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Market Commentary

GuideStone’s team of investment professionals provides commentaries on today’s financial markets. If you would like to receive an email notification when new commentaries are available, please sign up for an alert.

We also provide a Monthly Market Perspective which gives a snapshot of the financial markets.  See the Monthly Market Perspective here.

January 10, 2017
By David S. Spika, CFA, Global Investment Strategist

Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Market Review

The surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States had a dramatic impact on the financial markets during the 4th quarter. Despite...
October 17, 2016
By Robert J. Benson, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager

Third Quarter 2016 Fixed Income Market Review

For fixed income investors, the spotlight remained on the central banks during the third quarter as financial markets globally were calm compared to the previou...
October 17, 2016
By Jay H. Edmondson, Manager of Investment Research

Third Quarter 2016 Equity Market Review

During the third quarter of 2016, Global equity markets continued to advance during a period where investors were concerned about the expected fallout from the ...
October 17, 2016
By David S. Spika, CFA, Global Investment Strategist

Third Quarter 2016 Financial Market Review

As the third quarter began, investors were concerned about the expected fallout from the Brexit vote, the potential for a near-term Fed rate hike, the volatilit...
September 8, 2016
By David S. Spika, CFA, Global Investment Strategist

The stock market has hit an all-time high: What does this mean? What should you do?

This has been a very unusual year in the capital markets — all three major U.S. stock market indices have reached all-time highs, high yield bonds have posted i...