From Sweta Killa: The global stock market logged in the worst year since 2008, losing around $13 trillion in market capitalization in 2018. U.S.-China trade woes and slower global growth were the major culprits. Rising interest rates in the United States, worries about increased regulation of the technology sector, political malaise in Europe and slowing growth in […]
From Bryce Coward, CFA: The selling over recent weeks has been fast and intense, providing investors almost no relief. This type of short-term selling pressure has reached fever pitch levels that is usually indicative of some sort of relief rally, even if the ultimate lows are still ahead of us.
From BlackRock: Uncertainty over the sustainability of earnings growth is fueling equity market weakness, reinforcing our call for boosting resilience in equity portfolios. Richard Turnill explains.
From BlackRock: Credible approaches to ratings of companies’ environmental, social and governance behavior performs a unique service for investors by revealing data that traditional financial analysis doesn’t capture.
From Bryce Coward, CFA: Third quarter real GDP came in at a 3.5% QoQ annualized rate for the third quarter, above expectations for a 3.3% growth rate. The growth rate itself wasn’t much of a surprise, and frankly, neither were the drivers of growth. But, the report is reminder of a GDP report that was, to […]
From Franklin Templeton Investments: October has lived up to its reputation as a volatile month as concerns about rising US interest rates, slowing growth in China and upcoming US midterm elections have spooked many investors.
From Knowledge Leaders Capital: On this quarter’s conference call, Steve and Bryce from Knowledge Leaders Capital dissected US Treasury bonds, discussing the message of the rates market and how this is directing asset allocation.
As many of you reading this know, I’m what you would call a Tex-Can. I was born and raised in Canada, but I’ve called Texas home for nearly 30 years. I can’t picture U.S. Global Investors headquartered anywhere else, even after traveling to all parts of the country and, indeed, the world.
From Chris Vermeulen: We have been following the news cycles for many months regarding the prognosticators that believe “the sky is falling” in the global markets and we find it interesting to see how quickly the bulls turn to bears when the market rotates 4~5% or more.
From Chris Ciovacco: The 1987 stock market crash occurred on Monday, October 19. The week before was marked by high fear and heavy selling, with the S&P 500 shedding 9.12% between Monday, October 12, and Friday, October 16, 1987.
From Tyler Durden: In addition to boosting the intangible “wealth effect” by raising consumer confidence and encouraging spending, rising stock prices have a benign effect on the broader economy by directly stimulating US economic growth and GDP. And vice versa: when stocks drop, tightening financial conditions, US GDP is impacted adversely.
From Chris Vermeulen: Our research team was hard at work over the past few days. Not only were they able to call this downside price swing 3+ weeks in advance, they also called the market bottom within 0.5% of the absolute lows.
From Chris Kimble: This chart looks at the S&P 500 on a weekly basis over the past couple of years.
From BlackRock: Credit markets are still relatively supportive of stocks, but at the margins, less so. Russ Koesterich discusses the implications.
From BlackRock: Tighter financial conditions and heightened U.S.-China trade tensions have been spooking investors this month. Richard Turnill puts October’s market selloff in context and explains its implications for investors.