Vaccines Pave the Way For ‘Normal Life’ to Re-Emerge in Israel
As Israel leads the way in COVID-19 vaccinations, events such as concerts and theater performances return after an 11-month ban.
A Moment In Markets – China’s Electrification Opens New Frontiers For Investors
China’s increasing emphasis on technological innovation – particularly as it relates to the energy transition – is expected to drive the next phase of economic growth and creates opportunities for investors.
Some Practical Ways to Look at Blending Factors
This post discusses some basic principles that they think can possibly achieve success when building multi-factor models.
Feeling A Little Sheepish — But Only A Little
It will be interesting to see if yesterday was the high watermark for the week for the major indices. It’s possible given how strong the gains were.
Chart Advisor: Siding With Risk
Rally in the Alley
Weekly Market Recap: Mar. 1, 2021
Economic Update: Mar. 1, 2021
January headline and core PCE rose 0.3% m/m, both up 1.5% y/y. Headline CPI rose 0.3% m/m and core CPI was flat in January, both rising 1.4% y/y.
Weekly Corporate Highlights Mar. 1-5, 2021
Corporate event calendar March 1-5 2021: Mon 3/1/2021 Roche Holding (ROG_CH): Presenting at Cowen and Co. 41st Annual Healthcare Conference 2021…
What’s on Tap Weekly Calendar: Mar. 1-5, 2021
Market calendar March 1-5 2021: Monday March 1st Economic Calendar: 9:45 AM EST Markit Manufacturing PMI-F…
Chart Advisor: Still A Go
Ark of Schadenfreude
Putting Inflation Concerns in Perspective
In this episode of Franklin Templeton’s “Talking Markets” podcast, they discuss interest rates, deficits, inflation concerns, commodity prices, rising US Treasury yields, and the global rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Market Corrections Are Tears in The Rain, Week in Review
Asian equities were taken to the woodshed overnight. Yesterday’s US Treasury yield spike reminded me of the 2013 taper tantrum when Ben Bernanke said they were thinking of slowing quantitative easing.
The Queen’s Gambit Declined
The game of chess shows us that there are reasons why declining to take a particular position today may actually offer better long-term prospects for portfolios, and a higher probability of winning the long game.
The Pain Threshold Has Been Tapped
The pain threshold has been tapped and U.S. benchmarks are taking it in stride. The move in rates, particularly the 10-year Treasury Note out above 1.5%, has weighed heavily on risk-assets this week.
Keep A Close Watch on Interest Rates
Currently, the S&P 500 futures are up 15 points and are trading 0.4% above fair value, the Nasdaq 100 futures are up 116 points and are trading 1.0% above fair value, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are down 29 points and are trading slightly below fair value.