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Market Review December 2019

  • Robert Santarpia

Stock markets finished 2019 strong. With jobs numbers outperforming expectations and the China trade war seemingly coming to a resolution for phase one, optimism was abundant.

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Market Review November 2019

  • Robert Santarpia

Consumer Confidence Continues to Drop for Fourth Straight Month

The holiday season is often a time in which consumer confidence and activity is ramping up. According to The Conference Board via Bloomberg, however, consumer confidence shows no signs of ticking upwards for the remainder of 2019. Jobs gains as well as steady wage growth in key sectors have kept consumer spending chugging along since 2017. While the confidence of American consumers is dropping, it also appears that the future is dim in the eyes of the country’s people as well. 17.2% of The Conference Board’s surveys said business conditions would be better in the coming six months, down from 18.7% in October.

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Market Review October 2019

  • Robert Santarpia

Another month, another mixed bag of market reports and analysis. The GM strike made waves in the labor market, and Hong Kong’s political unrest proves to be just as disruptive to the region’s economy. For more on that, as well as a major tech acquisition and Impeachment talk, let’s get into the October market review, starting first with the Jobs Report.

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