Market Commentary

  • 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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  • February 24, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary February 24, 2021 SOME POSITIVE DATA The Markets It’s a contrarian’s dream come true. Contrarian investors like to buck the trend. They buy when other investors are selling and sell when others are buying. Last week, Bank of America delivered a contrarian’s dream. A monthly survey of 225 global asset managers, who […]

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  • February 1, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary February 1, 2021 The Markets Turning the corner into 2021. I would like to make you aware of a movie if you are interested in the topic of social media influence. There is a movie on Netflix that is called The Social Dilemma that has a wealth of informative insights on how […]

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  • January 7, 2021

    Weekly Market Commentary January 7, 2021 2020 Year In Review The Markets Last week was the cherry on top of a turbulent year for investors. After the $900 billion fiscal stimulus bill was signed on Sunday, major U.S. stock indices moved higher.  U.S. Treasuries gained, too, as yields moved slightly lower. Thirty-year Treasuries finished the week yielding […]

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  • December 30th, 2020

    Weekly Market Commentary December 30, 2020 We Made It The Markets U.S. stock markets remained calm as a fresh chapter opened in the coronavirus stimulus saga last week. Congress managed to cobble together a new stimulus package that was acceptable to both sides and pass it. The proposed package included money to help states distribute […]

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