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Exchanges may halt trading when the S&P 500 Index® drops quickly. Here’s how “circuit breakers” work and what they’re supposed to do.
Market Commentary

U.S. stocks fell Tuesday on persistent concerns over the debt ceiling, along with a continued increase in Treasury yields.
You Take My Breadth Away: Market’s Underlying Deterioration
Market Commentary

Last week, the S&P 500 was trading at an all-time high, but the underlying deterioration in breadth and non-confirmations by other indexes bears watching.
Lockdown Leadership Unlikely To Last
Market Commentary

In the last few weeks, stock market leadership reversed back to lockdown-era defensives as the stock market made new all-time highs.
Is Good Data Now Bad News?
Market Commentary

It’s possible that good data could be interpreted as bad news for U.S. markets in the near-term as strong economic data could prompt the Fed to unwind earlier.
2021 Mid-Year Outlook: Global Stocks and Economy
Market Commentary

The recovery is now over; a new global economic expansion has begun. The new economic cycle has seen stock market leadership pass from the U.S. to Europe.
Signs Inflation’s Surge Is Transitory
Market Commentary

While it’s very early to say the rise in inflation has passed, there are signs that the fastest part of the rebound in inflation might soon be over.
Is Stagflation Back?
Market Commentary

The shortage of supplies indicates risk of economic weakness coupled with rising prices.
What’s Working? Two Ideas For Investors
Market Commentary

In recent months, two investment themes have been rewarding investors with outperformance: defense sector companies and those participating in share buybacks.
Pump it Up: Earnings Season Starts Off Strong
Market Commentary

Although earnings season has a ways to go, the results have been strong enough to significantly boost growth expectations, while also easing some valuation concerns.
Market Commentary

As the calendar turns to spring, Washington seems to be finally catching its breath after a frantic first quarter of 2021, which began with riots at the US Capitol and continued through the inauguration of a new president, the impeachment of the previous president, and the remarkably quick passage of a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill—the second-largest stimulus package ever signed into law.
The Next Bubble?
Market Commentary

The specific set of conditions that have historically characterized the start of an investment bubble appear to be forming.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Speculative Trades Take a Breather
Market Commentary

Trendy and speculative trades have gained micro bubble status and rolled over of late, but their weakness hasn’t infected the broader market.
Stimulus Payback: 2023
Market Commentary

Policymakers in major economies have pointed to 2023 as the date the stimulus payback may begin.
It’s What You Value … and Where You Find It
Market Commentary

Investor attention has shifted from Growth to Value as the economy regains its footing, but understanding their factors and fundamentals is crucial.
Bull? Bear? How about a “Bunny” market?
Market Commentary

Not likely a bear market, but it may feel less like last year’s charging bull market. Perhaps a “bunny” market, with the stock market hopping up and down.
Red Flag Day: Bond Yield Spike Denting Euphoric Sentiment
Market Commentary

Sentiment has been a problem; higher yields was the catalyst for a bit of a reset.
Have EM stocks lost their immunity to rising rates?
Market Commentary

Should interest rates continue to climb at a more moderate pace, EM stocks may rebound and rise alongside bond yields, as they have done historically.
Market Commentary

As quickly as it soared to the moon, GameStop came back down to earth; but the lessons learned are key to turning day trading speculators into longer-term investors.
Your Portfolio May Be Less Diversified Than You Think
Market Commentary

Obtaining global diversification has never been easier.
Bridging the Gap(s): Converging and Diverging Trends Stemming From the Crisis
Market Commentary

As a review of the year that was, today’s report analyzes and dissects the nature of the K-shaped recovery in both the economy and stock market.

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