16 05, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: MAY 16, 2019

2019-05-16T22:45:48+00:00

It's A Jumble Out There Risk assets turned to be in favor this week even as trade tensions between major economies festered and growth fears dragged on. Investors got in a buying mood as the administration gave positive hints about efforts to reach trade deals with Canada and Mexico. The White House is also reportedly [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: MAY 16, 2019 2019-05-16T22:45:48+00:00
13 05, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: MAY 9, 2019

2019-05-13T14:11:48+00:00

Interesting Times on the Horizon Assumptions about the economic impact of the much-discussed trade war could change at any time. Investors have taken on a gloomy mood over the last few days as the deadline approaches for the U.S. and China to raise reciprocal tariffs. If tariffs are increased, the recent decline in risk assets [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: MAY 9, 2019 2019-05-13T14:11:48+00:00
3 05, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: MAY 2, 2019

2019-05-03T12:31:48+00:00

Equity Markets Soar to Near-Record Highs Earlier this week, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell indicated that recent low inflation pressure may just be “transitory,” hinting that a rate cut may not be on the horizon. The decision to leave rates unchanged lifted bank shares and Treasury yields. The 10-year Treasury is trading at 2.546%, approximately where [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: MAY 2, 2019 2019-05-03T12:31:48+00:00
30 04, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: APRIL 25, 2019

2019-04-30T16:19:44+00:00

Investors Focus on Earnings, Look to Q1 Data for Clues Investors continue their focus on corporate earnings which appear good enough to be mitigating concerns over the global economy. Earnings expectations have drifted lower as the market accepts the reality of a slower economic environment. Data on first-quarter GDP out Friday will be closely watched [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: APRIL 25, 2019 2019-04-30T16:19:44+00:00
19 04, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: APRIL 18, 2019

2019-04-19T18:32:03+00:00

Good News Not Quite Tempting Enough, Apparently So far in this shortened week, strong U.S. retail sales and employment data, solid economic news out of China, optimistic signals from the trade talks and a decent start to the earnings season have not been enough to spur much risk appetite. Data showed retail sales jumped by [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: APRIL 18, 2019 2019-04-19T18:32:03+00:00
12 04, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: APRIL 11, 2019

2019-04-12T19:53:40+00:00

Corporate Earnings Spring to the Fore The 10-year Treasury yield rose to 2.50 percent after Labor Department data showed filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to a 49-year low. The unexpected data is just one more confirmation that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing while inflation stays muted. Investors will now switch their focus [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: APRIL 11, 2019 2019-04-12T19:53:40+00:00
5 04, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: APRIL 5, 2019

2019-04-05T20:49:32+00:00

Good News All Around The world’s largest economy appears to be solid as the Labor Department reported that 196,000 new jobs were created last month, an encouraging sign that hints the economy is picking up momentum with few signs of inflation. Wage gains eased and the increase in new jobs kept the unemployment rate at [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: APRIL 5, 2019 2019-04-05T20:49:32+00:00
29 03, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: MARCH 28, 2019

2019-03-29T22:07:05+00:00

Market Betting on a Trade Deal The market seems to be changing its attitude towards risk assets given the Fed’s new dovish attitude, China stabilization and improving sentiment about geopolitical risks. This, in turn, has supported an increase in 10-year Treasury yields, which have risen from their 15-month lows to 2.39%. The markets are betting [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: MARCH 28, 2019 2019-03-29T22:07:05+00:00
22 03, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: MARCH 22, 2019

2019-03-22T18:48:52+00:00

One Less Worry for Investors While investors continue to grapple with the market and forces that impact it, one issue became clearer this week as the Federal Reserve announced that they have no plans to raise rates this year. As a result, yields on 10-year U.S. Treasuries, already down amid worries about a weakening global [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: MARCH 22, 2019 2019-03-22T18:48:52+00:00
15 03, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: MARCH 14, 2019

2019-03-15T20:36:27+00:00

Treasury Yields Holding Steady, Analysts Raise New Trade Deal Concern A new week and nothing much seems to have changed as investors continue to grapple with the same old stuff. The good news is that there is not much out there currently to drive interest rates as 10-year U.S. Treasury yields have stayed in the [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: MARCH 14, 2019 2019-03-15T20:36:27+00:00