Market Commentaries

02 Nov

Markets Wake Up to Coronavirus Risks and No Pre-Election Stimulus Deal

October 30, 2020 After weeks of ignoring growing coronavirus risks, markets finally awoke to the reality that a second surge is taking hold across the globe. Europe, having avoided the worst of the first wave in March, is now approaching death rates approximating those in the U.S., prompting some countries to enact stricter social distancing…

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23 Oct

Elections: Perception Versus Reality

October 23, 2020 It’s shaping up to be a presidential election season like no other. It feels like we say this every four years, but this year it certainly feels very different. Whether it be the hardships inflicted by Covid, the increasingly polarizing political platforms, or the growing influence and reverberation from mainstream and social media…

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16 Oct

Strong Consumer Spending Lifts Stocks as Investors Await Stimulus Deal

October 16, 2020 Better than expected retail spending figures and a strong start to the Q3 earnings season lifted the S&P 500 to its third straight winning week. The third quarter earnings season kicked off in earnest this week with financial giants Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan leading banks to better than expected results as they…

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