Weekly Market Commentary March 24, 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! Finance. Many of those surveyed were optimistic about 2021. During the next 12 months: •… Read more »

Weekly Market Commentary March 17, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary March 17, 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: • The $1.9… Read more »

Weekly Market Commentary March 10, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary March 10, 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 fight the… Read more »

Weekly Market Commentary March 3, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary March 3, 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 uncommon. In normal times, the yield on… Read more »

Weekly Market Commentary February 24, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary February 24, 2021 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 (BofA) delivered a contrarian’s dream. BofA’s monthly survey of 225 global asset managers, who are responsible… Read more »

Weekly Market Commentary February 3, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary February 3, 2021 The Markets They say people watching the same event often see different things. That seems to have been the case last week when share prices of a few companies experienced tremendous volatility. Some cast the events as a David vs. Goliath morality tale, however, Michael Mackenzie of Financial Times… Read more »

Weekly Market Commentary January 27, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary January 27, 2021 The Markets Last week, as COVID-19 vaccination efforts continued, there was speculation about stock market corrections and asset bubbles. On Sunday morning, Bloomberg reported 63 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine had been administered across 56 countries. In the United States, 21.1 million shots have been delivered – about… Read more »

Weekly Market Commentary January 20, 2021

Weekly Market Commentary January 20, 2021 The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December. Last week, major U.S. stock indices decelerated as investors gaped at the economic damage caused by the rising number of coronavirus cases around the world. There have been more than two million… Read more »