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2018 1st Quarter Market Report

by Andy Byron on Apr 25, 2018

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An extended period of tranquility ended as the record low volatility observed in stocks over the past year gave way to a correction in February and continued higher volatility through the end of March. The February jobs report indicated not only that the economy continues to create jobs at a healthy pace, but also showed early signs that wage inflation may begin to accelerate. This sparked inflation concerns that led to the sell-off in stocks.

2017 3rd Quarter Market Report

by Andy Byron on Oct 23, 2017

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Markets continued their march higher throughout the quarter as volatility has all but disappeared.  Year-to-date, intra-day market volatility is the lowest ever recorded in the 32 years the statistic has been recorded.  So far, less than 5% of trading days have had a move of 1% or more, and there have been no days with a 2% move.  Historically, September has been the worst month for stocks followed by October.

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