Over the past week, equity markets moved higher, and interest rates continued to moderate. First quarter earnings will now be a large focus for investors in the next days and weeks. Banks kicked things off last Wednesday and reported big numbers. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo all beat estimates. As mentioned previously, FactSet is… Read the full article.
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Equity markets continue to push through to all-time highs. The S&P 500 is now right at +10% year-to-date. Cyclical sectors, including energy, financials, industrials, and transportation, remain the leaders. By no means is the bull market limited to these areas, but these are the beneficiaries of a newly minted bull market. Demand side growth is… Read the full article.
Many, if not all, of us were surprised by the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on our everyday lives. The impact was felt across the social and economic spectrum and spurred some unprecedented governmental aid and spending. This aid came in the form of stimulus packages for individuals and small businesses that could amplify the country’s… Read the full article.
U.S. Equity Markets Hit All-Time Highs Just 12 Months After Covid Onset: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – April 5, 2021
U.S. equity markets had a big week, perhaps in response to the prospect of a large infrastructure package out of Washington D.C., coupled with job growth and blowout consumer confidence numbers. The S&P 500 was up more than 2% last week and was up big again today. The economy appears to be on the brink… Read the full article.
Technology is on the Front Lines of Rising Rates: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – March 30, 2021
Worldwide equity markets remain volatile, with moves up or down more than 1% occurring regularly. Everything is still tied to interest rates. Investors saw some expected moderation in rising rates last week, but this morning we hit a new high in the 10-year Treasury bond. The yield is currently at 1.75% and a test of… Read the full article.
We spent much of last week reviewing the ongoing rise in interest rates, with a particular focus on how it may impact other asset classes. Our weekly commentary also suggested some possibilities on the continued advance going forward. On Friday, we conducted our monthly webinar for our advisor partners and provided data that set out… Read the full article.
Interest Rates Remain the Topic on Everyone’s Mind: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – March 17, 2021
It is always something. Right now, that something is the precipitous rise in interest rates. The all-important 10-year Treasury bond has now broken above resistance at the 1.5% to 1.6% level and appears to be holding the breakout. As we have discussed many times over the past weeks and months, we believe the big jump… Read the full article.
Volatility and Impact from Rising Yields Continues: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – March 10, 2021
Volatility remains elevated across all markets as investors seek some equilibrium between forecasted growth and rising interest rates. Money continues to rotate out of technology and into traditional cyclical sectors, including energy, financials, and industrials. The Nasdaq has been down several weeks in a row and, despite a big rally yesterday, the trend continues. As… Read the full article.
Interest rates remain the primary focus of investors. The rapid increase in rates over the past six months reached a crescendo last week with the 10-Year Treasury yield breaching 1.6%. To put this in perspective, that benchmark rate has risen nearly 200% since August 2020. Most of the jump has occurred since the beginning of… Read the full article.
Is the Continued Rise in Interest Rates Really Cause for Concern?: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – February 23, 2021
The broad-based U.S. equity indices (S&P 500) sold off again yesterday, which made five consecutive down days (note that we made up for some of these losses at market close today). The reason for the recent drops given by most analysts, is the continuing unabated rise in interest rates. The 10-year Treasury yield has now… Read the full article.
From tech titans to the daily news, there is a lot of buzz about Bitcoin. While the opinions on its utility, viability and value are varied, it is important to understand some basics about Bitcoin Decentralized. Cryptocurrency is decentralized digital money that is based on blockchain technology. Decentralized means that there is no central governing… Read the full article.
Technology Moves Forward as Bond Yields Surge: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – February 16, 2021
U.S. and international equity markets continue to move higher, albeit more slowly. Despite a slow rotation into cyclicals, which has been occurring over the past several months, technology continues to move forward. This could be evidence that investors aren’t completely convinced we are on the brink of reopening our society, or that investors truly believe… Read the full article.
Equity Markets Start To Reflect What Really Matters: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – February 8, 2021
World equity markets have quickly shrugged off the January swoon, as well as the perceived GameStop/Robinhood threat to the workings of financial markets. As we have pointed out many times, the things that really matter transcend opinion – and the vast majority of everything else is noise. So, what is it that really matters? Interest… Read the full article.
What’s the Deal with GameStop and How is it Impacting the Market?: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – February 2, 2021
Equity markets dropped across the board last week. The pullback erased all gains seen earlier in January and resulted in a monthly loss of more than 1% for the S&P 500. We recently discussed the possibility of earnings not meeting the lofty expectation set by the markets over the past few months. The move straight… Read the full article.
Q4 Earnings Reports… Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – January 26, 2021
We are about to see if the equity market’s fabulous run since the beginning of November is supported by reality. Earnings drive price and price tends to forecast earnings. Beginning tomorrow (and over the next few days) we are going to hear from some of the nation’s bellwether companies about how well they did during… Read the full article.
Markets resumed their uptrend today after Friday’s selling and the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The broad indices recovered last week’s losses and are again positive for the month. January is considered a good barometer for the rest of the year. If markets are positive to start the year, they usually end the year positive as… Read the full article.
Broad Market Indices Reach All-Time Highs Again, This Time Paired with a Stronger Economy: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – January 12, 2021
Equity markets have begun the year in positive territory, continuing the move that started in early November. This is the result of investors projecting additional stimulus on the back of a Biden presidency and a Democrat-controlled Congress. We are seeing money move into cyclicals like transportation, industrials, and energy. This has occurred at the expense of… Read the full article.
I hope all our investment and advisor partners had a wonderful holiday week spent with family and loved ones. It is all that really matters at the end of the day. I also hope each of you are healthy, as are as those that you care about. That cannot be emphasized enough these days. U.S…. Read the full article.
Well… 2020 just can’t end soon enough for me. COVID just keeps coming – and in novel ways. We are now faced with the emergence of a new and particularly contagious strain that appeared in the UK over the past several weeks. The situation is bad enough that the entire country has shut down and travel… Read the full article.
Patience is a Virtue… and Exactly What Investors Need: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – December 15, 2020
U.S. equity markets continue to digest the sudden large gains seen in November. Major indices are essentially flat since December 1 and SPY has experienced four straight down days after hitting record highs on December 6. This makes for the longest consecutive losing streak in almost three months. However, all is not bad. Churning for… Read the full article.