Still Waiting for a Market Pullback

Is the Market Too High to Buy?

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary

Sounds like a good title for a stoner movie… Anyway – Here’s a quote from the weekend Bespoke report: The S&P 500 made its 24th all-time closing high on Monday, but after three straight down days through Thursday, stopped there. Overall, though, the trend higher continues. The bull market remains innocent until proven guilty, and until that changes it’s hard …

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Economic Review Video: Second Quarter, 2016

The Monument Wealth Management Team Weekly Market Commentary

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Investors: Don’t Miss Any More of the Recovery

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Rebounds are messy, but you can’t afford to miss them. If investors don’t understand market recoveries, they’ll be disappointed later. Right now, the real problem is that many investors don’t actually understand that not only are we in a market recovery, we’ve actually already had a market recovery. Take a look at the numbers: March 9th, 2009: The Dow Jones …

“What Could POSSIBLY Go Right?”

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary

Be sure to check out Monument Wealth Management co-founder and partner David B. Armstrong’s weekly column on  US News and World Report. Posted every Friday, you can read his column here. There has been a good amount of positive economic news over the past few weeks, but not enough to keep the winning streak alive for the equity indices.  Unemployment improved …

We Were Wrong

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary

Well, no sooner than we say that the Bush tax cuts will be extended, we learn that they will not be extended until after the election.  There’s a good chance that a deal won’t be cut in a lame duck session either, so a temporary expiration is possible at this point.  However, there is some good news. We still think …

“You forgot ugly, lazy, disrespectful…”

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary

The extended Labor Day weekend afforded me the opportunity to re-watch one of the classic movies from the ’80, The Breakfast Club.  The title of today’s report is a quote from that movie and when I heard it, it made me think of the recent economic news and market action – I thought it was appropriate for today’s truncated weekly Monument …

Weekly jobless claims were at 500,000 – but who expected companies to be hiring?

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary

The equity market indices were mixed last week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 0.87% to finish the week at 10,214, the S&P 500 Index losing 0.70% to finish at 1,072 and the Nasdaq Composite Index gaining 0.29% to finish at 2,180.  The Russell 2000, which measures smaller capitalization stocks, gained 0.21% to finish at 610.78. Economic reports continue …