Daily Comment

Daily Comment (July 9, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Good morning, all! U.S. equities appear to be headed for a higher open this morning. Today’s report begins with a discussion of what happened in the financial markets yesterday. International news follows, with the EU’s decision to boost its anti-money… Read More »

Daily Comment (July 8, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Good morning.  The Ever Given, the ship that blocked the Suez Canal, has finally been allowed to set sail!  U.S. equity futures are sharply lower this morning.  There doesn’t appear to be an exact cause, but equities have been strong… Read More »

Daily Comment (July 7, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF We begin today’s Comment with U.S. politics and some new developments regarding U.S. relations with China and Russia.  We then touch on the imminent release of a new strategy paper from the European Central Bank before addressing a few other… Read More »

Daily Comment (July 6, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF In today’s Comment, we open with a lengthy discussion of the Chinese government’s latest clampdown on its technology firms.  Importantly, we discuss the move’s implications for a range of geopolitical and economic issues.  We next turn to general international news,… Read More »

Daily Comment (July 2, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Good morning, all!  U.S. equities appear to be headed for a higher open this morning. Today’s Comment begins with a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech.  International news follows, with an update on the global minimum tax proposal and… Read More »

Daily Comment (July 1, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Good morning and welcome to the third quarter!  We are now in the second half of 2021.  U.S. equity futures are mostly marking time this morning, but commodities are starting the second half on a tear.  Tomorrow, we get the… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 30, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Today’s Comment opens with new developments related to U.S. monetary and regulatory policy.  We then turn to a review of some key economic data from China and various other international news.  We close with the latest developments related to the… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 29, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF In today’s Comment, we open with a range of U.S. and global news regarding regulation and taxes, followed by various international political developments.  We conclude with our usual news update related to the coronavirus pandemic, including important new research indicating… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 28, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Good morning and happy Monday.  U.S. equity futures are mixed and trading quietly as we close out the second quarter this week.  We lead off today with the Western heat wave.  Up next, we discuss U.S. airstrikes in the Syrian/Iranian… Read More »

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