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Weekly Geopolitical Report – The Western Sahara: Part II (March 8, 2021)

by Thomas Wash | PDF In Part I of this report, we examined the U.S. decision last December to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara territory, which was part of an agreement in which Morocco formally recognized Israel.  This week, in Part II, we focus on why Morocco wanted recognition of its sovereignty over… Read More »

Daily Comment (March 8, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF We have published our latest Weekly Geopolitical Report, which is Part I of a two-part series on the Western Sahara.  We also have several other recent multimedia offerings.  There is a new chart book recapping the recent changes we made… Read More »

Daily Comment (March 5, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF We have published our latest Weekly Geopolitical Report, which is Part I of a two-part series on the Western Sahara.  We also have several other recent multimedia offerings.  There is a new chart book recapping the recent changes we made… Read More »

Asset Allocation Weekly (March 5, 2021)

by Asset Allocation Committee | PDF In our 2021 Outlook, we had a forecast for the S&P 500 of 3918/4050.  Since the index is close to that level, we have received questions about whether we are expecting little upside from here or if we intend to calibrate our expectations.  This week’s Asset Allocation Weekly is… Read More »

Daily Comment (March 4, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF We have published our latest Weekly Geopolitical Report, which is Part I of a two-part series on the Western Sahara.  We also have several other recent multimedia offerings.  There is a new chart book recapping the recent changes we made… Read More »

Weekly Energy Update (March 4, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF Here is an updated crude oil price chart.  Prices are consolidating in the high $50s to the mid-$60s. Crude oil inventories jumped 21.6 mb when a draw of 4.0 mb was forecast.  There was no change in the SPR.  The build in stockpiles was… Read More »

Daily Comment (March 3, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF We have published our latest Weekly Geopolitical Report, which is Part I of a two-part series on the Western Sahara.  We also have several other recent multimedia offerings.  There is a new chart book recapping the recent changes we made… Read More »

Daily Comment (March 2, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF We have published our latest Weekly Geopolitical Report, which is Part I of a two-part series on the Western Sahara.  We also have several other recent multimedia offerings.  There is a new chart book recapping the recent changes we made… Read More »

Weekly Geopolitical Report – The Western Sahara: Part I (March 1, 2021)

by Thomas Wash | PDF To facilitate a restoration of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel, the Trump administration acknowledged Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara territory on December 10, reversing the three-decade U.S. policy of supporting self-determination for the Sahrawi People who make up most of the region’s population. The reconciliation between Morocco and… Read More »

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