Monroe Vos Research

The Beat Goes On

1st Qtr 2016 Review & Outlook - The first quarter saw another drop in the stock market of approximately 10% before rebounding at the end of the quarter. The S&P 500 ended up 1.35%, the Dow up 2.2% and the ...

2016

4th Qtr 2015 Review & Outlook - 2015 was not a good year compared to prior years since the 2007-2008 financial crisis. The Dow was up 0.21%, the S&P 500 was up 1.38% and the NASDAQ was up 6.96% led ...

Interest Rates and the Stock Market

3rd Qtr 2015 Review & Outlook - The 3rd quarter of 2015 was not a good quarter for the equity markets. The S&P 500 was down 6.44% in the quarter; the Russell 1000 was down 6.83%; the Russell 1000 Value ...

The Fed, China, Grexit, Bonds

2nd Qtr 2015 Review & Outlook - The stock market continued to be almost flat in the first half of the year as well as the bond market. The concern about the Federal Reserve (Fed) raising interest rates continued as ...

Issues and Answers

1st Qtr 2015 Review & Outlook - The stock market and the bond market are almost flat year to date. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was up 0.20% in the first quarter. The concern that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will raise ...

Global Deflation

4th Qtr 2014 Review & Outlook - The stock market finished 2014 at near all time highs. In 2014 the Dow was up 10.04%, the S&P 500 up 13.69% and the NASDAQ up 14.75%. It was another good year. Utilities ...

Europe, Brains & Markets

3rd Qtr 2014 Review & Outlook - As the U.S. economy plods along at a 2% GDP growth rate and the stock and bond markets continue to rise as a result of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve for five ...

Now It Gets Interesting

2nd Qtr 2014 Review & Outlook - The stock market ended the first half of 2014 on an uptick but has backed up in July. In the first half the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.68%, the S&P 500 ...

2014 and Other Subjects

1st Qtr 2014 Review & Outlook - The stock market was basically flat in the first quarter of 2014 as investors worried about whether or not the five-year bull market will continue. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.15%, ...

It Was A Very Good Year

4th Qtr 2013 Review & Outlook - As Frank Sinatra used to sing in one of my favorite songs, “It was a very good year.” The Dow Jones Industrials were up 29.65%; the S&P 500 was up 32.39%; and the ...