Weekly Market Commentary

Cabana’s CEO Chadd Mason shares his unique perspective on the markets here and across the world every Monday.

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5 days ago

Yet Again, the Market Focuses on What Matters —Interest Rates and Earnings: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – December 9, 2019

After a rocky start to last week, U.S. equity markets rebounded and finished higher, led by Friday’s 1% bounce in the S&P 500. The employment number reported on Friday was exceptionally strong and is further evidence that economic growth can continue. This is frankly not surprising in that the stock rally over the past six… Read the full article.

2 weeks ago

December Looks a Little Different This Year: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – December 2, 2019

Despite a shortened holiday week and some selling on Friday, markets finished out November with another weekly gain. I mentioned in my last commentary that November’s market performance has been impressive without exception. All major indices broke out to all-time highs after multiple failed attempts to clear resistance. Higher beta sectors took the lead in performance… Read the full article.

1 month ago

Money Rotation Continues to be Bullish: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – November 11, 2019

This past week we saw major U.S. indices tread water at their all-time highs. Underneath the hood, money is rotating from low beta assets such as bonds, real estate, utilities and dividend payers, into cyclical assets like technology, transportation, energy and industrials. Financials continue to benefit from rising long-term interest rates and a steepening of the… Read the full article.

1 month ago

Market Commentary Follow Up – November 6, 2019

Our market commentary earlier this week touched on the internal rotation into risk assets that we’ve seen over the past month. In follow up, I have shared below a chart of performance within the various sectors of the broad U.S. equity market over the past 30 days. As you can see, money has rotated into… Read the full article.

1 month ago

The Fourth Quarter Rally We’ve Been Hoping For: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – November 4, 2019

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both closed last week at all-time highs. For the past several weeks we have noted improving conditions, which resulted in market participants reallocating to risk assets. Higher beta stocks like technology, small caps and emerging markets are outperforming defensive sectors like utilities, consumer  staples and real estate. Financials are getting a… Read the full article.

3 months ago

Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again as We Continue to Keep our Head Above Water: Weekly Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – September 23, 2019

During the past week, major U.S indexes reached resistance at summer highs before pulling back and churning 1.3% lower (S&P 500). On Wednesday, Chairman Powell and the Federal Reserve lowered the target federal funds rate by 25 basis points. This is exactly what bond and equity markets were pricing in, and despite some perceived hawkishness… Read the full article.

4 months ago

Yield Curve Inversion, Trade Dispute and Weak Economies World Wide…Are We Headed for a Recession?: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – August 19, 2019

Markets continue to be extremely volatile as we head into the second half of the month. This is true of both equities and bonds. Prices are moving up and down more than one percent on a daily basis. Defensive equities like consumer staples, utilities and healthcare have outperformed growth and cyclical stocks since the end… Read the full article.

4 months ago

Stock Market Selloff Deepens After Fed Remarks and Trade Negotiation Setback: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – August 5, 2019

As of this writing, stock markets around the globe are taking a beating. The selloff began on Wednesday of last week in response to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments indicating that more rate cuts are not planned, and that last week’s 25 basis point cut was simply an “adjustment”. The next day, President Trump… Read the full article.