Advisory Notes

June 2021 – Second Quarter in Review

In the first half of this year, the S&P 500 index has delivered its best returns since 1998.

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March 2021 – First Quarter in Review

The first quarter of 2021 was met with optimism and fear about the reopening of the U.S. economy in many areas and sectors of the nation.

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December 2020 - A Year in Review

From all of us at VASI, we wish you and your family a healthy, peaceful, prosperous and calm New Year in 2021!

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September 2020 – Third Quarter in Review

Positive returns continued the trend in the third quarter but seemed to peak in early September.

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June 2020 – Second Quarter in Review

After three plus long months of quarantine, social distancing and Zoom meetings, we here at VASI are now able to meet with clients in person while still keeping within the Federal Government and New York State guidelines.

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March 2020 – First Quarter in Review

First, I hope you and your families are all safe, healthy and well during this COVID-19 crisis.

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December 2019 – A Year in Review

We wish you and your family a healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year!

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September 2019 – Third Quarter in Review

The Federal Reserve reversed its 2018 hawkish mission of fighting inflation to lowering interest rates twice in the third quarter (.25 bps each), as the manufacturing index and capital expenditure spending weakened slightly.

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June 2019 – Second Quarter in Review

As we complete the first half of 2019, the equity markets have continued their upward momentum, as we predicted, albeit in the face of volatility.

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March 2019 – 35 Years of Business and Growing

Wow, it seems like only yesterday that I was writing to you about our 30th anniversary and our accomplishments.

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December 2018 – A Year in Review

The year of volatility - While most of 2018 saw markets moving forward with optimism driven by fiscal stimulus and growth earnings.

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September 2018 – Third Quarter in Review

As we head into the fourth quarter of 2018, summer has ended, school has started, the leaves begin to change color and the retailers bypass Halloween with Christmas decorations.

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June 2018 – Second Quarter in Review

The second quarter equity markets have been riding a roller coaster of ebbs and flows of political jousting with our trading partners.

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March 2018 – Spring Fever Adds Volatility

The markets during the first quarter created a "March Madness" unlike any we have witnessed in the past few years.

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December 2017 – A Year to Remember

As we turn the page on 2017 and look forward to 2018 and beyond, we have many issues to reflect upon.

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September 2017 – Third Quarter in Review

Our hearts and prayers go out to those that have been affected by this severe hurricane season with Harvey, Irma and Maria causing havoc in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

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June 2017 – Second Quarter In Review

As we closed the second quarter, we have witnessed a few themes that have pushed markets higher, albeit with some recent volatility.

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March 2017 – First Quarter In Review

The market continued its growth in the New Year amidst the Trump election hangover. Inauguration Day, as well as the first 100 days, looked appealing, but reality has set in.

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December 2016 – Year in Review

From our family here at Valicenti Advisory Services, Inc. (VASI) to you and your families, we hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and we wish you a healthy and prosperous new year in 2017.

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September 2016 - First Quarter In Review

After a relatively calm summer rally, volatility has certainly picked up. The S&P 500 didn’t decline more than 1% for 52 consecutive trading sessions, before Friday, September 9, when there was a 2.5% decline.

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June 2016 - First Quarter In Review

The old saying “sell in May and come back after Labor Day” certainly doesn’t apply this summer.

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March 2016 - First Quarter In Review

After a late surge in December, the first quarter of 2016 started off with some negative selling pressure in the equity markets producing an average of -6.75% across the indices.

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December 2015 - Year in Review

Following a volatile, negative third quarter, the fourth quarter started just as volatile with the major indexes reporting a four year monthly high return of roughly 8% in October.

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September 2015 Third Quarter in Review

The third quarter treated us to a volatile August after a slight improvement in July. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped over 1,000 points at the opening on August 24.

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June 2015 - Second Quarter Review

While the equity markets reached all-time highs in the NASDAQ composite and the S&P500 index, investor excitement was a far cry from previous euphoria over the Dow hitting 10,000.

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March 2015 - First Quarter In Review

On the heels of a strong year and a strong fourth quarter, January of 2015 had a pullback across the broad market indices, which consisted of fears over energy prices.

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Index

December 2014 - Year in Review

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September 2014 - Third Quarter in Review
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June 2014 - Second Quarter Review
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March 2014 - First Quarter in Review and 30 Year Anniversary
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December 2013 - Year in Review
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September 2013 - Third Quarter in Review
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June 2013 - Second Quarter in Review
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March 2013 - First Quarter in Review
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December 2012 - Year in Review
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September 2012 - Third Quarter in Review
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June 2012 - Second Quarter in Review
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March 2012 - First Quarter in Review
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