Posts Tagged ‘Volatility’

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 16, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

China vowed to keep its economy open and avoid a full-scale trade war, US inflation data continued to trend higher, the Fed is confident that the economy will continue growing this year, and thought leaders focused on the potential for blockbuster Q1 S&P 500 earnings, why recent volatility drivers may fade from investors’ views, and why foreign stocks may be a better bet than US stocks over the long-term.

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April 9, 2018 – Weekly Market Commentary

Trade complications between the US and China continued, the new Fed Chair and vice chair of the policy-setting committee may not see eye to eye on potential trade risks, the S&P 500 tripled last year’s number of 1% price swings, and thought leaders focused on how tighter financial conditions affect stocks and why Washington isn’t all to blame for the recent surge in volatility.

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Q1 2018 Market Commentary

Global markets entered correction territory and struggled to recover amidst protectionist trade discussions. How did major asset classes react rebound in volatility? Waterloo’s Q1 2018 market commentary breaks down the results of a tumultuous start to the year.

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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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July 7, 2017 – Weekly Market Commentary

Japan’s prime minister dealt a blow in local elections, Fed minutes showed discourse over inflation expectations, US employment data continued to improve, and thought leaders focused on what history tells us about periods of low volatility, key focuses for the second half of the year, risks to the global financial system, and how market valuations affect future returns and allocation decisions.

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February 6, 2017 – Weekly Market Commentary

The Fed left rates unchanged and was encouraged by incoming economic data, the Bank of England left its policies unchanged and boosted its 2017 growth outlook, Parliament voted to allow Theresa May to invoke Article 50, the US jobs report showed strong hiring but slower wage growth, the Bank of Japan whipsawed markets with two different announcements on the same day, Trump began his efforts to roll back financial regulations, and thought leaders gave their opinions on which sectors will benefit the most from US tax reform and why US equity volatility has stayed so low…

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