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Market Currents – 7/16/21

Market Currents – 7/16/21

  Positive Momentum. The global recovery remains largely on track, as economies continue to rebound from the dislocations caused by the pandemic.  Massive fiscal stimulus, historically low...

Market Currents – 6/11/21

Market Currents – 6/11/21

Stay for May. Despite the old Wall Street adage of “sell in May and go away”, the S&P 500 registered the fourth consecutive month of positive returns by eking out a slight gain for May.  The relatively...

Market Currents – 5/18/21

Market Currents – 5/18/21

  Rally On. For the third consecutive month, equity markets moved higher in April, lifted by a succession of robust economic reports and a healthy start to the corporate earnings season.  The...

Market Currents – 4/14/21

Market Currents – 4/14/21

  Rally On. Slightly over a year ago, equity markets bottomed following a sharp 30% decline in only twenty-two days.  No market or sector was immune from the panic.  Fear and uncertainty ruled...

Back to the Highs

Back to the Highs

The S&P 500 hit a fresh all-time closing high earlier this week, eclipsing its prior high set on February 19th, and is now up nearly 6% on the year.  Shortly after its February milestone, the...

Market Currents – 3/16/2020

Market Currents – 3/16/2020

Market in Turmoil. Volatility continued to dominate equity markets.  The continuing Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, paired with the decision by Saudi Arabia to increase oil output to start what is...

November Surprise

November Surprise

President Trump. Two words that many people could not have imagined a day ago. We were wrong in our prediction of the election’s outcome. Trump did the near-impossible, and won all the battleground states...

Managing the Market’s Pre-Election Jitters

Managing the Market’s Pre-Election Jitters

The exhausting Presidential race is finally at its last furlong. Reflecting rising risk aversion from investors, the market has retreated, albeit mildly, for eight consecutive sessions through yesterday....

FT 300 Press Release

FT 300 Press Release

Ascent Wealth Partners is pleased to announce it has been named to the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers, as of June 16, 2016. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across...