Liz Ann Sonders
Nov 23, 2021
Is the Price Right?
Inflation continues to be a wild card for markets.
Nov 8, 2021
Earnings Growth Strong, But Descending
Earnings season has been stellar so far, although the growth rate is well off its prior quarter peak, with profit margins in focus looking ahead.
Nov 5, 2021
Begin the Begin: Fed Announces Tapering
The Fed announced details of balance sheet tapering, but emphasized that the pace might be adjusted depending on inflation and economic trends heading into 2022.
Oct 25, 2021
The Beast of Burden of Inflation
The age of abundance has given way to an age of scarcity, while the pro-cyclical version of inflation may have given way to the counter-cyclical version.
Oct 11, 2021
Flavor of Weak: An End to Key Winning Streaks
September’s end brought some key winning streaks to an end courtesy of elevated risks associated with myriad economic, inflation and policy related uncertainties.
Sep 13, 2021
COVID’s Impact on Stock Market’s Phases
Since COVID’s wrath began, the stock market has gone through three major phases of leadership, with a fourth possibly underway driven in part by seasonals.
Aug 27, 2021
You Take My Breadth Away: Mkt's Underlying Deterioration
Last week, the S&P 500 was trading at an all-time high, but the underlying deterioration in breadth and non-confirmations by other indexes bears watching.
Aug 23, 2021
The Next Market Phase
The U.S. economy appears to be shifting from recovery mode to a new, more-mature expansion phase.
Aug 17, 2021
Gimme Shelter: Housing at a Turning Point?
The bull market in housing over the past year has been astonishing; but pandemic-induced effects are in the rearview, likely signaling some easing ahead.
Aug 3, 2021
One Step Closer … to Peak Earnings Growth?
As anticipated, corporate earnings are set for another stellar quarter; but with peak growth rates likely behind us, the road ahead gets choppier.
Aug 2, 2021
Work in Progress: Fed Stands Pat
The Federal Reserve left its interest rate and balance sheet policy unchanged; but is opening the door a bit more to tapering its bond purchases.
Jul 26, 2021
Will the Economy Turn?
The spread of the COVID-19 delta variant has raised concerns of a faster-than-expected slowdown.
Jul 2, 2021
Pressure Drop: Easing Inflation Pressures Ahead?
Inflationary bottleneck pressures tied to the economic reopening are fading; and as suggested by the bond market and wages, a return to hyperinflation is unlikely.
Jun 21, 2021
Turn Turn Turn: Rotations Persist
It’s been a highly-rotational stock market this year in terms of leadership; with aggressively-speculative themes peppered in. Remember, neither FOMO nor HODL are investment...
Jun 18, 2021
Fed Still Hasn’t Found What it’s Looking For
The Fed kept rates unchanged, but updated median projections from the FOMC show two rate hikes likely by the end of 2023.
Jun 7, 2021
2021 Mid-Year Outlook: U.S. Stocks and Economy
Peak growth rates for the economy and earnings are likely behind us, setting the economy up for a boom-settle scenario in the second half of the year.
May 21, 2021
World of Inflation: Transitory or More Nefarious?
Inflation has become an obsessed-about topic; with the latest CPI report reinforcing inflationists’ fears. Is the Fed right that it’s only a “transitory” problem?
May 10, 2021
Have Stocks Already Priced the Econ. Boom?
The stock market has been generally cheering strong economic data; but history shows that boom economic conditions may already be largely priced in.
Apr 30, 2021
Fed Steady; Inflation Risk “Transitory”
The Federal Reserve made no change to its interest rate or asset purchase policies; while strengthening its economic outlook and viewing inflation risk as “transitory.”
Apr 26, 2021
Pump it Up: Earnings Season Starts Off Strong
Although earnings season has a ways to go, the results have been strong enough to significantly boost growth expectations, while also easing some valuation concerns.
Apr 23, 2021
SPACs: What Are They, Are They Risky?
Special purpose acquisition companies—also known as blank-check companies—have gained immense popularity since the beginning of 2020.
Apr 13, 2021
Will Rising Federal Debt Slow Econ. Growth?
Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
Apr 12, 2021
Speculative Trades Take a Breather
Trendy and speculative trades have gained micro bubble status and rolled over of late, but their weakness hasn’t infected the broader market.
Mar 29, 2021
It's What You Value, and Where You Find It
Mar 15, 2021
Is Stock Market Disconnected From the Economy?
Examining performance trends over the past year reveals a nuanced relationship.
Mar 12, 2021
Bond Yield Spike Denting Euphoric Sentiment
Sentiment has been a problem; higher yields was the catalyst for a bit of a reset.
Mar 1, 2021
EleVation: Some V-Shaped Economic Data to Cheer
Looking at the latest economic data reveals V-shaped recoveries in many goods-based indicators; while services has more catch-up to do.
Feb 16, 2021
Lesson Learned? Takeaways From GameStop Saga
As quickly as it soared to the moon, GameStop came back down to earth; but the lessons learned are key to turning day trading speculators into longer-term investors.
Feb 3, 2021
Converging and Diverging Crisis Trends
As a review of the year that was, today's report analyzes and dissects the nature of the K-shaped recovery in both the economy and stock market.
Feb 1, 2021
Steady as We Go: Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged
As expected, the Fed kept rates unchanged; but did make clear its view that vaccines are key to the trajectory of the economic recovery.
Jan 19, 2021
Weak Jobs Report Emphasizes COVID's Scars
December brought the first payrolls decline since last April; with leisure/hospitalityâ?"and womenâ?"bearing the brunt of the weakness. Expect more economic "scarring" to come.
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