SALT LAKE CITY, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Albion Financial Group announced today that Mason Woolf has been named Chief Operating Officer of the firm. In a clear sign of Albion’s growth and progress, the COO role has been created to oversee all company policies, processes, day-to-day management, coordination across teams, and organizational planning — […]
The FOMC meeting and its aftermath dominated the newsflow last week. As expected, there were no changes to the Fed Funds rate, and no specific indications as to when the Fed may begin to taper its asset purchase programs. However, changes to the “dot plot” (the annual rate forecasts from Fed policymakers) were interpreted by […]
Last week’s biggest headline was consumer price inflation (CPI) which registered +5.0% y/y in May, the first “five-handle” US inflation print in nearly 13 years. Under the covers, however, the report was less alarming. Core CPI, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, was just +3.8% y/y. Moreover, more than half of the total […]
Prices rose across several asset classes last week, including domestic equities, international equities, bonds, and commodities. US large cap indices added roughly half of a percent to their 2021 performance, led by energy stocks. All sectors in the S&P 500 finished higher except consumer discretionary and healthcare. Meanwhile, international stocks outpaced the US, particularly in […]
Risk assets of all stripes were higher last week, as US economic data continued to point towards a strong recovery while inflation fears eased a bit. Technology and cyclical stocks saw the strongest demand, while investors pared back their exposure to traditional defensives like real estate, consumer staples, and healthcare. International stocks were higher, with […]
“Forward-looking economic news was positive…”
Bit of a roller coaster last week as inflation fears returned to the foreground. Things calmed down a little bit on Friday, allowing stocks to recoup some of their losses.
“…on Friday, equities of all stripes got a boost when the US Nonfarm Payroll Report came in significantly below expectations, calming inflation fears…”
Rates and commodity prices moved higher last week, while most bond and equity prices moved lower. Economic news was all good, including consumer confidence, durable goods orders, home prices, jobless claims, and of course, that hefty Q1 GDP print of +6.4% q/q annualized.
Risk assets rallied around the world last week, with equities, bonds, andcommodities all moving higher. In US equity markets, the Dow and S&P 500both finished the week at fresh all-time highs, while the Nasdaq closed lessthan 1% off of the high set back in February. Small and midcap indices delivered strong performance on the week, […]
Albion Financial Group is proud to announce and celebrate the firm’s newest Certified Financial Planner®. Financial Planners are engaged in the detailed aspects of the financial advising relationship. Their efforts make it possible for our clients to seamlessly envision and plan for a variety of prospective scenarios. Their contribution to the team is essential as […]