Thoughts on Volatility in 2019

Thoughts On The Outlook For 2019 David R. Guttery, RFC, RFS, CAM Volatility never really goes away.  Indeed, the 15 months between November of 2016 and February of last year were unique in that volatility was largely absent, but over time, such is a constant of the...

Economic Update: 2019 First Quarter

Employment On the 4 th of December, the Labor Department reported that 221,000 private sector jobs were created in the month of November, and 228,000 payrolls in all. The unemployment rate declined to 4.1%. The unemployment rate in November was the lowest measured in...

Economic Update: 2018 Fourth Quarter

Employment The most closely watched of all economic indicators, the employment situation is a set of monthly labor market indicators based on two separate reports: the establishment survey which tracks 650,000 worksites and offers the nonfarm payroll and average...

The Keystone 2017 Second Quarter

2017 Second Quarter Overview For the second quarter, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 3.32%, the S&P 500 Index posted a gain of 2.57%, and the NASDAQ posted a gain of 3.87%. Year to date, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of...

The Keystone 2017 Third Quarter

2017 Third Quarter Overview For the third quarter, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 3.32%, the S&P 500 Index posted a gain of 2.57%, and the NASDAQ posted a gain of 3.87%. Year to date, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 8.03%,...

The Keystone 2017 Fourth Quarter

2017 Fourth Quarter Overview For the fourth quarter, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 10.33%, the S&P 500 Index posted a gain of 6.12%, and the NASDAQ posted a gain of 6.27%. Year to date, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 25.08%,...