Daily Comment

Daily Comment (November 19, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] Episode #3 of our Confluence of Ideas podcast is now available. It’s rather quiet this morning with a modest risk-on tone to the markets.  Yesterday, on the other hand, was active.  Trump and Powell met.  The government might shut down due to… Read More »

Daily Comment (November 18, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] Episode #3 of our Confluence of Ideas podcast is now available. Happy Monday!  U.S. equity futures are modestly higher this morning on hopeful trade talk.  PBOC eases. Hong Kong unrest intensifies.  Iran also facing unrest.  Lebanon flirting with banking crisis.  Here are… Read More »

Daily Comment (November 15, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] Episode #3 of our Confluence of Ideas podcast is now available. U.S. equity futures are modestly higher this morning.  Lots of data today (see below).  Some optimism on trade.  Hong Kong is still very tense.  Debt is on the rise.  Here are… Read More »

Daily Comment (November 14, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] Episode #3 of our Confluence of Ideas podcast is now available. Hong Kong is deteriorating rapidly.  Trade talks continue, but friction is emerging.  Global economic data was ‘meh.’  Powell follows up his Congressional testimony today.  Worries about disease.  Here are all the… Read More »

Daily Comment (November 13, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] We are seeing some risk-off activity this morning as the markets digest the president’s speech yesterday.  Chair Powell goes to Capitol Hill today.  The IEA opines on energy.  Turkey’s leader comes to Washington.  Impeachment hearings begin today.  Spain has a new coalition… Read More »

Daily Comment (November 12, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] It’s a quiet morning from the cold Midwest.  Auto tariff delay expected.   The president speaks in New York.  Investment may be weakening, and imports offer a warning.  Here is what we are watching this morning: Tariff delay:  The decision on whether to… Read More »

Daily Comment (November 11, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] It’s Veterans’ Day; Treasury markets are closed but equities trade today.  Risk assets are lower this morning. A lot of global political news.  Update on trade.  Here is what we are watching this morning: Global political news:  There was a plethora of… Read More »

Daily Comment (November 8, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] Market action is a bit odd this morning; risk-on assets are trading lower but risk-off are weaker as well.  We suspect sentiment remains high but there are some concerns about the trade details.  CEOs are much more pessimistic than the population, in… Read More »

Daily Comment (November 7, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] The second episode of the Confluence of Ideas podcast is available! Trade optimism is lifted again this morning—risk assets are higher.  The Happy Meal is 40 years old today.  Trouble in techland.  More on EU deposit insurance.  DOE report.  Here are the… Read More »

Daily Comment (November 6, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] The second episode of the Confluence of Ideas podcast is available! A German breakthrough?  Since unification, Germany has supported the EU with certain qualifications.  The primary goal, at least from the German point of view, is to prevent giving the rest of… Read More »

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