Posts Tagged ‘Market Commentary’

May 14, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, oil prices hit their highest level since 2014, tame inflation boosted stocks, President Trump and Kim Jong Un set a place and date for their upcoming meeting, and thought leaders focused on the burden of high earnings expectations, why investors shouldn’t abandon emerging markets, and why watching the consumer price index is more important than yield curve flattening.

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May 7, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

The Fed left rates unchanged, employment data missed expectations, European growth slowed the most in over a year, and thought leaders focused on the breakdown of a common stock and bond relationship, what has been driving the quiet commodity rally, and why soaring earnings haven’t been able to keep the market charge going.

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April 30, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

A historic meeting between Korean leaders, the Bank of Japan removes its inflation target goal, Q1 GDP came in above expectations, and thought leaders focused on the potential for a historic earnings season, why external selling pressures may be fading, and why the probability of blockbuster equity returns will decline in coming years.

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April 23, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

The yield curve flattened further, oil supply and demand move closer to normalizing, Trump named two more Fed officials, and thought leaders focused on improving S&P 500 profit margins, why a flatter yield curve may not spell disaster for this year and the risks and rewards of different Fed strategies late in the economic cycle.

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March 26, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

The US and China traded tariffs, the UK and the EU crossed an important Brexit milestone, the Fed raised rates, and thought leaders focused on why there are still opportunities for investment in emerging markets and how the markets have realigned following recent sell-offs.

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March 19, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

Key inflation data shows weakness in US prices, Larry Kudlow will head the White House National Economic Council, bond traders are shying away from US Treasuries, and thought leaders focused on why rising rates may spell the end of the bull market, why short-term volatility shouldn’t keep investors out of the markets, and why the fallout from trade regulations will hit emerging markets first.

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March 5, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

President Trump proposed metal tariffs, Jerome Powell completed his first congressional testimony as the new head of the Federal Reserve, China paved the way for its president to lead indefinitely, eurozone inflation slowed, populist parties scored big in the Italian elections, and thought leaders focused on which asset class has the most to lose from potential trade wars, and the market implications of the Italian election.

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February 26, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

The Fed expects to continue raising interest rates, a record number of S&P 500 companies issued positive EPS guidance, data suggests growing economic momentum but also rising prices, Warren Buffett offered his wit and wisdom in his annual letter, and thought leaders focused on the potential for rising rates to lead to rising debt servicing costs, why the economic expansion is poised to continue, and why momentum stocks still have room to run in 2018.

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February 20, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

US data showed more signs of strengthening inflation, President Trump unveiled an infrastructure spending plan, consumer sentiment rose to its second-highest level in more than a decade, the US 10-year Treasury yield hit a four-year high, and thought leaders focused on common misconceptions about stock market corrections and why real interest rates may be more important to the markets than inflation.

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February 5, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

The Fed left rates unchanged at Janet Yellen’s last meeting, US consumer spending continued to rise but at the expense of savings, consumer confidence remained near a post-recession peak and thought leaders focused on what is driving the market correction and why the 10-year Treasury yield is an important indicator for both stock and bond markets.

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January 29, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

The ECB called out the US for talking down the dollar, US Q4 GDP showed a slight slowdown, OPEC may extend oil cuts, the dollar hit a 3-year low, and thought leaders focused on the potential for a market melt-up, why we are not yet in a bubble, and how the underlying economic foundation indicates further room to run for the bull-market.

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January 22, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

The US government passed a short-term spending bill to end a government shutdown, the Bank of Canada raised rates, what happens to the stock market when the government shuts down, and thought leaders focused on the potential for a flood of fixed income supply to derail the bull market, why oil and gas companies are poised for a rebound, and why monetary tightening and inflation are major headwinds for the bond market.

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