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    Financials

    Why investors are preferring high-quality debt

    High-quality bonds can be an investor refuge when there’s market volatility. These securities provide relatively stable cash flows. The default probability is low.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Volatility Is Likely to Stay High

    With growth projections of most major economies falling, it is likely that volatility will stay elevated.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Your Update on the FOMC July Meeting

    In its July meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee decided to maintain its target range for the federal funds rate at 1%–1.25%, in line with the market’s expectations.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Are the Markets Too Optimistic?

    Market participants were caught by surprise when they read that the Federal Open Market Committee’s members were concerned about slowing growth in the US economy during 1Q17.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Minimum-Volatility Funds Provide Cushion During Downturns

    Minimum-volatility funds provide cushion during high volatility. These funds invest in low beta stocks and sectors that weather periods of volatility.

    By Amy Belew
  • Financials

    Must-know: Why volatility is likely to tick up in September 2014

    While volatility fell over the course of August, the VIX’s daily average for last month was approximately 15% higher than its average over the previous three months.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Market Rebound Causes Stretched Valuations

    A market rebound of more than 12% from the depths seen in October has left investor sentiment buoyant.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Fed Rate Liftoff: Not Much Is Likely to Change

    So now that the Fed rate liftoff has finally arrived, should you flee to market sidelines? If you can believe history, the answer is an emphatic no.

    By Rick Rieder
  • Financials

    Must-know: Janet Yellen’s take on the Fed’s forward guidance

    Central bankers usually provide markets with indications about their economic projections. They also provide information about their future monetary policy stance. The Fed wants to reduce volatility (VXX) in markets by indicating its monetary policy stance. As a result, rate changes won’t surprise the markets as much.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    High-Dividend Emerging Market Funds Offer A Cushion

    High-dividend emerging market funds offer a cushion when you face market volatility.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Emerging Market Dividend Payers Currently Offer Value

    Emerging market dividend payers are offering value, given their high volatility.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Financial intermediation, systemic risks, and “too big to fail”

    When financial intermediaries allocate funds, they assess the risks and returns that come from various risky claims. Intermediaries help allocate resources and risks throughout the economy. Financial intermediation can result in concentrated risks. The risks increase the financial system’s fragile state. These risks are called systemic risks.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    Why high yield bonds offer an investment opportunity

    High yield bonds have come under pressure lately, and as a result, are now looking relatively attractive. Spreads recently widened out to the highest level in a year.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Why asset classes reacted differently to September’s FOMC

    High-yield bond markets may have oversold ahead of the September FOMC statement. Recent trends in investor outflows from high-yield mutual funds suggest that investors are cautious.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Diversification Is More than Just a Buzzword

    Diversification is important because a diversified portfolio has higher risk-adjusted returns than a portfolio exposed to only one security.

    By Nelli Oster, PhD
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consider Allocating to Emerging Market Small Caps

    Emerging markets also appear cheap at the moment compared to US stocks. EEMS is likely to be more volatile (VXX) than EEM.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Why Bill Gross’ exit from PIMCO affected mutual fund flows

    In the coming months, yields are likely to trend higher as the Fed moves closer to ending the taper and tightening monetary policy.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Attractive Characteristics of High Yield EM Bonds?

    Investors are flocking to government bonds (BND) of developed markets, which is causing downward pressure on interest rates.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Equity Home Bias Puzzle

    In this series, we’ll look at the prevalence of home bias, the disadvantages of favoring home bias, and the benefits of international diversification.

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Corporate bond yields rise, spreads fall in 2015

    Low-yielding Treasuries made corporate bonds attractive, and investors turned to higher yielding investment-grade and high-yield debt and related ETFs.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Tale of 4 Central Banks

    In this series, we’ll analyze how different asset classes like bonds (BND) and global equities (VTI) reacted to last week’s central bank events.

    By Ricky Cove
  • Financials

    Why high-quality bonds reverted to fundamentals ahead of the FOMC

    Better-than-expected earnings releases from large cap firms spurred the S&P 500 Index (SPY) to its biggest weekly gain of 2014.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why short-term Treasuries caused the yield curve to buck trend

    On Wednesday, major U.S. stock indices increased sharply on the Fed’s dovish slant. However, stocks moved into the red again on Thursday.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    2 key themes for equities after September’s jobs report

    As I write in my latest weekly commentary, “The Fed in the (Market) Driver’s Seat?,” last week was marked by increasingly violent moves in equity markets.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Overview: A bird’s eye view of investment-grade bond markets

    It’s important for investors to stay abreast of investment-grade bond market trends. These trends can provide investors with relatively safer options when market risks and volatility (VXX) increase.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Must-know: Risks associated with a premature liftoff in rates

    When the Fed’s inflation and employment targets aren’t reached in a certain amount of time, it impacts the normalization rate. If the Fed overestimates the labor market recovery, a slower normalization pace is needed.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Must-know truths about emerging market investing

    However, regardless of what sparked the latest sell off, the correction we are seeing, like the ones we saw in May and June, is a good reminder of these three truths about emerging market investing.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: What’s the Fed’s preferred policy normalization tool?

    The Fed is looking to normalize monetary policy by raising the federal funds rate. Interest on excess reserves (or IOER) would be the primary tool for bringing the federal funds rate into the target range. The Fed may also use an overnight reverse repo (or ON RRP) facility and other supplementary tools to control the federal funds rate.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Must-know: The last cheap asset class

    Last week, U.S. equity market volatility, as measured by the VIX Index, hit 10.34, the lowest level since early 2007 and roughly half the long-term average.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: 2 stock market segments offering good value

    Equities in the more expensive market segments are particularly vulnerable.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    The must-read implications of low volatility in the US

    Based on price-to-book metrics, U.S. equities are now trading at their most expensive level since late 2007, while equity market volatility as measured by the VIX is at its lowest level since early 2007, as the chart below shows.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Millennials Hold More Cash Than Older Generations

    Millennials hold more cash than older investors. Typically, younger investors can invest a higher proportion in equity—given their age and long horizon.

    By BlackRock
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    Miscellaneous

    The NASDAQ Just Crossed a Key Level

    Markets rallied on February 22 following more signs of a trade deal between the two biggest economies, the United States and China, and the Fed’s dovish tone at a meeting.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Financials

    Goldman Sachs Turned More Bullish on Gold in 2019

    On January 10, Goldman Sachs raised the price forecast for gold to $1,325, $1,375, and $1,425 per ounce for the next three, six, and 12 months.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Financials

    What Makes Goldman Sachs ‘Extremely Positive’ on Gold in 2019?

    Goldman Sachs (GS) turned positive on gold (GLD) for the first time in more than five years back in March.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    How Market Volatility Moved Gold on June 25

    Precious metals saw downward price movement on June 25. Gold fell ~0.26% and was trading at $1,266.00 per ounce on the day.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    US-China Tensions Slowly Settle: How Has Gold Been Affected?

    Gold prices dropped to a five-month low of $1,281.80 and closed at $1,283.30 per ounce yesterday.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the Implications of Iran Nuclear Deal Exit?

    In this series, we’ll analyze how the US exit from the Iran deal has affected markets and how recent developments could affect oil prices and volatility.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The VIX is telling you to Netflix and Chill

    The VIX (VXX) CBOE Volatility Index just closed today at its lowest point since early February, clocking in at 13.4.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Which Sector Posted Major Job Gains in April?

    The US employment market could be overheating. Businesses are adding more than 200,000 jobs per month despite rising trade tension.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Market Volatility Could Fall This Week

    Many risks that pushed stock market volatility higher in the last few weeks have started to retreat.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Global Market Volatility Rises, Geopolitical Risks Are Back

    We’re headed for a dramatic opening this week. US markets will likely react to the missile attacks on Syria over the weekend.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Xi Jinping’s Business-Friendly Speech Pacified Markets

    The trade war turmoil that rocked markets last week seemed to retreat on Tuesday after Xi Jinping made a market-calming speech.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    White House Drama and FOMC Could Push Volatility Higher This Week

    Last week, US equity markets remained under pressure amid increased political uncertainty and the possibility of another round of tariffs.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Volatility Trended Lower Last Week

    It was supposed to be a week filled with drama: the tariffs were scheduled to be announced, and the February jobs report was on the radar.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Trade War Fears Could Ignite Volatility This Week

    President Trump’s proposed tariffs and his supporting tweets could reignite volatility in the markets.

    By Ricky Cove
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    What Falling Unemployment Claims Mean for the US Economy

    The Conference Board uses the average weekly unemployment claims as a key constituent of its LEI (Leading Economic Index).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Could Reignite Volatility This Week?

    Global stock indexes closed on a positive note in the week ending February 23 and were unfazed by the cautiously optimistic US FOMC meeting minutes.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Volatility Set to Drop Further after Stock Market Rebound?

    Stock markets around the world have rebounded from the panic selling that rocked markets between January 26 and February 9.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Drove Stock Market Volatility Higher Last Week?

    Equity indexes around the globe sunk last week, halting their multi-week gaining streak. The key reason was the rout in the equity market fueled by concerns about rising interest rates.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Changes to the Balance Sheet Unwinding Program

    According to the latest communication from the Fed, the pace of the balance sheet unwinding program has been increased to $20 billion per month.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Volatility Index Traded Higher despite Stocks Rising

    The global markets trended higher in the week ended January 26, 2018, despite confusing messages from global leaders at Davos and the central banks of Europe and Japan.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could the US Government Shutdown Impact Market Volatility?

    During the week ended January 19, 2018, global markets trended higher despite the possibility of a US government shutdown. The potential shutdown pushed volatility up.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Could the Threat of a US Government Shutdown Spike Volatility?

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average appreciated ~1.6% for the week ended January 12, 2018, while the S&P 500 (SPY) returned ~1.3%. The tech-heavy NASDAQ (QQQ) posted a weekly gain of ~1.4%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Volatility Fell 16% in Week 1 of 2018

    Every segment of the global financial markets began 2018 on a positive note. The global equity rally extended in the first week of the year.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Consumer Expectations Continued to Increase in November

    Consumer expectations for business conditions Average consumer expectations for business conditions form the only component of the Conference Board LEI (Leading Economic Index) that is not a leading indicator. Consumer expectations are based on two separate surveys. One survey is conducted by the University of Michigan and Reuters, while the second survey is conducted by […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Should We Worry about Rising Unemployment Claims?

    Average weekly claims and the economy Average weekly unemployment claims are a constituent of the Conference Board LEI (Leading Economic Index). Claims have a 3% weight in the LEI. Weekly unemployment claims, if adjusted for seasonality, give investors a clear understanding of changes in the employment market. Though the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a monthly […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Volatility Fall Further in the Last Week of 2017?

    In the week ended December 22, 2017, volatility in the global markets turned marginally higher but closed the week with a limited change from the previous week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Technological Disruptions: The Only Jobs Killers for Now

    ADP’s jobs report for November was published on December 6. It provided deeper insight into improvements in US employment.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Healthcare

    Why Volatility Is a Big Worry for Markets

    Since last year’s presidential election, the US stock markets (IVV) (VTI) have seen volatility fall to almost a 50-year low.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What to Make of the Fall in the October ISM New Orders Index

    The ISM New Order Index for October was reported to be 63.4 compared to a reading of 64.6 in September.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding the Sharp Rise in Consumer Expectations in October

    The November Conference Board LEI reported the average consumer expectations for business conditions for October at 0.96, a sharp increase from the September reading of 0.43.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Decreasing Weekly Unemployment Claims Say about the US Economy

    In the Conference Board Leading Economic Index, the average weekly unemployment claims have 3.0% weight.

    By Ricky Cove
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    The FOMC’s View of the Equity and Bond Markets

    The FOMC’s November meeting minutes deemed the bond market’s yield curve to be flattening between meetings. The report indicated that bond yields have risen since the September FOMC meeting for multiple reasons.

    By Ricky Cove
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    The FOMC’s Latest Review of the Financial Situation

    The FOMC staff review indicated that domestic financial asset prices between meetings reacted to lower accommodation from the US Federal Reserve.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chart in Focus: The Consumer Price Index Rose in October

    The Fed is expected to increase the target funds rate by 0.25% at its December meeting.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Which Sector Jobs Bounced Back?

    Given that markets remain focused on the next Fed chair appointment and US tax reforms, volatility (VXX) could be low after the October jobs report.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Janet Yellen Balance Sheet Strategy a Closer Look

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen, in her speech at the 2017 Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture, offered some more insight into the Fed’s balance sheet reducing strategy.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why Expectations for Business Conditions Fell 50% in September

    The October Conference Board LEI reported that average consumer expectations for business conditions for September are 0.37 above the mean.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Healthcare

    What to Make of the Sharp Rise in New Orders Index

    The ISM New Orders Index for September was reported at 64.6 compared to 60.3 in August.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Is Rise in September’s Weekly Jobless Claims a Reason to Worry?

    The average weekly unemployment claims have a weight of 3.0% in the Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Materials

    Are Global Fears Controlling Precious Metals?

    Ongoing worries in North Korea and political chaos in Washington have been crucial in boosting the prices of precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Which Job Sectors Saw the Most Impact from Hurricanes Last Month?

    As per the September ADP Employment Report, there was a major drop in the number of jobs created in the trade, transport, and utility sector.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Is the Fed Headed for More Uncertainty?

    In September, Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fisher submitted his resignation, citing personal circumstances, and will step down in mid-October.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Reading the FOMC’s Changing Tone

    Since the September 20 statement, markets have turned skeptical about whether the Fed will be able to go ahead with its December rate hike plan.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why Robert Shiller Is Cautious about Equity Markets

    Approaching a bear market In a recent post by Project Syndicate, Nobel laureate and Yale economics professor Robert Shiller said that stock markets (SPY) are dangerously close to a bear market. Professor Shiller’s cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings (or CAPE) ratio is one of the most widely used market (QQQ) indicators. The ratio, which considers stocks’ ten-year earnings, […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Would Markets Be Prepared for a Central Bank Surprise?

    Three central banks on a path to tightening After years of ultra-loose monetary policy, global markets are beginning to realize they may have to wave goodbye to easy money. In their efforts to save the global system from the 2007 financial crisis, and to revive economic growth, US, EU, UK, and Japanese central banks resorted […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Consumers’ Business Condition Expectations Continue to Improve

    Consumer expectations for business conditions Consumer expectations data, which forms the only non-leading component of the Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI), is collected through two different surveys. One of these surveys is conducted by the University of Michigan and Reuters, where consumer expectations for economic conditions in the next 12 months are collected, […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Healthcare

    Should Investors Worry about New Orders Trending Lower?

    New Orders Index The Institute for Supply Management (or ISM) collects data from 400 industries across the United States to construct its New Orders Index. The monthly index, which tracks changes in new orders, is a diffusion index, which means it tracks differences between the number of positive and negative responses. A reading above 50, which means […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    How Unemployment Claims Affected the Leading Economic Index

    Weekly claims inch higher Average weekly unemployment claims are among the indicators used in the Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI). Weekly unemployment claims, which are seasonally adjusted, give an idea of unemployment trends. Unemployment data has a weight of 3% in the LEI. We should pay attention to weekly claims in addition to non-farm […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will the Rate Hike Possibility Have Any Impact on Equity Markets?

    Interest rates and equity markets usually have an inverse relationship.

    By Ricky Cove
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    More Temporary Relief from North Korea Tensions?

    This week volatility (VXX) has continued to stick to its trend of sudden spikes and then dropping immediately.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the US Debt Ceiling Fight Has Been Postponed

    The key reason for the debt ceiling deal was to approve aid to Hurricane Harvey victims. A US government shutdown could have adversely impacted relief operations.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why North Korea Tensions Matter to the Market in September

    Risk aversion is likely to weigh on riskier assets like equities (QQQ) and cause bond spreads to widen.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why September Could Be Volatile for Financial Markets

    August was a volatile month, filled with economic, political, and geopolitical uncertainty. September could turn out to be another nail-biter for the financial markets.

    By Ricky Cove
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    How Bond Markets Reacted to North Korea’s Missile Launch

    US bond markets were the center of attention last week as central bankers’ comments at Jackson Hole could have induced volatility in the bond markets.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Industrials

    What Stocks Should Be on Your Radar amid Geopolitical Tensions

    Renewed tensions arising out of North Korea’s missile launch on Tuesday had a major impact on volatility. Asian markets have declined more than 1% as risk aversion dominated markets.

    By Ricky Cove
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    A Look at Consumer Expectations amid Risk Aversion

    Consumer expectations for business conditions Consumer expectations form the only component of the Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) based on business expectations. Referring to consumer expectations regarding future economic conditions, their measurement is an average of two surveys. One survey, conducted by the Conference Board, records consumer expectations for business conditions six months […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Tax Reforms and Jobs Could Drive the Last Week of Summer

    Any negative news from the jobs report will be foreshadowed by the tax reform news. It’s the last jobs report before the September FOMC meeting.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why Bond Markets Can’t Rally Aggressively This Week

    US bond markets (BND) remained volatile (VXX) in the week ending August 25. Investors reacted to US political developments and Yellen’s speech.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Healthcare

    Should We Worry about a Drop in New Orders?

    New Orders Index The ISM[1.Institute for Supply Management] New Orders Index tracks changes in the number of orders across 400 industrial companies. The ISM conducts a monthly survey to monitor changes in employment, production, inventories, supplier deliveries, and new orders. It is a diffusion index, meaning it tracks the net difference between the number of […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why Weekly Unemployment Claims Are a Bright Spot for Markets

    Weekly claims continue to slide The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) uses the number of weekly unemployment claims as an indicator in its economic model. Seasonally adjusted weekly claims data gives an idea about trends in unemployment. Weekly unemployment has a 3% weight in the LEI. While there is a lot of focus on […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    A Look at the Conference Board Leading Economic Index in July

    The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) is one of three composite business cycle indicators released by the Conference Board. In this series, we’ll analyze each component of the LEI and its implications for different sectors.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will Jackson Hole in 2017 Be the Beginning of the End of Monetary Accommodation?

    This year’s theme for the annual Jackson Hole Symposium is “Fostering a Dynamic Global Economy.”

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Fed Repeat Its Taper Tantrum Mistakes?

    In this cycle of expansion after the great recession, the Fed has started the process of monetary tightening.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Washington or Wyoming: What Will Drive Markets This Week?

    The last two weeks have been eventful for financial markets (SPY).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Bond Yields Remained Unchanged Last Week

    The US bond markets (BND) turned volatile (VXX) in the week ending August 18 but remained close to their August 11 close.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Fed Supports Current Equity Valuations

    The FOMC’s July meeting minutes indicated that FOMC members discussed current equity valuations as part of their discussion on financial stability.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will US Inflation Revive Hopes for a Rate Hike?

    The US inflation report, which was released on August 11, indicated that inflation has risen 1.7% YoY. Slowing inflation has been a concern for the Fed.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Miscellaneous

    Do Financial Markets Have Another Tense Week Ahead?

    Equity markets in the US and across the globe reported heavy losses as risk aversion set in.

    By Ricky Cove
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