Markets in 5 Charts – Week Ending 8/12/22

Watch this weeks review here: https://youtu.be/fKWXUeMIB1w Weekly Headlines: Biden signs CHIPS Act and Congress approves Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, clearing way for passage. Inflation and PPI data come in at or better than expectation. SP500 posts a full month of weekly gains. Upcoming Data Releases: Bond rally stalls as equities continue to post … Read more

Markets in 5 Charts – Week Ending 8/5/22

Watch this weeks review here: https://youtu.be/2eujFYmeltU Weekly Headlines: BoE delivers statement rate hike alongside grim guidance, US Non Farm payrolls crushes expectations at 528k vs 250k consensus estimate. Quiet week in markets, with essentially unchanged values in equity and bond indices, slight downtick in commodity. New jobs postings on indeed.com continue to decline, reverting to … Read more

Markets in 5 Charts – Week Ending 7/29/22

Watch this weeks review here: https://youtu.be/m-SREARZ5mU Weekly Headlines: FED hikes rates 75 bps. Second consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth in the US. Personal Spending in June comes in high at 1.1%. Summer market rally continues to power on in spite of US data releases. Commodity prices up across the board. Jobs listings crater. Given … Read more

Markets in 5 Charts – Week Ending 7/22/22

Watch this weeks review here: https://youtu.be/JLRM6_NOCiI Major Headlines: Ukraine and Russia agree to grain export deal. Mario Draghi resigns as the Italian Prime Minister. US Housing Market data shows slowdown. US PMI data also leading to increased recession fears. Record heatwaves across northern hemisphere. Looking across asset classes, bonds continue to see relief in price … Read more

Markets in 5 Charts – Week Ending 7/15/22

Watch this weeks review here: https://youtu.be/mTaiqWF0RhI Major Headlines: CPI release above expectations, retail sales beat expectations as well. Bank earnings mostly miss, though Citigroup beats. Biden heads to Middle East for negotiations. In bond markets, we see a divergence between EM and rest of the class. Dollar strength hits another sharp leg up. EURUSD briefly … Read more

Markets in 5 Charts – Week Ending 7/08/22

Watch this weeks review here: https://youtu.be/oJb2gzeIX6o Major Headlines: US payrolls beat expectations in June, Putin warns of further energy turmoil in face of sanctions, former Japanese Prime Minister Abe assassinated Muted reactions across three major asset classes on a shortened US trading week. Bit of reversion. Commodities back up across the board. Energy and food … Read more

Markets in 5 Charts – Week Ending 7/01/22

Watch this weeks review here: https://youtu.be/BaJ0NK2cZdc Major Headlines: GDPNow turns negative for Q2, more sanctions on Russia in latest economic escalation, worst first half for the US stock market since 1970 Stocks and commodities still showing weakness over the week, but bonds rally on recession speculation. Strong bids in MBS markets in particular. New job … Read more

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