Second Quarter 2017

Market Review

If the second quarter of this year followed the sharp increase in large cap values that we saw in the first quarter, that would have been unusual. However, the second quarter did rather well, with large U.S. stocks continuing to gain along with mid-cap and small-cap stocks. The quarter began with the S&P 500 at 2362.72 and ending at 2423.41, resulting in an increase of 60.69 points or 2.57%. Mid-cap stocks were up 1.6% and small-cap stocks were up 1.4%.

First Quarter 2017

Market Review

The year began with the S&P 500 at 2239.  After an increase in the average during the fourth quarter of 2016, the question facing the markets was twofold: would stock prices increase and could bonds hold their ground as the Fed raised interest rates?

2016 In Review & Outlook

2016 Review

The Fed and Brexit

A Look Back at the Quarter and Year