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Equity Markets Attempt to Rebound from Monday Plunge

In this week's 5 Minute Macro: Coronavirus Outbreak remains front and center along with Global Growth at the top. The Federal Reserve, Safe Haven Status Fueling Dollar Appreciation and US Political Uncertainty round out the top 5.

On this week's #HPSMacrocast, @tonyfratto & the @marketspolicy gang discuss how coronavirus is impacting markets. On the heels of the latest Democratic debate, @BDeAngelis82 joins to break down the primary race and the upcoming Nevada Caucus.


Morning Markets Brief 2-28-2020

Summary and Price Action Rundown Global risk assets remain under pressure this morning as investors continue to grapple with fears of a global pandemic and the potentially severe economic fallout thereof. S&P 500 futures indicate a 0.9% lower open to extend its four-session loss of 10.8% this week, which has … Continue reading “Morning Markets Brief 2-28-2020”

Five Minute Macro 2-24-2020

With infection rates accelerating, the Coronavirus Outbreak remains front and center along with Global Growth as the biggest driver of markets this week. The Federal Reserve and Global Central Banks expectations for further easing remains third. Safe Haven Status Fueling Dollar Appreciation enters the top five for the first time … Continue reading “Five Minute Macro 2-24-2020”


Afternoon Markets Brief 2-27-2020

Summary and Price Action Rundown US equities fell precipitously and added to the steep losses on the week as investors confront the risk that the coronavirus outbreak develops into a global pandemic. The S&P 500 fell 4.4% as the first case of the coronavirus in the US raised investor’s fears … Continue reading “Afternoon Markets Brief 2-27-2020”

Looking Ahead – When the Going Gets Tough…

In times like these, as the saying goes, the tough get going. In financial markets, though, when the going gets tough, the Fed gets going, with rate cuts, accommodative forward policy guidance, even asset purchases (aka quantitative easing or QE). This is what market participants have come to depend on … Continue reading “Looking Ahead – When the Going Gets Tough…”

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