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7.9 Trillion Reasons Not to Fight the Fed, ECB, BOJ or BOE

If record high stock prices and record low yields on corporate bonds in the middle of a global pandemic seem...

Stocks post fifth positive week in a row

The Big NumberThe exchange rate of the Chinese Yuan against the U.S. dollar as set by the People’s Bank of...

Federal Reserve cuts rates, S&P 500, Nasdaq hit new highs

The Big Number The reduction in the Federal Funds rate so far this year. Market Notes The U.S. Federal Reserve...

Volatility down, markets up as trade frictions ease

The Big Number: -48.1%The percent decline in the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) since August 5th, the height of the recent...

Better than expected earnings provide reason for investor optimism

Muted inflation expectations may lead to further rate cuts

The Big NumberThe expected change in prices (inflation) during the next 5-10 years, as compiled by the University of Michigan....

A volatile week for markets as impeachment, GDP dominate headlines

The Big NumberThe number of quarters since the prior peak in real U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Market NotesWhile the...

U.S. Politics Takes Center Stage for the Week

The Big NumberThe current chance that Elizabeth Warren will win the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination, according to PredictIt. Market NotesU.S....

Central banks continue to ease as global economy slows

The Big NumberGlobal central bank easing since the start of the year based on the cumulative actions of 33 major...

China Retaliates on Trade, Stocks Drop

BIG NUMBER-.11%(Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe yield that a new German 30-year bond fetched...

Stocks Drop in Volatile Week; Yield Curve Inverts

BIG NUMBER+64%(Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe jump, since the end of July, in the...

Trade Talks Continue to Drive Global Markets

BIG NUMBER7.0(Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the...

Markets Sink on Trump Trade Tweet

BIG NUMBER94 Basis Points(Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe decline from the November 2018 highs...

Solid Earnings, Economic Data Push Markets Higher

BIG NUMBER10.1(Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe current difference in the price-to-earnings ratios of the...

Volatility Declines as Markets Rise

BIG NUMBER46.4% (Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISHow far current realized volatility in the S&P...

Markets Rise Following Testimony from Fed Chairman Powell

BIG NUMBER-0.34% (Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe year-to-date decline in the 10-year global real...
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