Tag Archives: Economy and Market from Here…at Hills

Aaron Schaefer

Nov 20 2018

The Economy and Market From Here…at Hills November 2018


Economy and Market Here at Hills

It’s hard not to notice the decline in the stock market.  As much as we would all rather think about turkey and dressing, we don’t want the week to run out without at least some comment on the market.

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Aaron Schaefer

Oct 03 2018

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills October 2018


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

The third quarter of 2018 was strong as far as domestic stock markets were concerned. The S&P 500 reached a record high near the end of September and finished the quarter up 7.71% and 10.56% so far this year. Strong …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jul 06 2018

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills July 2018


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

The second quarter of 2018 has been eventful. Stock and bond markets digested a large amount of economic, corporate, and geopolitical news and emerged thus far on the positive side of the ledger. Stock markets flirted with 2018 lows in …
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Aaron Schaefer

Apr 04 2018

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills April 2018


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

Volatility returned to markets in the first quarter of 2018. After marking a new record high on January 26, the S&P 500 corrected dramatically in the first part of February, likely due to a better than expected increase in wages …
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Aaron Schaefer

Feb 07 2018

A Message Regarding Recent Market Declines


Economy and Market Here at Hills

Recent market declines have reminded investors that stocks come with risk. After an unusual period of calm, the stock market experienced a decline of 8% over the last several trading days. The sell-off was triggered by concerns about rising interest …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jan 08 2018

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills January 2018


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

Global stock markets continued to tack on gains as a result of positive earnings reports and economic data that has surprised to the upside.  Recent economic reports saw consumer sentiment edge higher, existing home sales rise despite expectations, and initial …
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Aaron Schaefer

Oct 04 2017

The Economy and Market from Here…at Hills October 2017


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

Domestic and International markets continued to gain ground despite a tumultuous quarter. Growing tensions with North Korea and two severe hurricanes that made landfall in Texas, the Caribbean, and Florida were not enough to keep markets from eclipsing record highs. …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jul 10 2017

The Economy and Market from Here…at Hills July 2017


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

Despite disappointing economic growth in the first quarter and a string of uninspiring jobs reports, domestic stock markets continued reaching record highs.  The S&P 500 was up 3.09% in the 2nd quarter and has gained 9.34% year-to-date.  International markets rallied …
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Aaron Schaefer

Apr 10 2017

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills April 2017


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

The stock market continued its march upward in the first quarter. Domestic stocks as measured by the S&P 500 rose 6.07% through March 31st. International markets fared slightly better, as the MSCI EAFE rose 7.39% over the same period. These …
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Aaron Schaefer

Oct 05 2016

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills October 2016


Economy and Market Here at Hills

BREXIT came and went with a lot of volatility.  Initially, global stock markets declined but reversed course quickly and have rallied throughout the rest of the summer.  The S&P 500 lost 5.3% following the election results, but immediately recovered and …
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