Research & News

Daily Comment (August 14, 2020)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Happy Friday!  It looks like a risk-off morning.  Foreign news is the opening focus—the U.S. has engineered the UAE’s recognition of Israel, only the third nation in the region (Jordan and Egypt are the others) to grant formal recognition.  China… Read More »

Asset Allocation Weekly (August 14, 2020)

by Asset Allocation Committee | PDF Precious metals prices have risen recently, making new highs. This is a monthly chart for the nearest gold futures contract.  As the chart shows, we have recently moved above the 2011 highs.  In this report, we will discuss two areas that have supported this rise—the prevalence of negative real… Read More »

Daily Comment (August 13, 2020)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF The summer doldrums are upon us.  Equity markets are mostly steady, with the dollar weakening.  We detail the claims data below, but they are showing improvement.  We lead with market and economic news this morning, followed by China.  Foreign news… Read More »

Daily Comment (August 12, 2020)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF The mixed-to-higher tenor of risk assets so far today is understandable given the mixed news on the coronavirus.  U.S. infections continue to moderate, but there has been little discernible progress on a new pandemic relief bill.  Separately, Joe Biden announced… Read More »

Daily Comment (August 11, 2020)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Risk assets today are being buoyed by a continued moderation in U.S. coronavirus infections and hopes that the White House and congressional Democrats will return to the bargaining table to hash out a new pandemic relief bill.  President Trump has… Read More »

Weekly Geopolitical Report – The Evolving U.S. Policy Toward China and Its Impact on Investors (August 10, 2020)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF Looking forward to the coming years and decades, today’s long-term investors face a stark question: will they be investing in a China-dominated world molded by authoritarian leaders in Beijing?  Or, will they be investing in a more familiar, Western-dominated environment reflecting the historic leadership of the U.S. and incorporating… Read More »

Daily Comment (August 10, 2020)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF It’s Monday! Welcome back from the weekend.  Equity markets are mixed.  Foreign news leads off this morning as we cover the rise in unrest in Belarus, Lebanon, and Bulgaria.  Policy news comes next, where we touch on the executive orders. … Read More »

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