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November ’19 Market Commentary

Markets continue to react to the latest news surrounding the U.S. & China trade negotiations. News of the potential “skinny” trade deal was enough to send the S&P 500 to new highs in November, bringing the total return to an impressive…

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October ’19 Market Commentary

Fueled by optimism surrounding a potential trade agreement between U.S. and China, along with expectation of continued Fed easing, stock and bond markets delivered another month of positive returns in October. International markets…

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Quarter 3 2019 Market Commentary

Thus far, 2019 has been a solid year for investors with both equity and fixed income delivering positive returns YTD. The third quarter saw the S&P 500 continue to march higher, +1.70%. International indexes represented by the…

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July/August ’19 Market Commentary

In today’s world, financial news moves swiftly and flows in waves. Sometimes the waves are docile, other times they are fierce, causing market disruption. The end of July through the first few weeks of August is no exception. As earnings season unfolded…

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Quarter 2 2019 Market Commentary

It’s summer and the sun is shining bright on both Nebraska and the capital markets. Practically every asset class has registered strong gains during the first half of 2019. Uncharacteristically, stocks and bonds have advanced in sync as we reached…

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May ’19 Market Commentary

Reacting to contradictory headlines concerning trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, the equity markets took a breather from there upward trajectory in May. The S&P 500 declined -6.35% while the tech heavy…

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Quarter 1 2019 Market Commentary

It appears that the capital markets have a short memory – it wasn’t that long ago that Mr. Markets mood was pessimistic. Using the S&P 500 as an example, the 4th quarter of 2019 was the worst quarter for stocks since 2008, declining -13.52%. Following this decline, Mr. Markets…

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