Performance for stock markets was not great for the quarter, nor for the trailing year, but how about those year-to-date numbers?
Quarterly Economic and Market Reviews
Dave's quarterly reviews of markets, the economy and relevant current events. They include our thoughts on client portfolios and address timely planning issues.
A review of the economy and markets for the second quarter of 2019.
The first quarter was a sharp reversal from the fourth quarter.
What a difference a quarter makes as the stock market went from a stellar third quarter into a slide that began on Oct. 3 and took most markets into bear market territory.
The Markets 09/30/18 Close 06/30/18 Close 3rd Qtr. Change 09/30/17 Close 12 Mo. Change YTD Change Dow 26,458 24,271 +9.01% 22,405 +18.09% +7.04% NASDAQ 8,046 7,510 +7.14% 6,496 +23.86% +16.56% S&P 500 2,914 2,718 +7.21% 2,519 +15.68% […]
Other than large tech stocks, the quarter ended with a relative whimper.
We almost forgot about volatility but it returned this quarter, if not with a vengeance, certainly enough to get our attention.
This quarter’s market returns resemble last quarter’s except they are mostly better.
What’s not to like about the markets this quarter? A review of markets and the economy for the third quarter of 2017.
Review of the markets and economy for the second quarter of 2017.