monthly and quarterly summaries
The Linscomb & Williams Investment team generates both monthly and quarterly summaries that provide an overview of the market’s performance. Click the links below to read a more detailed report.
Economy January 2020
Though stocks started off the year hot, they sputtered late in January, as the coronavirus outbreak in China weighed on investor sentiment. The S&P500 ended the month down 0.04%. Emerging market assets, which tended to be more directly exposed to the potential consequences of the virus, were off 4.66%. The global economy appears to be growing steadily, though, and the effects of similar health scares historically have been transitory.Read the Full Report
Economy December 2019
A strong December capped off a great year for global stock markets in 2019. The S&P 500 finished at +31.49%, its best year since 2013. Technology shares led the way, with a better than 50% increase. Earnings are likely to show little growth, though, so it appears investors are pricing in a better profits picture in 2020. Outside of the U.S., international and emerging market equities also fared well, rising 22.01% and 18.42%, respectively.Read the Full Report
Economy November 2019
Stocks march higher in November, as better-than-expected earnings and thawing trade tensions put investors in a better mood. The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high late in the month, and is up 27.63% for the year. Interest rates generally rose and yield curves steepened, with the Federal Reserve signaling that it is unlikely to cut interest rates further in the near future.Read the Full Report