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 […]
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.
Albion Senior Wealth Advisor Michelle Buxton was a guest on Park City’s NPR radio affiliate KPCW discussing the role of tax deferred accounts (IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401Ks, 403Bs, etc) yesterday. With the IRS pushing back the tax deadline this year, investors have more time to contribute to their IRAs. Michelle also reflects on some of […]
US large cap stocks were strong last week, with all sectors in the S&P 500posting positive returns except for energy. The Dow (33,801) and S&P (4,129) both closed at record highs on Friday, while the Nasdaq remains slightly below its high from mid-February. Results were mixed in other segments of the market, with US midcaps […]
Equities posted solid returns last week, led by large cap technology stocks. The S&P 500 reached a new all-time high on Thursday, closing above 4,000 for the first time.
Equities were mixed last week as the world watched the Suez Canal drama unfolding. Most sectors generated positive returns allowing the S&P 500 and the Dow to finish the week higher, while price declines in some large-cap communications names pulled the Nasdaq lower. Small caps were also lower on the week, as were many international […]