Market has High, High Hopes 🎵

😅 Decelerating COVID. Domestic #COVID19 delta surge seems to be flattening. Investor optimism rising as fears of further restrictions or lockdowns hampering #COVIDRecovery ease. Hopes bolstered with FDA approving Pfizer vaccine as well. 💸 Powell backs EOY tapering. Fed Chair Powell supports tapering Fed purchases this year. Given all-time market highs, investors expected Fed support pullback, but were encouraged as Powell Read More

Cyclical Pullback on Uncertainty

📉 Markets sink on Fed tapering. Markets dropped in power hour Wed as Fed commentary indicated purchase tapering by end of year. Investors mostly shook off macro uncertainty in Afghanistan and ever increasing #COVID19, but Fed minutes tipped the scales. 🌊. 4th wave rising. #COVID19 cases and hospitalizations approaching 3rd wave levels. (Deaths still lower, but also lagging indicator.) #COVIDRecovery trajectory Read More

China Shocks Market 🇨🇳

🇨🇳  China crackdown. #ChinaTension rising as Washington relationship referred to as ‘dead end’. China cracking down particularly on Tech making investors extremely nervous. Pending M&A deal approvals likely to face higher scrutiny as well. 📱 Weak Big Tech earnings. #BigTech and growth names largely lower following weaker #earnings last week. Growth down over -1% while overall S&P 500 only slightly lower. Read More

4-Day Streak Caps Green Week 🍀

⛈  Stormy Monday. Perfect storm Monday with #CyberSecurity hack, rising #ChinaTension and ongoing #COVID19 delta surge. S&P 500 fell -2% while 10-year treasury yields plummeted -8% to start week. 🤗 Green recovery Market fear didn’t last as S&P 500 rallied +4% to finish week up +2%. Market sentiment got a boost from strong #earnings alleviating stalling #COVIDRecovery concerns. 🌳 Strong growth rotation. Growth won Read More

Market sentiment turns bearish 🐻

😷 Domestic COVID is back. After months of steadily declines, 🇺🇸 #COVID19 rising across cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Not 4th wave yet, but some counties already reimposing mask mandates. While primarily in unvaccinated areas, investors still spooked by stalling #COVIDRecovery. 💸 Is inflation really transient? Fed chair Powell reiterated transient inflation expectations after June’s 12-month CPI rose to +5.4%. #InflationFears getting louder Read More

Delta driving COVID resurgence 🦠

🤷‍♂️  What market uncertainty? Investors largely shook off #InflationFears and #COVID19 resurgence sending S&P 500 for another green week. Growth rotation continues to lead market up. 🧐  Banks slide on falling yields. 10-year treasury yields slipped -10% through Thursday before rebounding +5% Friday. Bond investors likely buying up treasuries as macro uncertainty rising. Banks 🏦 dip along with rates. 🦠  Domestic cases rising Read More

Earnings Winners 😃 & Losers 😖

💪 Domestic pandemic recovery strong. As cases continue to rise globally, 🇺🇸 #COVIDRecovery momentum strong. #Earnings winners saw reopenings and increased spending drive beats. Even #RevengeTravel got a boost with Europe likely opening to vaccinated Americans in summer. 🤢 International pandemic recovery not so much. #COVID19 continues to surge internationally with new all-time case highs. Companies with large international exposure were #earnings losers often Read More