Weighing the Week Ahead: Building a Transition Portfolio

We have a moderate week for data, featuring housing, sentiment, and unemployment claims. Most important will be the report on personal income and spending. Attention will remain focused on vaccine progress and the pandemic, as well as the progress through Congress of a stimulus package. With markets near record highs, many investors are wondering about […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Can Earnings Growth Justify Current Stock Prices?

We have an array of interesting data in the week ahead including inflation news, more employment numbers, and sentiment from consumers and small businesses. Most importantly we have the start of earnings season. Despite this, the political story will dominate, at least for a bit longer. While this is newsworthy, it is not the key […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Algos Go Wild?

We have a big economic calendar jammed into three trading days. The reports are of moderate interest – consumer confidence, personal income and spending, durable goods orders, and new home sales. In the current environment these will not provide market-moving news. With most of the A-Team taking the week off (and even B-Team players leaving […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Learning from Swiss Cheese

We have a normal economic calendar, and the earnings season is winding down. There is interesting data on housing and retail sales – the strong parts of the current economy. Jobless claims remain important as does industrial production. The economic calendar remains less interesting than politics, market gyrations, and the coronavirus. Those will be the […]

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