NEWS & COMMENTARY

Market Update

Monthly Market Video Update

 What are algorithms? How do algorithms affect the stock market?  In this month’s Video Market Update, Mary Ann Drucker, FSA’s Assistant Portfolio Manager, answers these questions and explains how […]

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Investors vs. Machines

It may have all started with the 1968 epic film 2001: A Space Odyssey–the iconic battle between man and machine. With their ability to make calculations at lightning speed, computers […]

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Is It Time to Sell in May?

Stocks continued to march higher in April, trying to break out of their 15-month trading range. At month’s end, the S&P 500 index was just peeking at new highs. Large-cap […]

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Monthly Market Video Update

Sell in May and go away? Derek Kravitz, FSA’s Investment Analyst explains the history behind this phrase and how FSA is keeping it in mind as we approach the historically […]

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Monthly Market Video Update

 Q1 2019 was the best quarter the S&P 500 has had since 1998. Will this smooth sailing continue, or does the inversion of the yield curve signal rough waters […]

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Stocks Continue to Rebound from 2018 Drop

Stocks continued to forge higher in February, frustrating many investors who expected stocks to follow their historical tendency and retest the low levels hit in late December. Instead, stocks of […]

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Monthly Market Video Update

 February was a quiet month as the stock market continued its upward trend and re-entered the trading range that was established in early 2018. Will the upward trend continue […]

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Bear Market Fears Fade in January Rebound

After stocks posted the worst December decline since 1931, they promptly rebounded in January and posted the best January return since 1987. And the returns were broad based, with smaller […]

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