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Market Thoughts June 2024

https://vimeo.com/953243647 Commonwealth CIO Brad McMillan recaps May’s market and economic news. Most stock indices were up from 3 percent to 6 percent in May, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached new all-time highs. The April employment report and declines…

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Market Thoughts - PV Financial Services, MA

Market Thoughts May 2024

https://vimeo.com/941709139 Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps April’s market and economic news. Rising interest rates pressured stock and bond prices in April. U.S. markets were down in the low-single digits, marking the first monthly decline for U.S. stocks this year. The…

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Market Thoughts April 2024

https://vimeo.com/929599023 Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps March’s market and economic news. U.S. and developed markets set new price records on economic and earnings growth, but fixed income lagged as interest rates rose during the quarter. Income, spending, and business investment…

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Market Thoughts March 2024

https://vimeo.com/918463319 Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps February’s market and economic news. Stocks performed well in February, with most markets up in the low- to mid-single digits. The Nasdaq and emerging markets did especially well, but fixed income declined as interest…

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Market Thoughts February 2024

https://vimeo.com/908782091 Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps January’s market and economic news. The U.S. stock market reported lower-single-digit gains, while international and emerging markets lagged behind. The economy performed well, as strong retail sales, a healthy jobs market, and consumer confidence…

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Market Thoughts January 2024

https://vimeo.com/899316927 Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps December’s market and economic news. Markets around the world were up from 3 percent to 6 percent last month and up by double-digits across the board for the year. The lack of a recession…

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Market Thoughts December 2023

https://vimeo.com/890407075 Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps November’s market and economic news. Markets roared back in November, as interest rates dropped to September levels. U.S. indices were up from 8 percent to 11 percent, with the Nasdaq performing best. Fixed income…

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Market Thoughts November 2023

https://vimeo.com/880244878 Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps October’s market and economic news. U.S. indices were down for the third consecutive month, with the Nasdaq doing the worst. International markets also pulled back, and fixed income was down. Despite the market performance,…

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Market Thoughts - PV Financial Services, MA

Market Thoughts October 2023

https://vimeo.com/870410866 Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps September’s market and economic news. U.S. indices were down for the second consecutive month, with the Nasdaq doing the worst. International markets pulled back, and fixed income was also down. That said, job growth…

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Market Thoughts - PV Financial Services, MA

Market Thoughts September 2023

https://vimeo.com/860246950 Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps August’s market and economic news. U.S. indices were down by low single digits in August, with the Nasdaq doing the worst. International markets pulled back, and fixed income was down. This market performance reflected…

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