JSF Market Updates

JSF Market Update

02/22/17
In an interesting coincidence, President Trump’s one-month anniversary in office occurred on President’s Day.  Surely this is a good opportunity to reflect at the President’s first month in office. The stock market continues to wander higher. On Wednesday, February 15th, the Dow, ...
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JSF Market Update

01/19/17
President-Elect Trump will take the oath of office on Friday, and his election has been intensely felt throughout the financial markets.  Contrary to initial expectations, the market has delivered the exact opposite of the anticipated immediate and significant Brexit-like drop ...
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JSF Market Update

01/6/17
Happy 2017!!! Looking back at 2016, it was a year of tumult, volatility and several surprises. While it may be hard to recall, at the start of 2016, the Dow fell more than 1,000 points in the worst ever first five ...
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JSF Market Update

12/13/16
The election of Donald Trump as our next President has sharply changed financial market sentiment, but nowhere was that felt more quickly than in bonds.  The 10yr Treasury yield, a key at-a-glance metric of fixed income markets, closed at 2.40% ...
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JSF Market Update

11/9/16
The election has come and gone, and the day ended in a surprise victory for Donald Trump and the Republican party. We want to quickly touch on some of what’s going on in the financial markets and offer our thoughts ...
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JSF Market Update

10/16/16
Inside the Markets We write to you again as Fall settles in and we start the fourth quarter.  The third quarter was a good quarter for the equity markets; The S&P 500 Index closed September at 2168.27, up from 2098.86 at ...
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JSF Market Update

09/15/16
Inside the Markets September is underway, Labor Day is behind us, and it’s therefore time to look forward to the fall and the final few months of the year.  The S&P 500 Index closed August at 2170.95, up almost one hundred ...
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JSF Market Update

07/22/16
On the surface, the second quarter of 2016 was a great month for risk based assets.  After all, the S&P 500 Index closed the second quarter at 2098.86, compared to closing the first quarter at 2059.74 and the fourth quarter ...
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JSF Market Update

05/7/16
Riding Out the Markets Roller Coaster Before we say anything about the financial world, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all the moms and grandmothers we know a very happy Mother’s Day! (For everyone else, if you forgot about ...
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JSF Market Update

03/8/16
Tax Season is Here! How to Prepare Tax Day is just around the corner, and though it’s not everyone’s favorite subject, now is a great time to ensure that you’re ready for this important deadline. One important thing to note is ...
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