Things are going well, no doubt. But is all as well as it seems? Once again equities are very narrow, with a handful of large capitalization stocks leading the charge. Read the January Market Commentary for a detailed overview of the situation.
Federal spending was substantial in 2023, particularly late in the year. Job growth has largely centered around government and healthcare, not cyclical sectors that might indicate a path to future growth. Read the December Market Commentary for a detailed overview of the situation.
The significant November rebound in equities stands in stark contrast to the disappointing earnings season and 5% rates that drove October lows. Read the November Market Commentary for a detailed overview of the situation.
Tighter financial conditions are impacting both stocks and the real world where higher interest rates are impacting auto loans, credit cards and overall business conditions. Read the October Market Commentary for a detailed overview of the situation.
After one- and one-half years of raising rates, the fed is finally getting the slowing economy it wants. But is it too much? Read the September Market Commentary for a detailed overview of the situation.
As the summer closes, there are two news items that are expected to impact the markets. The first is the message from the federal government that they intend to taper its bond purchases. The second is the negative Michigan Consumer Sentiment survey about consumer confidence. Learn how each will likely affect the market to prepare for the coming changes.
June 2021 is ending the month on an unconvincing run as breadth diminished, even as the overall index increased. This narrowing participation strikes us as a sign of risk, as investors remain unconvinced about future strength and where rates will go. As a result, equities remain in equity-rotation limbo. Review Stableford Capital’s June Market Commentary to inform your decisions.
We are entering a decelerating growth environment which explains the relatively flat May that equities and S&P 500 experienced. Why do we find ourselves in this slow down what are the smart moves? Review Stableford Capital’s May Market Commentary to inform your decisions.
A slow-down in recent growth is inevitable. US economists predict equities will peak during the second quarter of 2021. How can you leverage a shifting market? In the Stableford Market Commentary: 2021 learn what’s being worth selling, and why, how equities are projected to perform for the remainder of 2021, and the prediction for 10-year Treasury Bond rates.
Inflation is a concern to today’s investors. We can’t blame them – there’s hasn’t been a huge inflationary spike in 30 years.
How do recent market performance and anticipation of inflation impact equities?
In the Stableford Market Commentary: March 2021, Justin Thomas offers a research-backed view of the market, along with the balance between inflation and equities.