Bond Rally Takes a Time Out

A steady increase in bond yields is changing the environment for fixed‐income investing. This has put a brake on the inflows to domestic bond funds as a total of $3 billion has been withdrawn from products that concentrate of Treasuries over the first half of...

Risk On

It was a week when risk was back in vogue. Domestic equities posted new records as cyclical sectors such as financial and energy companies posted excellent results while REITs and utilities experienced their worst week since late in 2018…Continue...

A Flurry of Economic Releases

A flurry of economic releases last week gave a somewhat clearer picture where we stand. Overall, U.S. economic output is cooling, but a recession is nowhere on the horizon. Employers remain in a hiring mode while consumers are spending, and overall growth...

All About Trade

It remains all about trade. Stocks rallied at the end of the week thanks to reports that the U.S. and China made substantial progress with ongoing trade negotiations. At this point, various statement are pointing to a finalization of the “phase one...

Corporate Earnings Season

Corporate earnings season kicks into high gear and prognostications are it will be weakest so far in 2019. One of the culprits (at least according to many companies that have already provided releases) seems to be a strong greenback. Yes, the strengthening dollar is...
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