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In this week's 5 Minute Macro, stimulus spending remains in the tops spot, with higher Treasury yields moving up to the second spot and inflation outlook dropping a spot. Powell's testimony to Congress and Bitcoin at new highs round out the top five.

The Biden administration lays out a two-stage stimulus plan, while political tensions continue to simmer and Fed sends mixed policy signals. Meanwhile, US economic data continues to weaken and China tensions continue to percolate.

In this week's Five Minute Macro, political tension remains front and center, while increased odds of fiscal stimulus moves and mixed Fed signals follow. Inflation expectations hit multi-year highs and China-US tensions continue to percolate.


Morning Markets Brief 2-8-2021

Summary and Price Action Rundown Global risk assets are building on last week’s gains as optimism continues to build for an impending economic recovery amid upbeat growth signals, upsized US fiscal stimulus, and expanding Covid-19 vaccine distribution. S&P 500 futures indicate a 0.3% higher open after the index advanced 4.7% … Continue reading “Morning Markets Brief 2-8-2021”

Five Minute Macro 3-1-2021

In this week’s Five Minute Macro, elevating Treasury yields moves into the first spot, followed by accommodative central banks. The Covid relief bill moves down to third and the inflation forecast into fourth, with Bitcoin highs remaining at the fifth spot.


Afternoon Markets Brief 2-5-2021

Summary and Price Action Rundown US equities chugged higher today as January’s highly-anticipated jobs report evidenced modest improvement but missed estimates, pulling the dollar off its recent multi-month highs. The S&P 500 added 0.4% to register its second consecutive record close, bringing the ascent for the index to 4.7% on … Continue reading “Afternoon Markets Brief 2-5-2021”

Looking Ahead – Fresh Squeezed 2-5-2021

Looking Ahead – Fresh Squeezed   A week ago, when shares of GameStop and other heavily-shorted companies were still soaring and exacting a heavy toll on the hedge funds caught offside, analysts had their heads on a swivel looking around for the next target of the Reddit WallStreetBets short-squeeze mob. … Continue reading “Looking Ahead – Fresh Squeezed 2-5-2021”

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