This Monday Market Insights discusses recent U.S. economic indicators, ongoing supply chain bottlenecks, and China’s “crypto crackdown.” Our Chart of the Week highlights year-to-date share repurchase activity for the S&P 500 and where the full year could end up. Finally, we discuss the recent move higher in the U.S. 10 Year Treasury yield and discuss […]
In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we discuss the recent volatility in the stock market, China’s troubled property developer Evergrande, and the latest developments in Washington. In the chart of the week, we highlight an opportunity in small-cap stocks, and finally, we discuss corporate fundamentals heading into 2022. Top Weekly Themes The “Average” Stock. Most […]
This week’s Monday Market Insights discusses recent near-term equity market performance, provides some thoughts about recent inflation data, and highlights some similarities in today’s interest rate environment compared to 2012. In our Chart of the Week, we highlight the recent supply bottlenecks and the impact on consumer prices. Finally, in the Commentary section, we assess […]
In this week’s Market Insights, we cover Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s recent speech at Jackson Hole, the record supply of investment grade corporate bond issuance following Labor Day, and the stock market’s performance thus far in 2021. In our Chart of the Week, we take a look at the U.S. and German sovereign yield […]
In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we discuss the recent bounce in Chinese share prices, the current status of the Infrastructure Bill, and the Fed’s Jackson Hole Symposium. Our Chart of the Week provides a look at historical valuations for stocks and bonds over recent decades. Finally, we discuss positive testing results for COVID-19 and […]
In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we discuss our view on monetary policy, China, and the health of the U.S. stock market. In the chart of the week, we highlight the current state of the labor market, and finally, we discuss current investor positioning and how that might affect market leadership going forward. Top Weekly […]
In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we discuss recent U.S. legislative actions and consumer inflation data. Our Chart of the Week highlights improving loan demand for banks. Finally, we look at the reversal in the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield and how it impacts our positioning. Top Weekly Themes U.S. Senators Build a Bridge. Last Tuesday, […]
In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we provide an overview of earnings announcements for the second quarter of 2021, the recent outperformance of “higher quality” stocks, and some takeaways from the PMI data recently released by the Institute of Supply Management. In our Chart of the Week, we highlight the recent struggles of equity markets […]
In this week’s Market Insights, we cover second-quarter gross domestic product and consumer spending, the expiration of the debt limit suspension, and new home sales activity. In our Chart of the Week, we discuss the Federal Reserve’s monthly bond purchases and recent FOMC tapering discussions. Finally, we highlight the recent increase in credit spreads. Top […]
In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we discuss the uptick of volatility within the equity markets over the past two weeks, the substantial decline in bond yields and the status of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Our Chart of the Week highlights the correction in the average stock within the Russell 1000 Index over the past three months. Finally, we look at the recent underperformance of small cap stocks and make the case for their reasserting themselves as leadership.
In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we discuss recent inflation data, the start of the second-quarter earnings season and China’s second quarter GDP. Our Chart of the Week highlights recent government bond trends, and where we expect them to go from here. Finally, we look at the recovery in consumer foot traffic and how it impacts our positioning.
In our final Monday Market Insights piece of 2019, we asked, “How should people think about investing amid the realization that unpredictability is always a feature of financial markets?” In hindsight, we could not have posed a more relevant question. This year has been unpredictable in so many ways, and we doubt that a global pandemic causing the most abrupt economic slowdown in our lifetimes was a feature of many 2020 investment outlooks. But here we are again, faced with the challenge of investing in a world that feels as uncertain as ever.