Investment Management

Weekly Market Updates

01.11.2021 – Market Update

January 11, 2021

In a choppy week highlighted by stronger economic data and additional political turmoil in Washington DC, the S&P500 closed at a new all-time high of 3825. Equity markets rose this week alongside surprise Democrat victories in the Georgia Senate runoff votes. The S&P 500 rose 1.8%, led by energy and banks as interest rates rose.…

01.04.2020 – Market Update

January 4, 2021

In another abbreviated holiday week, the S&P500 closed at a new all-time high of 3756. Most financial news outlets are now parroting the same two negatively tilted taglines: 1) the global stock indexes are overbought, 2) the uncertainty of the Georgia Senate elections. First, bull markets can get overbought and stay overbought for months, quarters…

12.28.2020 – Market Update

December 28, 2020

By Chris Perras. In last weeks abbreviated holiday week, the S&P500 closed essentially flat.  President Trump weighed in on the 2nd Stimulus Bill, with concerns over too small direct payments to Americans and far too much wasteful spending. The vast majority of financial news outlets continue to parrot the same two negatively tilted taglines: 1)…

12.21.2020 – Market Update

December 21, 2020

By Chris Perras. Last week, the SP500 closed up 1.3% with the NASDAQ leading the way up 3%.  Late Friday news on a positive outcome for US bank stock buybacks in the first quarter 2021 as well as a $900+ billion Covid round 2 fiscal deal provides hope for a stronger January ahead. Congress finally…

12.14.2020 – Market Update

December 14, 2020

By Chris Perras. The S&P 500 was modestly down last week.  Lingering concerns over Brexit, (globally pretty insignificant) and the fate of further U.S. fiscal stimulus caused the SP500 to slip 1%. Tech and banks fell the most as yields rallied early in the week. The first round of COVID vaccines shots were delivered and…

12.07.2020 – Market Update

December 7, 2020

By Chris Perras. The S&P 500 advanced 1.7% last week and closed at another record high. It closed just below the 3,700-mark. Nine of the eleven major sectors posted gains. Year to date laggard, energy stocks, lead the way as the yield curve steepened with hopes of more fiscal stimulus. The Nasdaq and the Dow…

11.30.2020 – Market Update

November 30, 2020

The Dow rose 2.2% last week, briefly piercing 30,000 for the first time (all you long time Harry Dent fans and newsletter readers can now relax). Dent was not wrong; he was merely 21 years early). The Dow’s 13% advance so far in the November could be its best since 1987. It is getting lots…

11.23.2020 – Market Update

November 23, 2020

U.S. equities look to open about 0.5% higher on more positive vaccine news, with AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford the latest to claim effectiveness in preventing infections. Moreover, the FDA cleared Regeneron’s antibody drug which has the potential to reduce the number of severe cases and hospitalizations. Equity markets were a mixed bag last…

11.16.2020 – Market Update

November 16, 2020

Breaking News: Moderna Vaccine 94%+ Effective Monday Ground Hog Day!  U.S equity futures are up the morning of 11/16, finding support from Moderna’s positive vaccine news. Treasury yields are slightly higher along the curve, by as much as 2.0 bps at long end. The US dollar is weaker. Equity markets rallied sharply last week on…

11.09.2020 – Market Update

November 9, 2020

Breaking News: Pfizer Vaccine results much better than expected. 90% efficacy! U.S equity futures are up this morning 4-5%+ following the vaccine news from Pfizer. Treasury yields are higher by as much as 7.0 bps at the long end (10s +6.1 bps to 0.879%) with the US dollar weaker (BBDXY -0.17%).  Rates up stocks up…Goldilocks.…