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  • Weekly Market Performance – Markets Mostly Lower Amid Feds Higher For Longer Interest Rate Stance
    Friday, September 29, 2023 Index Performance View enlarged chart U.S. and International Equities Markets Mostly Lower Most of the major market indexes lost ground this week as investors see the potential for additional rate increases given last week’s FOMC meeting. … Continue reading →
  • Oversold into October
    Friday, September 29, 2023 Key Takeaways: The drop in U.S. equity markets this month created technical damage and oversold conditions. Despite the widespread selling pressure, the S&P 500 managed to hold up above its rising 200-day moving average (dma). Oversold … Continue reading →
  • October Stock Market Seasonals: Trick or Treat?
    Thursday, September 28, 2023 As another scary September for stock markets draws to a close with what will almost certainly be a second consecutive monthly loss for the S&P 500 Index, we take another look at what clues seasonality data … Continue reading →
  • Housing Demand is Down But We See Value in Mortgage-Backed Securities
    Wednesday, September 27, 2023 With the Federal Reserve (Fed) aggressively raising short-term interest rates in an effort to arrest generationally high inflation, interest rates across the U.S. Treasury yield curve have moved higher in concert. The move higher in Treasury … Continue reading →
  • Seven Things to Know about Government Shutdowns
    Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Additional content provided by Kent Cullinane, Analyst The government is likely to shut down on October 1, as Congress has failed to agree on some type of funding legislation for the 2024 federal fiscal year. Lawmakers … Continue reading →
  • Weekly Market Performance – Markets Decline As Fed Takes a Hawkish Pause
    Friday, September 22, 2023 Index Performance View enlarged chart U.S. and International Equities Markets Solidly Lower The major markets lost ground this week as investors anticipate more rate increases given this week’s FOMC meeting. The Federal Reserve indicated that interest … Continue reading →
  • Assessing the Damage of the Latest Pullback
    Friday, September 22, 2023 Key Takeaways: Stocks are struggling this month against a backdrop of higher interest rates and monetary policy uncertainty. Benchmark 10-year yields have surged around 40-basis points, surpassing resistance off the October 2022 highs. The recent breakout … Continue reading →
  • A Look at Private Market Capital Raising Activities and Valuations
    Thursday, September 21, 2023 ‘Normalization’ of Capital Raising Activity After a record setting year in 2021, capital raising activities in private markets have shown signs of slowing down. Some might wonder if this is just the beginning of a secular … Continue reading →
  • The Treasury Department Could Have a Supply/Demand Problem
    Wednesday, September 20, 2023 It’s been little over a month since rating agency Fitch downgraded U.S. government debt from its highest rating (AAA) to its second highest rating (AA+). Among other reasons, the agency cited “a high and growing general … Continue reading →
  • Government Shutdown Looms, Stocks Say ‘Been There, Done That’
    Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Additional content provided by John Lohse, CFA, Analyst The specter of a U.S. federal government shutdown continues to loom this week as Congress has just 12 days to agree on a budget before the October 1 … Continue reading →