Daily Comment

Daily Comment (January 13, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Our Comment today opens with a brief review of U.S. political and policy news, as momentum builds for the second impeachment of President Trump.  We then review key international developments and, as always, the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 12, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Our Comment today opens with a discussion of the latest U.S. political news, but since the markets have largely looked past the recent turmoil, we don’t go into great detail on the issue.  We quickly move on to the latest… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 11, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Good morning.  Equity markets are weaker this morning. Numerous reasons are causing this weakness.  Political unrest, rising COVID-19 infections, and the simple fact that markets don’t rally in a straight line are all part of today’s decline.  The underlying factors… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 8, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF The Asset Allocation Weekly is available here. Good morning.  Today U.S. equity futures are elevated as investors anticipate more fiscal stimulus.  A slowdown in job creation and a Democrat majority in both houses likely supports the case for more expansionary… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 7, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Where do we start?  Yesterday witnessed violent protests in the legislative buildings in Washington that disrupted the confirmation of the Electoral College vote.  We discuss the event below.  Equity markets are higher again this morning, with the dollar recovering modestly. … Read More »

Daily Comment (January 6, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Our Comment today opens with U.S. political news, where the Democrats have won at least one of the two Senate runoff elections in Georgia and hold a small lead in the other.  The election results explain much of the market… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 5, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Our Comment today opens with political news; today’s Senate runoff elections in Georgia and tomorrow’s Congressional consideration of the presidential vote could produce short-term market concerns.  We next turn to international news, with a focus on China and the global… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 4, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Good morning and happy Monday, the first of 2021!  We’re back and rested from the holiday break.  Equity markets are higher this morning, and commodities are on a tear.  The dollar is dropping in the new year, and bitcoin rose… Read More »

Daily Comment (December 22, 2020)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Our Comment today opens with the latest coronavirus developments, where the scary news of a new strain is largely offset by the final Congressional passage of a new pandemic relief bill.  We next turn to international news, including a reminder… Read More »

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