Over the past few weeks, equities have largely moved sideways. But it is not just the past few weeks that have been a wash. Zooming out on the S&P 500 shows that it is now trading at roughly the same level as it was in May of 2021 and May of 2022.
April 2023 Market Commentary – From Pain to Gain
Asset prices fluctuated considerably during the beginning of 2023 but ended up posting widespread gains. A decline in U.S. Treasury yields helped boost both fixed income and equity returns, while commodity prices fell.
Financial markets digested multiple crosscurrents during the first quarter, including stress in the global banking system, falling inflationary pressure, and mixed global growth data.
Markets In Motion – Something Broke
A few weeks ago we shared our thoughts on the SVB collapse and the regional bank crisis (link). As we enter the fourth week of this crisis, we can begin to draw more conclusions. First, banks do not seem to have the same balance sheet problems as in 2008.
SVB and Signature Bank Collapse: What You Need to Know
The wounds of the 2008 financial crisis cut deep. So unsurprisingly when another US bank fails, everyone sits up and takes notice. This past weekend, Silicon Valley Bank collapsed…
Feb 2023 Market Commentary with Jeff Thompson
Our CEO Jeff Thompson talks about the current market conditions.Recorded February 28, 2023Chief Executive Officer | Portfolio Manager
Markets In Motion – A New Bull Market?
Animal spirits are alive and well as financial conditions have eased considerably the past few months – lower dollar, lower yields, lower volatility. Add reduced inflationary pressure and a more dovish Federal Reserve — that equals a significant rally in global equities.
Markets in Motion: Looking Ahead to 2023
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Post-election recap and market commentary with John Forlines and Nick Lobley
December 2022 post-election conversation with Chief Investment Officer John Forlines III, and Portfolio Manager Nick Lobley.
Webinar – Global Tactical Portfolios 3rd Quarter 2022 Review
Watch our latest webinar Global Tactical Portfolios 3rd Quarter Review recorded November 1st, 2022 with Chief Investment Officer, John Forlines III and Portfolio Manager Nick Lobley…
Trick or Treat? Fed Not Ready to Pivot
In our last Markets in Motion, we discussed that the Fed is unlikely to pivot from their aggressive monetary tightening. Since then, Fed speakers have reiterated that stance. Another theme is that...
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 – Not Out of the Woods… Yet
Major stock indices crossed some key technical thresholds, and interest rates and commodities pulled back sharply as economic concerns really start to pile up ahead of a hawkish Federal Reserve....