key components of the Trump administration’s outline for tax reform; recent first quarter earnings releases; and the “advance estimate” of the first quarter 2017 Real GDP. Click here to read the summary

The Spring issue of BMT Wealth Management’s Economic & Market Quarterly reviews the first quarter of 2017 by reflecting on macroeconomics and what may lie ahead for economic growth, and examining the state of the equity and fixed income markets. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reports on the latest producer and consumer inflationary numbers; the first of the first quarter earnings releases; and the recent performance of the S&P 500, international stocks, and the bond market. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week takes a look at macroeconomics and “hard data” versus “soft data,” as well as the recent performance of the equity and fixed income markets. Click here to read the summary

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses consumer spending and consumer confidence levels; the recent performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500; and U.S. Treasury Bond yields. Click here to read the summary

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reflects on the GOP-sponsored American Health Care Act that was pulled from a vote in the House of Representatives on Friday; recent equity market activity; what the recent behavior of the bond market may be telling us; fourth quarter 2016 corporate earnings; and GDP growth. Click here to read

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week focuses on the FOMC’s decision to bump interest rates higher to a new targeted range of 0.75% to 1.00%; the history of the federal funds rate, which, until recently, was held constant – at near zero – for roughly seven years; and how the recent rate increases are

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at the figures behind Friday’s favorable employment report; the likelihood of a rate hike by the Fed; the status of the U.S. and international equity markets; and the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield’s near-record high. Click here to read the summary

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week analyzes the growth of the U.S. economy as measured by the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors; the jump in the S&P 500 Index following President Trump’s Feb. 28 address to a joint session of Congress; and the increase in U.S. Treasury yields after comments made by FOMC members. Click

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses the financial markets’ continued wait for clarity and specifics about the Trump administration’s economic agenda; the downward trend of the stock market’s volatility since the 2008-2009 financial crisis; the uptick in corporate profits as reflected by the S&P 500 companies that have reported earnings for the fourth

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week notes the Dow’s recent posting of seven consecutive closing highs; the strong performance of small company stocks, international equities, and emerging markets equities; Janet Yellen’s comments about a likely rate hike; and the sizable advances of the Dow Industrials, S&P 500, and Russell 2000 since Election Day. Click

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week covers a range of topics, including consumer confidence readings; the movement of oil prices; the S&P 500 hitting new intraday highs after a comment by President Trump; the results of 2016 Q4 earnings, with more than 70% of S&P 500 companies having reported; why corporate earnings are key

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week considers the resiliency of the U.S. labor market and how last Friday’s reports of worker and wage growth have affected the equity markets; which sectors of the equity markets performed well recently; and what’s trending in fixed income. Click here to read the summary

The Winter issue of BMT Wealth Management’s Economic & Market Quarterly reviews the performance of equities and fixed income, as well as the growth of Real GDP, jobs, and wages, in the fourth quarter of 2016; discusses how the new administration’s agenda, including tax reform and government spending, is affecting the markets; and concludes that

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at the markets’ reaction to our new President being inaugurated, preliminary data from the earnings season, the strength of the U.S. dollar, and the recent performance of the equity and fixed income markets. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reflects on the strong performance by international and emerging market equities in the first weeks of 2017, and the optimism being displayed by domestic equity markets and small businesses in anticipation of the new administration’s programs. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses the Dow’s near miss of 20,000, and analyzes the December labor report that was released on Friday as well as its effects on the markets. Click here to read the summary.

Each year, many Americans find themselves facing an ever-rising amount of debt and the inability to pay it off in the foreseeable future. While it’s easy to get caught up in the emotional aspect of being in debt, you can feel calm knowing that there are many possible solutions. Debt consolidation loans are one solution

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week takes a look at some of the notable turnarounds of 2016, and discusses the economic and financial market highlights from the final week of the year. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week discusses the Fed’s 0.25% bump in rates and its guidance for future increases, the Dow’s reach toward 20,000, and the continued upward march of the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yield. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week highlights the U.S. equity market indices’ post-election march to new highs, the dynamics of the recent performance by market capitalization, and the reasons for the rise in bond yields and decline in bond prices. Click here to read the summary.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week focuses on U.S. and international economics, as well as what is happening in the equity and fixed income markets. To read the summary, click here.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week addresses “reflation” and other economic issues, and provides commentary on the health of the equity and fixed income markets. To read the summary, click here.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week focuses on how the result of the U.S. presidential election has affected the financial markets. To read the summary, click here.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week addresses recent economic releases, third quarter earnings, the anticipated rate hike by the Fed, and financial market activity. It is available here.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week considers economics, the equity markets, and the fixed income markets. It is available here.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week looks at economics as well as the equity and fixed income markets. It is available here.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week includes macroeconomic insights and analysis, as well as discussions about the equity and fixed income markets. It is available here.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week reviews economics, domestic and international equity markets, and fixed income markets. It is available here.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week takes a look at U.S. economics, the equity markets, and fixed income markets. It is available here.

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week takes a look at U.S. economics, the equity markets, and fixed income markets. It is available here.

BMT Market Summary

BMT Wealth Management’s market summary this week covers the economy, Fed policy, and the U.S. dollar, as well as the equity and fixed income markets. It is available here.

The U.S. equity markets, as measured by the S&P 500, wavered during the holiday-shortened last week of May on light volume but still registered a positive price-only return for the month of 1.05%. This exceeds the average return for the month of May of +0.11%, dating back to 1950. The complete summary is available online.

Global markets reversed their nervous sentiment last week, and a powerful rally improved asset prices with equities gaining an average of 3% for the week.  Market participants seemed to place the recent collapse in the price of oil and the Russian ruble into perspective and appeared to be satisfied with the U.S. Federal Reserve stance

After seven consecutive weekly gains, the global markets experienced downside volatility, especially for equities that finished on average down over 3% for the week. The continued rapid decline in oil prices contributed to last week’s plunge in the U.S. Treasury ten year bond yield down to 2.08% as well as the biggest weekly decline in

Last week saw once again muted trading activity while U.S. economic numbers continued to show improvement. Equities inched closer to fresh records during the week and fixed income yields also rose. The U.S. Ten year finished the week with a yield of 2.31%. For market participants, the news conference held by ECB Chairman Draghi sounded

Last week’s activity in the equity markets was characterized by both low volatility and low trading volume. The recent emotional capital expended by the financial media and short term traders during the short lived price correction (9/19 – 10/15) gave way to a week where the domestic equity indices experienced little movement in either direction.

Volatile market conditions advanced to a higher level last week, with daily swings of +/-1% for the broad market S&P 500 Index. The VIX, a measure of implied stock market volatility, has doubled over the last month. Last week, the large cap-weighted Index was down 2% after a strong rebound on Friday, leaving the Index

Low price variance that characterized the equity markets has recently given way to a burst of volatility. Over the last five trading days through yesterday (10/13), the S&P 500 experienced swings of 1% or more, with four of those days ending to the downside. Concerns about global growth were cited as the dominant reason for the whipsaw trading

Friday’s strong employment report indicating a gain of 248,000 new non-farm payroll jobs for the month of September propelled most domestic equity indices up an average of 1% for the day. Last week’s financial market action was an example of the more volatile conditions recently as the broad domestic equity market Index S&P 500 declined

Equity market indices around the world ended a volatile week of trading to the downside. Volatility which has trended lower throughout most of this year, since peaking in early February, reappeared in the week’s trading volume. The VIX, an index of implied market volatility and traded on the CBOE, spiked up over 20% last week.

Global equity markets ended the first week of September to the upside. On a year-to-date basis, U.S. and emerging equity markets, particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America, have outperformed equities in the developed markets of the Eurozone and Japan, as well as the emerging markets of Eastern Europe. Markets in Eastern Europe have been disrupted by the

U.S. financial markets ended the last “unofficial” week of summer in quiet fashion with the S&P 500 closing several points over 2000 to end the month of August. European bourses were up for the week, while many of the Asian markets finished modestly to the downside. For the month, global equity markets rose in value

Global markets were buffeted by a series of geopolitical events that brought more volatility on to the investment landscape. The S&P 500 traded through an intraday high/low range of 2% during the week. From its peak level on July 24, the Index had declined about 4% through the close on Thursday (8/7), before Friday’s (8/8) strong day reduced

Last week, the global markets digested a stream of news, with equity markets trading to the downside. Short term traders in the securities markets, starved for some volatility, were rewarded for their patience. The VIX, a CBOE option and measure of volatility, spiked higher on Wednesday and Thursday, the last two trading days of July.

Last week in the Global Market, trading was equally dominated by geopolitical events and the very strong beginning to Earnings Season in the United States. The Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crash and the conflict in the Gaza strip captured market participants’ attention and created general market volatility. The week ended with most equity indices up

Global equity markets stumbled a bit last week under the weight of events in the domestic and international arenas. The markets were not shaken as equities finished higher off their mid-week lows to close down on average 1%. News from Europe on Thursday regarding Portuguese bank trouble roiled the markets on the heels of the

Global Markets breathed a sigh of relief as lawmakers agreed to reopen the US government last week. Markets, particularly equities moved up sharply, gaining on average about 2%. The deal extended the debt ceiling and created some much needed time for lawmakers to discuss these topics in greater detail. However, the new deadline will arrive

Last week, global markets traded higher with equities finishing up on average of 1%. Hope that Washington, D.C. would deliver on the promise of putting together a temporary deal to reopen the government, allow for additional federal borrowing, and begin discussions on a long term plan to address future spending were based upon meager but

Global capital markets traded in a tight range last week. Despite intense media focus on the federal government shutdown to almost the exclusion of all other news, market participants appear to be cautiously confident that US lawmakers will end the current impasse. At Bryn Mawr Trust, we also believe that the abrupt and all-consuming nature

Global Markets endured a great deal of headlines but not much movement on matters such as the US federal budget in Washington, D.C. and ended the week in negative territory. Equities were off on average 1% for the week as the US House ‘approved’ budget was considered ‘not clean’ because it included some add-ons (most

Last week, the global capital markets were buffeted by the FOMC announcement that the “tapering” of the monthly purchase of treasury and agency securities would not commence this month. As a result, markets endured highly spirited trading especially in equities that closed higher on average by 1% despite a late week sell off.  The complete 9/23