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Week-in-Review: Week ending in 06.04.21

The Bottom Line ● U.S. stocks rallied on the week but still couldn’t close above their May 7th all‐time high. The S&P 500 gained + 0.6%, but the small cap Russell 2000 led for the second straight week with an advance of +0.8%. ● On Friday, the Bureau of Labor...

Month-in-Review: May 2021

Quick Takes ● Heavyweight bout. Much of May was a battle between rising inflation fears and growing optimism from the U.S. economic recovery. Overall, though, the data points to an economy, and corporate earnings picture, that remains in an upswing. ● All’s well...

Week-in-Review: Week ending in 05.28.21

The Bottom Line ● Stocks rallied during the week to close within 1% of their all‐time high. The S&P 500 gained +1%, but small cap Russell 2000 and tech‐heavy Nasdaq led with gains of + 2.4% and +2.1% respectively. ● On Friday, the U.S. Department of Commerce...

Week-in-Review: Week ending in 05.21.21

The Bottom Line ● Another late week rally was not enough to undo an early week pullback in choppy trading that was reminiscent of last week. In the end the S&P 500 slipped ‐0.4% for its first back‐to‐back weekly decline since February. ● The U.S. 10‐year Treasury...

Week-in-Review: Week ending in 05.14.21

The Bottom Line ● A big stock rally on Friday couldn’t reverse the losses incurred Monday through Wednesday. The Cboe VIX Volatility Index surged past 28 on Wednesday before falling back under 19 on Friday as the market rebounded. ● Both consumer and producer...