Opinion – Wednesday 27 April 2022

An ugly trading session as U.S. Equity Markets reversed Monday’s gains before getting slammed in the last hour of trading. The NASDAQ 100 led the declines closing lower by 3.87%. This move lower saw the VIX surge 24%, closing at a price of 33.52. According to research...

Opinion – Tuesday 26 April 2022

U.S. Equity Markets reversed afternoon losses to close higher, led by the 1.32% rally in the NASDAQ 100. U.S. stocks trended higher due to a decline in bond yields – as investors purchased shares of high-growth companies after recent declines. Because of this, some...

Opinion – Monday 25 April 2022

After a difficult week, U.S. Equity Markets got slammed on Friday, closing lower by 3% across the board. To cap out the week, investors analysed first-quarter results from major firms to gauge the domestic economy’s health as inflation continues to pressure...

Opinion – Friday 22 April-2022

Following a volatile trading session, U.S. Equity Markets, reversed earlier gains before closing lower, led by the 2% fall in the NASDAQ 100. This move lower saw the VIX surge over 11%. The U.S. Department of Labour reported that another 184,000 individuals filed...

Opinion – Thursday 21 April 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished the day lower after a mixed session in which the NASDAQ fell 1.49% while the Dow ended yesterday with a gain of 0.71%. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic said he believes the U.S. economy can stand on its own without...

Opinion – Wednesday 20 April 2022

Despite U.S. 10-Year Treasuries hitting a 42-Month high of 2.94%, Equity Markets finished the day higher led by a 2.15% rise in the NASDAQ 100. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said the central bank may pursue an interest-rate hike of 75 basis...

Opinion – Tuesday 19 April 2022

Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labour reported that another 185,000 individuals filed Initial Jobless Claims in the week ending April 9, which was higher than the prior’s week’s upwardly revised figure of 167,000 and Wall Street’s forecast of...

Opinion – Thursday 14 April 2022

Despite the Bank of Canada raising Interest Rates by 0.5% and a much higher PPI print, U.S. Equity Markets finished yesterday higher led by the 2% rebound in the NASDAQ 100. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics’ Producer Price Index data for March rose 11.2% on...

Opinion – Wednesday 13 April 2022

U.S. Equity Markets reversed afternoon gains before selling off into the close. The NASDAQ 100 again led the declines with a loss of 0.36%. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics’ Consumer Price Index (“CPI”) data for March rose 8.5% year over year...

Opinion – Tuesday 12 April 2022

Ten-Year Treasuries rising to a three-year high saw U.S. Equity Markets close lower led again by the NASDAQ 100 which started the week with another loss of 2.35%. Money Managers and traders are concerned about the future policy implications ahead of this afternoon’s...

Opinion – Friday 8 April 2022

Despite 10-Year Treasuries seven basis points higher at a yield of 2.66 %, U.S. Equity Markets reversed earlier losses to close higher on the day, led by the 0.43% gain in the S&P.  In a speech at the University of Missouri, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard...

Opinion – Thursday 7 April 2022

Rising Bond Yields saw U.S. Equity Markets get hit hard again yesterday, led by the 2.17% fall in the NASDAQ 100. This move higher in Bond yields saw investors rushing out of risk assets. Remember, the thought is that higher Bond Yields will make it more expensive for...

Opinion – Wednesday 6 April 2022

U.S. Equity Markets reversed all of Monday’s gains as one Fed Member called for a rapid rate rise. The NADAQ 100 led yesterday’s session lower, closing with a loss of 2.24%. Federal Reserve Board member Lael Brainard said inflation is growing too quickly and that the...

Opinion – Tuesday 5 April 2022

U.S. Equity Markets started the new week in positive fashion led by the 2% gain in the NASDAQ 100. Federal Reserve speakers grabbed some of the headlines. San Francisco President Mary Daly said the case is building for a 50-basis point, or 0.5%, rate increase at the...