Weekly Market Commentary for April 5, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary for April 5, 2021

The Markets Zoom, zoom, zoom. Big economies tend to recover from recessions about as quickly as semi-trucks accelerate from stop lights. In other words, recovery tends to be slow. That may not be the case this time. “Everything in this economic cycle is happening at...
Weekly Market Commentary for March 28, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary for March 28, 2021

The Markets Last week, unemployment claims were looking good and consumers were feeling good. The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits declined. Just 684,000 people filed claims during the week of March 20, down 97,000 from the week...
Weekly Market Commentary for March 21, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary for March 21, 2021

The Markets What are professional asset managers thinking? Bank of America recently published the results of its March global asset managers’ survey, which polls 220 professional investors responsible for about $630 billion in assets, reported Julia La Roche of Yahoo!...
Weekly Market Commentary for March 15, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary for March 15, 2021

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, reported Al Root of Barron’s. There was plenty of good news to fuel investor optimism:...
Weekly Market Commentary for March 9, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary for March 9, 2021

The Markets Neanderthal DNA may make people more – or less – susceptible to COVID-19, reported The Economist. It all depends on whether you have the genes and, if you do, which DNA string you inherited. No matter what your gene sequence looks like, vaccines can help...
Weekly Market Commentary for March 1, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary for March 1, 2021

The Markets Students of financial markets may have noted a historically unusual event last week. On Thursday, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes briefly matched the dividend yield for the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index. This type of convergence is...