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Week-in-Review: Week ending in 05.07.21

The Bottom Line ● Friday night heights returned as the S&P 500 and Dow closed the week at all‐time highs. The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) fell from 18.6 last week to end Friday at 16.7. ● The yield on the benchmark U.S. 10‐year Treasury note sank ‐0.05% to 1.58%...

Month-in-Review: April 2021

Quick Takes ● Vaccinations help economy bloom. Nearly 250 million vaccinations have been administered in the U.S. marking 43% of the U.S. population with at least one vaccine dose. Meanwhile, new U.S COVID‐19 cases are down 80% from their peak in January. ● From...

Week-in-Review: Week ending in 04.16.21

The Bottom Line ● For the third week and a row the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both closed at new record highs. Earnings and economic data continues to come in stronger‐than‐expected. ● After being relatively flat for the last two weeks, the yield on...

Week-in-Review: Week ending in 04.09.21

The Bottom Line ● The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both ended the week at new record highs. The gains came as markets got hotter‐than‐expected data on producer price inflation, and as Treasuries came under pressure, with yields paring back from recent...

Month-in-Review: March 2021

Quick Takes ● March by the numbers. U.S. stocks were up nicely in in March. The headline S&P 500 index returned + 4.4% (with dividends), its fourth positive month in the last five. All 11 sectors posted positive results, led by Energy (+29.3%). Large Value topped...