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The Beginning of the End for QE


Despite some month end weakness, U.S. equities posted gains for June. The S&P 500 added 0.62% while the Dow Jones gained 1.74%. After leading the market higher most of the year, the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite struggled shedding

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Market Conditions Remain Benign


During the month of May, U.S. stocks rose to record highs on record low volatility. The technology heavy NASDAQ Composite gained 2.50% with the S&P 500 adding 1.41%. Much of the market’s gains can be attributed to the “FANG” stocks

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Still Waiting…

Weekly Commentary, 05/08/17 to 05/12/17 

On March 1st, the S&P 500 made a new all-time high at 2400.98 following President Trump’s first speech to congress the previous night. The 2400 level, which marked roughly a 12% gain from Trump’s victory,

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Jobless Rate and VIX 10 Year Lows

Weekly Commentary, 05/01/17 to 05/04/17 

It was a fairly complacent week for the major U.S. equity indexes before having a mini-rally Friday, May 4th pushing the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite to new closing highs. The S&P 500 Index added 0.63% and

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Best Week in Months

Weekly Commentary, 04/24/17 to 04/28/17 

A significant tax reform announcement combined with upbeat earnings reports and a politically easier environment in Europe pushed equity prices higher. The S&P 500 Index gained 1.51%, the Dow Jones Index

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French Anxieties (Round 1)

Weekly Commentary, 04/17/17 to 04/21/17 

U.S. equities managed to close the week higher despite continued global macro tensions. The Dow Jones Index added 0.46%, the S&P 500 Index gained 0.85%, and the NASDAQ Composite spiked 1.82%.

Macro risks

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