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February 2019 Monthly Market Tracker

February 2019 Monthly Market Tracker

Global stocks climbed nearly 3% in February, continuing January’s momentum. Specifically, the S&P 500 has seen its strongest start to a year since 1987, gaining over 11% in two months. Learn more about what moved the markets in our February Monthly Market Tracker.     While taken from sources deemed to be accurate, Ballentine Partners makes no […]

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January 2019 Monthly Market Tracker

January 2019 Monthly Market Tracker

Markets rebounded just under 8% over in January, owing in part to strong reports from US banks and tech firms, the re-opening of the government near the end of the month, and a dovish January FOMC statement.

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Q4 2018 Market Review

4th Quarter 2018 Market Review: Nowhere to Hide

Market Recap All the positive momentum from the historic tax reform package, robust economic growth, and buoyant stock prices came crashing to an end in the fourth quarter of 2018. From its high on September 20, the S&P 500 Stock Index collapsed nearly 20% by mid-December, before staging a modest recovery in the year’s final […]

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December 2018 Monthly Market Tracker

December 2018 Monthly Market Tracker

Global stocks dropped approximately 7% in December, marking it the worst December for US stocks since the Great Depression. Waves of selling also hit US markets on Christmas Eve, resulting in the worst pre-Christmas trading session in history.

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