August 2020

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Economic Data, The Federal Reserve and Progress on Medical efforts to combat the Coronavirus

Stocks continued to rise to record levels last week after a clearer path was laid out by the Federal Reserve. In a shift from previous statements, chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed would be more accommodative and let inflation and employment run at higher rates that will likely accompany lower interest rates. The statement came as unemployment benefits dropped, signaling the labor market is recovering. President Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination on Thursday. His speech at the White … View More

Market continues to expect positive economic surprise in the months ahead

The perceived disconnect between the strength in equity markets vs. the current standing of the economy remains – without hesitation – the primary source of anxiety among investors. We continue to think about this a little bit differently than the consensus… specifically, the quiet leadership from the more cyclical corners of the market may be more suggestive of a positive economic surprise in the months ahead. Consumer Discretionary vs. Consumer Staples (equally weighted), is on the cusp … View More

Market rotation continues as the most beaten up names do well on improving Coronavirus numbers

Last week, equities were positive as value names led the way. The S&P 500 index was up 0.69% while the S&P 500 Value index was up 0.91% and the S&P 500 Growth index returned 0.55%. Top performers in the S&P 500 index were cruise providers Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings along with gaming/hotel titans Wynn Resorts LTD and MGM Resorts International. These names benefitted from the 7-day average positive COVID19 tests falling to 54,503 on Friday, down … View More

Markets continue to rally while some benefits will continue to assist Americans hurt by the Coronavirus

Equities continued to move higher amid uncertainty around an extension of unemployment benefits and continued tensions with China. As of the close of markets on Friday, an agreement between the House Democrats and Senate Republicans on a new round of federal stimulus is still trillions apart. On Saturday after negotiations failed to yield any results, President Trump followed through on his promise to issue executive orders after the collapse of stimulus negotiations with Democrats by: 1) Alloc… View More

Market rallies last week as earnings come in strong. Record Plunge in US GDP aligns with the rest of the world.

Last week, equities were positive as mega-cap technology stocks led the way with a slew of strong quarterly earnings announcements. The S&P 500 index rallied 1.5% while the Nasdaq Composite index was up 3.5%. Looking ahead to next week, Bloomberg expects 133 names in the S&P 500 index to announce quarterly results. As earnings season continues, equity markets look to learn more about how much COVID shutdowns are harming U.S. companies. U.S. real GDP plunged in 2Q, falling at a post-war… View More

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