Since we began highlighting the return of fiscal leadership as a primary driver for economic and market activity nearly two years ago, we’ve seen the return to central bank dominance, particularly by the U.S. Federal Reserve. This has significant impli…
Month: September 2019
Large cap equities outperformed small caps, while the growth style of investing modestly outpaced value
We have maintained our S&P 500 Index year-end fair value target of 3,000, even after the index broached that target September 17.
There’s a growing pile of negative-yielding debt around the world amid extraordinary monetary policy initiatives.
Equities continued to rise this week, sending the S&P 500 Index back over the 3,000 level and near its record high of 3,027.98 set July 26.
U.S. economic data was mixed in August, reflecting the complicated macro economic environment in the midst of high trade uncertainty.
Equities rose during the holiday-shortened week as investors digested several geopolitical and trade headlines alongside a mixed batch of key economic data.
We lowered our 2019 earnings growth forecast for the S&P 500 Index on August 19 due to increased risk to economic growth and corporate profits from the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. Until we get clarity on trade, we believ…
Fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain solid even as trade uncertainty weighs on investor sentiment.
We recently reduced our year-end forecast range for the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield from 2.5–2.75% to 1.75–2%. This significant reduction reflects what we consider the many somewhat curious aspects of the domestic and global macroeconomic environments….