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2017 Commentary

January 8, 2018
By David S. Spika, CFA, President, GuideStone Capital Management, LLC

Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Market Review

The past 13 times that a calendar year has ended in seven, dating back to 1887, the Dow Jones or its predecessor has suffered a sharp downturn at some point in ...
October 10, 2017
By David S. Spika, CFA, President, GuideStone Capital Management, LLC

Third Quarter 2017 Financial Market Review

Despite several significant events during the quarter — including multiple natural disasters and rising political tensions — equity markets continued their upwa...
July 11, 2017
By David S. Spika, CFA, President, GuideStone Capital Management, LLC

Second Quarter 2017 Financial Market Review

Despite some minor bumps along the way, equity markets continued their upward climb during the second quarter. All three major U.S. stock indexes ended higher, ...
April 10, 2017
By David S. Spika, CFA, President, GuideStone Capital Management, LLC

First Quarter 2017 Financial Market Review

Despite demonstrated challenges carrying out key campaign promises, optimism surrounding President Trump continued to buoy equity markets during the first quart...
March 23, 2017
By Robert J. Benson, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager

How’s the world treating you?

In the early 1990's, many investors added non-U.S. equities to their U.S. equity holdings to increase the opportunity to generate returns and improve the divers...