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Week in Review 12/18/2020

Equity performance mostly up or flat on the week. S & P 500 and DAX edged some gains while FTSE and Nikkei relatively unmoved. US initial claims made headlines with a bigger than anticipated rise in levels to 885k. 10 Year Benchmark yields rally back into recent range. US New Building Permits rose again in … Read more

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Week in Review 12/11/2020

Week is mostly flat for equities with some risk off sentiment towards Thursday and Friday. US CPI continues post recovery increase but Initial Claims rise to 835,000 on the week. US 10 year yield end week essentially where it started as levels continue to go sideways. US Federal budget balance improves, though remains in deficit. … Read more

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Week in Review 12/04/2020

Global equity markets mixed on slight upward or sideways pressure. Despite the slowdown in bullish momentum, US equity markets in particular still had record setting moments this week. US Initial jobless claims fell back to down to 712k. US 10 Yr Treasury rates jump this week but fails to reach recent highs before correcting somewhat … Read more

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Week in Review 11/20/2020

Most equity markets traded sideways on a week of mostly rehashed news, going into upcoming holiday week. US Initial Jobless claims rose to 742k as the pandemic resurgence starts to factor into the lagged economic markets. US CPI flat. 10 Yr Treasury yields drop on added demand, perhaps a premonition for an upcoming risk off … Read more

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Week in Review 11/14/2020

Equity markets see a pause in momentum towards throughout the week, slowing the strong rally that began post US election. The S & P 500 still manages to close at a record high on Friday despite an indecisive week. US Jobless claims dropped to 709k, continuing to make improvements. US 10 Yr benchmarks nearly hit … Read more