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Growth and the Delta variant fears are driving a market sell-off, which clashes with the Fed's pivot to tightening discussions. Infrastructure negotiations continue along with earnings season as oil prices fall following OPEC+ production increases.

Fed communications remain the major market moving force, which has flattened the Treasury curve, as inflation risks have ebbed. Negotiations over the American Jobs Plan continues and finally, global regulations roils cryptocurrencies.


Morning Markets Brief 5-10-2021

Summary and Price Action Rundown Global risk assets are mixed this morning as market participants digest last week’s rally and ponder the outlook for inflation amid high and rising commodity prices. S&P 500 futures indicate a 0.1% higher open after the index advanced 0.7% on Friday to surmount the prior … Continue reading “Morning Markets Brief 5-10-2021”

Five Minute Macro 9-20-2021

In this week’s Five Minute Macro, China’s real estate crisis is spilling over into global financial markets. The Fed meets on Wednesday where the focus will be on any guidance for the taper of their balance sheet. Delta keeps growth uneven, while infrastructure negotiations continue and finally, oil prices near … Continue reading “Five Minute Macro 9-20-2021”


Afternoon Markets Brief 5-7-2021

 Summary and Price Action Rundown US equities hit new records today as disappointing US jobs data eased overheating fears and reinforced the accommodative policy posture of the Federal Reserve, keeping Treasuries tame and sinking the dollar. The S&P 500 advanced 0.7% today to surmount last week’s record high, taking year-to-date … Continue reading “Afternoon Markets Brief 5-7-2021”

Looking Ahead – Home on the Range

Millions of pandemic-weary Americans are already eagerly looking forward to their vacations in July and August, but there is one summer getaway on the calendar that market participants are eyeing warily – the Federal Reserve’s late August Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Last year, the virtual version of the … Continue reading “Looking Ahead – Home on the Range”

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