Opinion – Friday 19 March 2021

U.S. Equity Markets fell as bond yields were back in focus, finishing the day lower, led by the NASDAQ 100 which closed with a loss of 3.13%. Rising bond yields drove the selling. The 10-year Treasury yield rose above 1.7%, hitting the highest level in more than a...

Opinion – Thursday 18 March 2021

U.S. Equity Markets spiked on yesterday’s Federal Reserve announcement, finishing the day higher, led by the Dow which closed with a gain of 0.58%. The Federal Reserve was the big story of the day. Up until the afternoon announcement, markets drifted lower. But...

Opinion – Tuesday 16 March 2021

U.S. Equity Markets closed higher for the seventh consecutive trading session as both the Dow and S&P closed at new all-time highs. Markets rose to new all-time highs on a relatively quiet day. On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that inflation from...

Opinion – Monday 15 March 2021

U.S. Equity Markets bounced around to end the week, finishing the day mixed, as the NASDAQ 100 closed lower by 0.89% while the Dow closed at a new all-time high with a gain of 0.90%. Bond Yields returned as the main story. Treasury yields picked up once again,...

Opinion – Friday 12 March 2021

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 Index, and the Russell 2000 Index all made new intra-day highs before having a small sell-off into the close. Economic data was again the driver of this latest move higher. Jobs data continued their recent strength, with...

Opinion – Thursday 11 March 2021

Tame inflation data boosted U.S. Equity Markets, ending the day higher after a choppy session. The Dow was again the big winner, closing higher by 1.46%, helped by Boeing’s 6% gain. U.S. consumer price index (“CPI”) rose 0.4% on a month-over-month basis,...