Stocks Tend to Ignore Shutdowns

Next week could bring the third government shutdown of 2018, especially after the fireworks out of Washington yesterday. In a widely watched live TV debate, President Trump sparred with Senate Minority Leader Schumer and House Minority Leader Pelosi regarding funding...

Market Update | Dec 12, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights May to face confidence vote on Brexit. UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of confidence after the required 48 letters of “no confidence” were received from MPs following her three-stop tour across Europe yesterday. The meetings...

Bond Sector Swings

Yields on two-year and three-year Treasury notes remain higher than five-year yields after both spreads turned negative last week, known as an inverting of the yield curve. However, as we discussed last week, it’s the spread between yields on longer dated Treasuries,...

Market Update | Dec 11, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Another big reversal off the lows. The S&P 500 Index once again found support near the bottom end of its recent range, this time bouncing significantly off the intraday lows. At its low’s, the S&P 500 was down 1.9%, but managed to...

5 Takeaways from Current Volatility

Last week was a tough week for stocks, with the S&P 500 Index down 4.5%, the worst performance since March. So what are some things investors should consider? To help answer that question, here are five takeaways on the near-term outlook for stocks. We continue to...

Market Update | Dec 10, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Retesting October-November lows. The S&P 500 Index fell 4.6% last week, its worst week since March, leaving the index in line with the lows of the latest correction. Losses were driven primarily by three issues: the risk that U.S.-China...