Investment Review – November 2019

November 15, 2019 Investment Review
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 Equities enjoyed positive returns in October. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5%, the S&P 500 climbed 2.9% and the Nasdaq increased 3.7% for the month. Positive trends in employment and consumer spending have stabilized economic growth in the U.S., alleviating fears of a recession and driving the gains. Having increased by $1 trillion […]

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Economic Outlook – November 2019

November 15, 2019 Economic Outlook
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 U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew at an annualized rate of 1.9% in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019. This followed increases of 3.1% and 2.0% in the first and second quarters of 2019, respectively. Important contributors to growth in Q3 were consumer spending and government outlays. Personal consumption expenditures grew by 2.9% while government […]

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Supporting the NEHGS Fall Dinner Featuring Historian Joseph J. Ellis

October 24, 2019 Announcements
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Welch & Forbes is proud to have supported as a benefactor the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s (NEHGS) Fall Family History Benefit Dinner held on October 24, 2019. The Fall Family History Benefit Dinner featured Historian Joseph J. Ellis in conversation with NEHGS Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Stacy Schiff at the Four Seasons Hotel. The New England […]

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Investment Review – October 2019

October 11, 2019 Investment Review
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For the month of September, the Dow gained 2%, the S&P advanced 1.7% and the Nasdaq added 0.5%. For the quarter, the Dow and the S&P 500 both rose 1.2%, but the Nasdaq fell 0.1%. Mid-sized companies had a very strong month with a 3.1% increase. Broad based European indices performed slightly better than US, with a […]

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Economic Outlook – October 2019

October 11, 2019 Economic Outlook
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U.S. economic growth slowed in the second quarter, updated figures confirm, and slow growth should persist through the end of the year. GDP grew at a 2% annual pace from April through June, unchanged from the previous estimate. Consumer outlays account for almost 70% of all U.S. economic activity in the U.S. and households have been […]

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Investment Review – September 2019

September 19, 2019 Investment Review
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The major U.S. stock indexes declined in August. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 1.7 percent, the S&P 500 was down 1.8 percent and the Nasdaq Composite finished the month down 2.6 percent. Treasury yields accelerated their three-month decline as uncertainty caused investors to seek safe havens. The 10-year Treasury yield fell to 1.5 percent, […]

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Economic Outlook – September 2019

September 19, 2019 Economic Outlook
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Economic growth appears to be moderating as data from services and manufacturing diverge. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. improved 0.5 percent in July to 112.2 (2016 = 100), reversing the decline in June. Housing permits, unemployment insurance claims, stock prices and the Leading Credit Index, drove the improvement. The manufacturing sector […]

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Barron’s Ranks W&F Among The Nation’s Top 50 Registered Investment Advisors

September 18, 2019 Announcements
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Welch & Forbes LLC is proud to be recognized as a top 50 Registered Investment Advisor in the United States for Barron’s 2019 rankings. The firm is #30 on the publication’s list of the nation’s top 50 registered investment advisors. If you would like to speak with Welch & Forbes regarding the list, call Ed Sullivan, Vice President, at 617-557-9800, or email […]

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Wealth Management Breakfast Reception in Needham

September 11, 2019 Announcements
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Welch & Forbes team members Naomi T. Dalessandro, CFA (Portfolio Manager) and Edward J. Sullivan, JD (Director of Client Development) will participate in a Wealth Management Breakfast Reception at North Hill Retirement Community in Needham, MA on Thursday, September 26 from 10:00am to noon. See the below for more details on how to RSVP to this event: If you […]

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Investment Review – August 2019

August 22, 2019 Investment Review
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The major U.S. stock indexes improved in July. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 1.0%, the S&P 500 was up 1.3% and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 2.1%. Continuing the trend since the beginning of 2018, the U.S. Dollar Index strengthened by 2.5% in July. The Index is used to measure the value of the U.S. dollar […]

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