Monthly Market Watch Update
March 17, 2017
It’s March, and that means one thing: March Madness. All across the country, people are filling out their brackets, studying the teams, and trying to pick that upset that will impress their friends and coworkers with their basketball acumen.
The anticipation of the NCAA college basketball tournament reflects the buzz of the markets thus far in 2017. The stock market has continued to march higher with impressive consistency. The S&P 500 followed January’s 1.9% gain with a 4.0% return in February, delivering the best monthly gain since 6.8% in March 2016 and extending its monthly winning streak to four. Not to be outdone, the Dow had an impressive 12-day win streak that ended on February 28, the longest streak since 13 in January 1987. The major indexes have also gone more than 100 days without a 1% decline, something that hasn’t been done in more than 20 years.
Against this backdrop, the Federal Reserve (Fed) has remained a focus for market participants. In a widely expected move that was fully priced into the bond market...continue reading
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