Equity markets reached new all-time highs in 2Q as the global economy continued to reopen. With widespread global vaccine rollouts investors are now looking past COVID and its impact on markets. To that extent the key concerns now are easing policy support and lingering inflation. To date inflationary concerns have largely been ignored by investors […]
The S&P 500 is up nearly 80% since March 23, 2020 (the COVID bear market bottom). The economic recovery is in full swing, and between stimulus checks, warm weather, and widespread vaccinations recovery momentum is likely to surge this summer; especially if the labor market recovery accelerates given reopening states and an uptick in services […]
2020 was one of the most volatile and chaotic years in market and economic history. And yet, despite all the volatility, by the end of 2020 markets had not only recovered from their dramatic decline in 1H20, but finished the year at fresh all-time highs, driven in part by the massive amounts of monetary and […]
Our 2021 market outlook theme is “restart”, and with a restart comes optimism and the chance to begin anew. There will be volatility and bumps along the way, but for those that are disciplined and able to look past them, we see more opportunities ahead for upside than downside.
The economy and markets continued their late-2Q rebound in 3Q20 amid tailwinds from massive government stimulus and signs of economic recovery. Investor optimism and hopes of additional stimulus drove equity markets to new all-time highs in late-summer, but markets pulled back in September as labor market improvement stagnated and the outlook for additional stimulus became […]
Equity markets bounced sharply off their late-March lows in 2Q as the economy transitioned from its short-lived recession to a new early-cycle growth phase. Concerns over a second wave of COVID-19 and the accompanying economic impacts remain, but between exceptionally supportive fiscal policy and accommodative monetary policy, global governments are doing everything in their power […]