June 06, 2021

Last week, started with a lack of motivation as trading showed no clear direction. Traders' eyes were on Friday's job data, which created random trading with low volume. The Friday job data, as so many investors hoped to provide a new momentum, was not fantastic, but not bad either, in our view. Investors once more …

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May 30, 2021

The month of “Sell in May and go away” is just about to end with a happy ending for risk assets. Thanks to weaker USD and waning global inflation risks. Last week, major global stocks made a comeback as inflation fear subsided. The market focus was on the consumer data with purchases of goods and …

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May 23, 2021

“April showers bring May flowers”, as economy is blooming and corporate profits surging. Last week was an intense week for markets, from tech to crypto, and even for bonds and commodities. The global market finished side-ways, tilted upwards, as it was in tug-of-war between rising inflation concerns and U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy decision....

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May 16, 2021

Last week, global stocks posted their worst week since February as inflation fear sent shivers through market. The CPI number indicated fast rising inflation with a "wow" effect. Prices rose in areas which have been mostly impacted by the pandemic and now are facing the gradual reopening. On a closer look at the CPI components, …

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May 09, 2021

Last week global stocks finished a volatile week in a winning stream, amid U.S. job data that was below any expectation and hence was a relief for a majority of investors who believes that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not make any change to its stimulus program, soon....

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May 02, 2021

"Sell in May" for trading Fed's path? Market was calm, last week, for most major global indices. Based on just over half of the S&P 500 corporate earnings reports, 87% beat estimates by a historically elevated rate of 24%. Last week's glut economic and corporate data has shown incredible strides in the economic recovery, in …

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April 25, 2021

Last week was the week of swing, as stocks ended where they started. President Biden's tax hike proposal, fears of inflation risk and asset bubble were amongst the catalysts for the market fluctuations. Surging international Covid cases, taking capital gains and splashes of earnings played a role, too. Healthcare and real estate shares led the …

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April 18, 2021

Global stocks, bonds and commodities cheered the better-than-expected economic news, having the S&P 500 passed its sixth advance of the past seven weeks. Investors' one-year inflation expectation soared. The University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey rose to 86.5, just shy of the 89 forecast, which can offer a bit of comfort till end of the …

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April 11, 2021

Last week has been a rather quiet week as the weight shifted towards the prospect for economic recovery. However, major global indices were hovering on their new record high levels. This raises several questions for investors: 1. Where does the fuel for the engine of this bull market come from? 2. Are we close to …

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April 04, 2021

Happy Easter. Good Friday started Easter weekend, as the holiday-shortened week capped off a strong first quarter for equities. The S&P 500 hit above the 4,000-point mark for the first time ever, along with major global indices which all hit fresh new record highs....

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March 28, 2021

Last week global stock market was swinging between the bookend of the past year's steady gain and this year's volatility caused by interest rate fear. Major Global indices logged solid gains so far, having nearly one quarter of 2021 in the books. The stock market rebound over the last 12 months was exceptionally strong, following …

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March 21, 2021

Today, March 21st is the one-year anniversary of the fastest bull-to-bear market, i.e. market bottom, on record. We experienced a lot during the past year, as stocks, commodities, and long-term yields have come a long way thanks to better economic prospects, historical fiscal spending, and broad central bank monetary policy accommodations. The global economy has …

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March 14, 2021

Last week stocks rallied and major global indices touched new record highs, amid progresses in vaccination, fast approaching reopenings, and the $1.9 trillion U.S. fiscal stimulus package as President Biden signed into law on Thursday. The new bill which, in our view, could be the last stimulus check is distributed as follows...:

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March 07, 2021

Last week global stock market continued its wrestling with the interest rate, as the yield rapidly topped 1.6% and stock market sold-off. Investors are clearly divided into two separate camps, with below rationales: 1. Higher interest rates and higher stock prices cannot exist together. 2. Stock sold-off excessively, amid a new direction for the market. …

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February 28, 2021

Both, equities and fixed income finished an unsettled week, as all eyes were on interest rates. Bonds were bleeding across the spectrum and bond volatility spiked to the highest level since April, which eventually spilled over to all asset classes. Yields are marching up from their historical lows, over the last two months, or better …

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February 14, 2021

Major global indices finished modestly positive, last week, amid strong earnings, optimism about fiscal stimulus and some sound structure around vaccine distribution. The hot topic in the market, for now, is inflation. Investors are mainly concerned about how inflation will affect sectors and the bullish market. Last week inflation data was quite depressing and U.S. …

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February 07, 2021

What a difference a week makes! Last week, major global indices posted their best weekly gain since November, amid investors' optimism over fiscal stimulus and progress on vaccine distribution Just a week before, some speculated that GameStop mania which sparked market pull back, was a signal of a broader market bubble We did not We …

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January 31, 2021

Global stocks logged their biggest weekly loss in three months, amid volatile trading in certain pockets of the market and fear of speculative excesses. Last week made no history – just a syllabus for unique market behaviour, as the stock of a video game retailer, GameStop, skyrocketed and a narrative of small day traders versus …

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January 24, 2021

Over the last week, major global indices finished slightly off record high, as investors were balancing positive news on vaccine rollout and generous fiscal stimulus, with near-term challenges of worsening coronavirus news and the sustainability of government deficit levels....

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January 17, 2021

Last week stocks took a breather and declined modestly, after posting record highs the week before. Investors weigh in President elect's $1.9 trillion fiscal-stimulus plan, which was smaller than expected, disappointing vaccine distributions and new economic lockdowns that could be here for longer time....

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