Market Commentary

  • July 13, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary July 13, 2021 The Markets vs Inflation, Covid, and Bond Yield There was an emotional block in financial markets last week as equity investors slowed to see what the United States Treasury bond market was up to. A new wave of COVID-19 swamps the global recovery. Twenty-four U.S. states saw the number […]

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  • June 23, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary June 23, 2021 What Comprises the National debt WHAT IS IT? Over the next few months, we’ll probably begin to hear more about the deficit, the debt, and the debt limit. Here’s a primer to help you keep them straight. The U.S. deficit: When the United States has a deficit, it means the government […]

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  • June 15, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary June 15, 2021 Inflation and Innovation The Markets Media analysts were plucking the inflation daisy petals last week. On Thursday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index Summary, which showed prices were up 5 percent year-to-year. Investors are debating whether the surge in prices at both a producer and […]

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  • June 8, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary June 8, 2021 Big Oil Board Battles and CEO Pay The Markets Are we at a tipping point? One side effect of the pandemic was a collapse in demand for oil, which led to “the largest revision to the value of the oil industry’s assets in at least a decade,” reported Collin […]

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  • May 27, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary May 27, 2021   Markets Are Wondering About Inflation What do markets hate? They hate uncertainty, and recently there has been plenty of it. Some of the questions plaguing economists and pundits include: Why aren’t people returning to work? Americans, like people in other parts of the world, have not been rejoining […]

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  • May 11, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary May 11, 2021 The Markets Economists estimated 975,000 new jobs would be created in April. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported there were just 266,000. That’s a big miss. Economists, analysts, and the media offered a wealth of theories to explain the shortfall. These included: Pandemic fear. A March […]

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  • May 5, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary May 5, 2021 The Market Data and Current Trends In Society   It’s Spring and economic recovery is in the air. Last week, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the U.S. economy grew at a 6.4 percent annualized rate for the first three months of 2021. While that’s good news for companies […]

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  • March 15, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary March 15, 2021   Investors Had A lot To Be Upbeat About Last Week!   The Markets Investors had a lot to be enthusiastic about last week. Major stock indices in the United States soared, finishing the week higher and setting new records along the way. There was plenty of good news […]

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  • March 12, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary March 12, 2021 Positive Virus News The Markets No matter what your gene sequence looks like, vaccines can help fight the virus. So far, all of the vaccines available in the United States have proven to be effective in preventing hospitalization and death from coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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  • March 3, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary March 3, 2021   The Markets Financial markets had a historically unusual event last week. On Thursday, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes briefly matched the dividend yield for the  (S&P) 500 Index. This type of convergence is uncommon. In normal times, the yield on 10-year Treasuries tends to be higher […]

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