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  • Weekly Market Performance – Markets Higher Amid Banking Concerns
    Friday, March 31, 2023 Index Performance View enlarged chart U.S. and International Equities                                                        … Continue reading →
  • Can the Spring Melt Up Continue?
    Friday, March 31, 2023 Key Takeaways: March was a volatile month, but seasonality patterns prevailed, as stocks stuck to the script of back half outperformance. April seasonality trends suggest the melt up could continue. Since 1950, the S&P 500 has … Continue reading →
  • Munis Bounced Back in March; Seasonality Tailwind
    Wednesday, March 29, 2023 After one of the weakest February’s on record, the municipal market is on track for its strongest March performance since 2008, as it benefits from a flight to safety amid turmoil in the banking industry. The … Continue reading →
  • Weekly Market Performance – Markets Higher Amid Global Banking Concerns
    Friday, March 24, 2023 Index Performance View enlarged chart U.S. and International Equities                   Markets Higher Stocks ended the week higher amid a volatile week of trading. Bank balance sheets continue to be a concern for investors, in addition to hawkish … Continue reading →
  • Three Takeaways from the Fed Decision
    Thursday, March 23, 2023 Overview As we expected, the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised the fed funds rate by 0.25%, pushing the upper bound to 5.00%. Financial conditions were stable enough for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to release updated … Continue reading →
  • Is the ‘Fear Gauge’ becoming Less Fearful?
    Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Key Takeaways: Equity market uncertainty is running high as investors assess the fallout from the latest banking failures. However, implied volatility measured by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX) has been relatively subdued. … Continue reading →
  • Weekly Market Performance – Markets Mixed On Banking Concerns
    Friday, March 17, 2023 Index Performance View enlarged chart U.S. and International Equities    Markets Mixed Stocks ended the week mixed as trading was quite volatile. Bank balance sheets are a new worry for investors, in addition to concerns with hawkish … Continue reading →
  • Back to December
    Friday, March 17, 2023 Key Takeaways: The fallout from this month’s banking turmoil created a wave of technical damage across U.S. equity markets. Based on the degree of oversold conditions registered this week, a potential relief rally for stocks could … Continue reading →
  • Update on Credit Suisse situation
    Thursday, March 16, 2023 Just as the market was starting to make some progress digesting the news of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failure, another source of potential financial stress popped up in the form of Credit Suisse (CS). Here’s … Continue reading →
  • Taking A Closer Look at the Fed’s New Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP)
    Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Those of us who lived through the Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual (to sadly only name a few) financial collapses are shuddering at the thought history may be about to repeat itself. Thankfully, as … Continue reading →