Monthly Archives: March 2017
March 29, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Major U.S stock indexes are seeing a rebound from Monday’s slides, following positive gains at the close on Tuesday and a round of better-than-expected economic data. A report from the Conference Board showed its consumer confidence index reaching 125.6 in March- a 16-year high. The index had been at 116.1 in February. Although political turmoil […]




March 27, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Last week, Republican lawmakers were unable to successfully rally behind the Trump administration’s new health care bill, and Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill from the floor. Investors are looking to this situation as a preview of President Trump’s ability to gather his party and reach across the aisle to pass future legislation. The current […]




March 22, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

On Tuesday, The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq-100 saw their biggest percentage drops since September of 2016. Many are attributing this to growing investor wariness over President Donald Trump’s ability to effectively produce substantial tax reforms and a massive infrastructure spending plan. Recent struggles within the Republican party to coherently move forward with […]




March 20, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Although stocks have edged higher today, falling oil prices have an adverse effect on energy sectors, while financials pulled down as well. Investors are looking at U.S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s comments at the G20 summit as a repositioning from traditional trade policies. The Trump administration’s “America First” policy theme came through as Secretary Mnuchin […]




March 15, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Investors are anticipating the pending decision from this week’s Fed meeting. Interest rates are expected to be raised, turning attention away from slides in oil prices. The recent slump in the crude market has contributed to some pullbacks on major indexes- which seem to making back losses today.   Investors are continuing to monitor today’s […]




March 13, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Major index averages have pulled back as investors are turning attention to central banking activity. The Federal Reserve is expected to increase interest rates this week at the conclusion of their two-day meeting on Wednesday.  In some asset markets considered to be over-saturated, analysts are concerned about a rapid sell off following a market-moving event […]




March 8, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Market confidence is back up after ADP released a private-sector jobs reports which beat expectations. The report claims that the U.S. added 298,000 private-sector jobs in February. These figures are the highest since April 2014. The report also seems to suggest the Labor Department’s nonfarm payrolls report will beat expectations. These numbers are also significant […]




March 6, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Investors are looking at potential over-valuations in the markets, with financials seeing big losses Monday. Deutsche Bank announced recently that it will attempt to raise $8.5 billion in a share sale as part of a restructuring plan. Geopolitical concerns have also factored in, which include North Korea’s ballistic missile test and France’s presidential elections. Commodities […]




March 1, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Investors are feeling more confident and bumping up equity markets after Tuesday night’s speech from President Trump to the U.S Congress. The lack of economic protectionism in his remarks, which peppered his campaign rhetoric, has restored comfort to many investors. Although details of an economic agenda were somewhat sparse, it was the tone that made […]