Financial Markets in 5 Charts – Week Ending 6/24/22

Watch this weeks review here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=65iNb1x5BwA. Major Headlines: Markets rally, ending found weeks of consecutive losses Global asset class indices show commodities as the laggard over the week. Bond rally sharpest. Breaking down equity indices by country, we see a rebound in Chinese markets. Commodity prices continue to come down sharply. Mortgage rates have made … Read more

Market in 5 Charts – Week Ending 6/17/22

Watch this weeks review here: https://youtu.be/MoEbYZH7uV4. Major Headlines: FED hike rates 0.75 bps, crypto crashes, and recession fears abound Both equity and commodity indices trend lower on the week, but we do see some flows into fixed income. Commodities all lower. Another parallel shift in curve. Inflation expectations seem hopeful on FED hawkishness. BTC sinks … Read more

Financial Week in Review 6/10/22

Watch this weeks review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtXzEi1T7Lk. Surprise inflation beat sends equity and bond markets back down. Equity indices move in concert, with Canada continuing to fare best since coverage period began. Germany drops into the worst performer against mean return. Munis fare best in bond space, while MBS returns are at the most extreme standard … Read more

Financial Week in Review 5/20/22

Global equities up overall as continued US equity weakness diverges from a relief rally in other parts of the world. USD weakens broadly over week. Job stock on indeed.com levels out. In commodities, food prices continue to move within range while metals back on the rise. Opec crude bounces down from 120 levels though Broad … Read more

Financial Week in Review 5/13/22

Friday relief rally saves equity index from another net down week. Dollar mixed over week, showing strength against Europe but weakness against commodities. Food prices show renewed strength while metals continue to lag. Energy remains in consolidation range. Bit more flattening in US Treasuries. High yield spread continues liftoff. Inflation expectations tick back up. High … Read more

Financial Week in Review 5/6/22

Global equity index ends week at a new low 6 month low. Dollar strength continues though Euro gets some buys. New job postings on indeed.com continues to tick up, though total stock dips. Agricultural and industrial commodities continue to deflate though energy seems primed for another run up. US Treasury steepens again on a Fed … Read more

Financial Week in Review 4/29/22

Mixed week for global equities leads to little net change. Sp500 ends week lower and strong Friday sell off. Dollar strength continues. Bounce back in job postings in the US. Commodity prices continue to moderate, with sharp drop in industrial metal prices. Energy prices consolidate. Not too much movement in the Treasury curve, though bit … Read more

Financial Week in Review 4/22/22

Global equity index sells off over last two days of the week. Dollar continues to see strength against covered pairs. Sharp decline in stock of job postings as well as total stock. Commodity prices see slight relief in pressure. Treasury curve flattening a bit more as short to mid term rates rise will long end … Read more

Financial Week in Review 4/15/22

Global equity index muted over a short US trading week. In the charts we generally see a bit of consolidation after recent bearishness. Currencies muted as well, though dollar strength does continue. New job postings in the US still slowly rounding the corner. Food prices still showing inflation, with corn being pack leader. Metals more … Read more

Financial Week in Review 4/8/22

Global equity index lower but remains in consolidation range. Dollar broadly appreciates over the week. New job postings on indeed.com finds a bit of a bottom. Food prices continue to rise but metals and energy level out. OPEC crude back to $100 a barrel. US Treasury yields continue to rise across the board. Middle of … Read more