View From the Hill: Summary of 1st Quarter-2016

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Commentary Equities Oh what a difference a month makes and March certainly did as stocks made one of their biggest advances to salvage what almost became a losing quarter. Despite the extreme volatility experienced by investors extending from late December-2015 through mid February-2016, equities, excluding the Russell 2000 (-1.92%) and technology weighted Nasdaq-100 (-2.39%), delivered […]

View From The Hill: December-4-2015

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Discombobulated Markets! Thursday and Friday’s combined sessions were almost akin to a slow motion flash crash minus the gut wrenching downward price spirals. The extreme volatility in the major currency markets was also unprecedented. As previously stated, the reaction to Mario Draghi’s ECB monetary policy announcement was irrational and overdone. However, it took investors a […]

View From The Hill: October-29-2015

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Commentary and Performance After digesting yesterday’s FOMC interest rate policy announcement, the market assigned a higher probability to a rate hike in December-2015 or early 2016. Today’s positive economic data may have exceeded any negative news, but the bearish overweight  of the GDP and Home Price Index reports were enough to neutralize any bullish considerations. […]

View From The Hill: October-28-2015

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Commentary and Performance Today’s trading was most definitely data dependent and this one was solely dependent upon the Federal Reserve’s latest announcement to leave interest rates unchanged. The SP-500 made a new 1-month high and closed @ 2090.35 (+24.46 / +1.18%). The Nasdaq-100 also hit a new 1-month high and finished @ 4678.58 (+39.35 / +0.85%). Stealing the […]