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Global Market Commentary April 2021

Global Market Commentary April 2021

Global Equities reached an all-time high on April 29th, and the MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) finished April up 4.37% to bring YTD returns to 9.14% in 2021. The S&P 500 posted notched its fourth consecutive positive month and its best monthly return since...

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Global Market Commentary March 2021

Global Market Commentary March 2021

The S&P 500 closed the first quarter at a record high, climbing 4.42% in March. That brought YTD returns to 5.77%, ahead of President Joe Biden’s unveiling of a $2.25 trillion infrastructure and stimulus spending program after the trading close on March 31st. The...

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Global Market Commentary February 2021

Global Market Commentary February 2021

A runup in interest rates cooled a rally in global stocks this month. The MSCI All-Country World Index (ACWI) hit an all-time high on February 16 and was up over 6.60% mid-month, only to finish February with a more modest 2.32% gain. Inflation worries heightened,...

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Global Market Commentary January 2021

Global Market Commentary January 2021

Global equities started the New Year strong, but then faltered by month's end. As of January 21, the MSCI All-Country World Index was up 3.75% for the month and making new all-time highs -- but then sold off and finished the month down 0.45%. In the U.S., the S&P...

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Global Market Commentary December 2020

Global Market Commentary December 2020

A chaotic 2020 came to a close with global equities climbing 4.64% in December. They ended the year up 16.25%, as the MSCI All-Country World Index (ACWI) finished at an all-time high. The three US bellwethers — the S&P 500, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq — also closed the...

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Global Market Commentary November 2020

Global Market Commentary November 2020

Global equities just experienced a November to remember: The MSCI All-Country World Index (ACWI) jumped 12.33% to record its best month since the index launched back in 1969, as investors rode a wave of upbeat news about impending COVID-19 vaccines. Two U.S....

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Global Market Commentary September 2020

Global Market Commentary September 2020

Global equities experienced their first monthly decline in five months, falling 3.22% in September, but still managed to post an 8.13% return for the third quarter (Q3). That's especially impressive considering the economic havoc the coronavirus pandemic has brought...

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Global Market Commentary August 2020

Global Market Commentary August 2020

Global equities continued their climb in August: The MSCI All-Country World Index posted a 6.12% return for the month, besting even the impressive 5.28% return in July. In the U.S., the large-cap S&P 500 Index hit an all-time high and posted its best August...

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Summer Streets Program #2 – Options Trading

Summer Streets Program #2 – Options Trading

Watch Perigon's Senior Investment Strategy Jonathan Masse, CFA® talking about Options Trading as a part of The Street Smarts "Summer Streets" program. The Street Smarts (TSS) is an Oakland based nonprofit that provides a unique opportunity for historically...

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