Market Commentaries

09 Apr

Growth Stocks Lift Markets to Record Highs

April 9th, 2021 Markets kicked the second quarter off on a high note with the S&P 500 index hitting another all-time high on Friday. Growth stocks outpaced value stocks as the 10-year U.S. treasury yield retreated to 1.66%, down from a recent high of 1.75%, and on continued optimism for the U.S. post-Covid economic recovery….

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26 Mar

Investor Optimism Improves on Rate Stabilization

March 26, 2021 Optimism returned to the market this week on improved investor sentiment surrounding the U.S. economic reopening, on 10-year U.S. treasuries retreating from recent highs and as the Federal Reserve dished out some positive news for the banking sector. Travel-related stocks such as airlines and cruise ships helped move markets higher on growing…

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19 Mar

Rates Shake Markets Again

March 19, 2021 Despite setting another record high mid-week, the S&P 500 ended the week lower as bond markets continued to sound the alarm over rising rates. Stocks hit all-time highs Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell struck the right tone at this week’s FOMC meeting. He once again reiterated the central bank’s commitment…

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