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In Current Markets, Only Two Words Matter: Stimulus Spending

Stimulus spending is the theme that continues to defeat every other piece of news. Neither surging virus cases nor political...

Bond Market Bears Growling as 1% Is Breached

Whether you know it or not, your life and business are run based on the yield of the 10-year Treasury...

Top 2021 Themes: Horizon Investments’ New Year Special Report

Turning the calendar never felt so good. And with it comes the usual wave of predictions, no matter how badly...

PIIGS Fly and Other Stories of Investors Reaching for Risky Bets

Small-cap stocks and other beaten down segments are putting up good performance stats versus the benchmark indexes. The Russell 2000...

Highest Market Volatility Since 1987 as Fed Cuts Rates to Zero

Highest volatility since 1987 Black Monday Crash

After Wild Ride Last Week, Equities Sink on Oil Shock

Last week, global equities ended roughly flat at 0.5% (MXWD) — the smallest week-over-week return since the start of 2020....

Change in 10-Year yield by trading session

The number of the week? 68 bps is the cumulative change in the 10yr U.S. Treasury yield over the past...

Equities Plummet Amid Whippy Trading as Fed Rate Cut Near Certain

What a week! Equities had a truly awful time, with global stocks ending down -10.4% (MXWD) in incredibly whippy trading....

The Big Number: 100% Odds of Fed Rate Cut

100% — that’s the probability of an interest rate cut at the next scheduled Federal Reserve Open Market Committee Meeting...

Risk Averse Trading Dominates on Coronavirus and Election Fears

Long bond yield hits all-time lowDuring the short trading week last week, U.S. bond yields plummeted in risk-averse trading with...

Equities rally amid high consumer optimism, Coronavirus concerns

Record-high Consumer OptimismThe strength of the U.S. consumer might be the biggest story not being told right now, or at...

Markets outside China rise on hopes rate of Coronavirus infection has peaked

    The Big NumberThe decline in the CSI 300 from January 20th to February 3rd as coronavirus fear spread...

Concern over impact of the coronavirus drives markets lower

The Big NumberThe decline in the yield of the 10-year Treasury over the past two weeks. What this meansSo-called “exogenous...

Markets decline on fears of new coronavirus out of China

The Big NumberThe divergence in the performance between domestic large-cap value (SVX) and growth (SGX) stock indices over the last...

U.S. – China trade deal signed; equities hit new highs

The Big NumberDecember’s seasonally adjusted annualized rate of U.S. housing starts. What this meansU.S. housing starts were at their highest...

Stocks rise as Middle East tensions ease

The Big NumberThe percentage of the U.S. population of working age that is currently employed or actively looking for a...

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