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Markets in Motion – A Game of Chicken: Who Blinks First?

Markets in Motion – A Game of Chicken: Who Blinks First?

After a strong rally since the beginning of summer, stocks began to retreat after the S&P 500 rejected its 200-day moving average last week. The focus has returned to the macro backdrop, with a series of weak activity readings across the global economy. US housing data remains extremely weak with mortgage rates moving up again, mortgage applications falling, and other metrics continuing to miss. To add to that, July inflation came in lower than expected and decelerated.

Markets in Motion — A New Cold War?

Markets in Motion — A New Cold War?

Nation-state level war has returned to Europe. After weeks of escalation, Russian President Putin announced the invasion of Ukraine, citing protection of breakaway “republics” close to Russia as cassus belli while pledging to “demilitarize and de-nazify” the country…

Markets in Motion — As January Goes, So Goes the Year?

Markets in Motion — As January Goes, So Goes the Year?

Donoghue Forlines’ 2022 Global Markets Outlook. We are only a few weeks into the year, but investors must hope the adage “as January goes, so goes the year” does not hold true for 2022. After all, at the recent lows, the S&P 500 was down almost 10%, while the Nasdaq 100 was down almost 15%. And behind this pullback, pain in the most speculative parts of the market is starting to add up.