05|18|2021

Inflate This! | May 14, 2021

Markets shed weight on inflation data last week, recovering ground late. What caused this swing? Monday Monday’s activity was very much still a reaction to the jobs report released...

05|17|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | May 14, 2021

Employment news made headlines last week as the Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell to the lowest number since the start of the pandemic and job openings rose to 8.1M...

05|11|2021

Missed Expectations…| May 7, 2021

Jobs data missed expectations in April, but earnings did not disappoint! What drove markets last week? Monday Markets opened the week (and month) in the green. The S&P 500...

05|10|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | May 7, 2021

Highlights from the May 7, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell to 498K from 590K. Unemployment rose to 6.1%. Nonfarm payrolls rose 266K when 978K were...

05|04|2021

Nothing To See Here | April 30, 2021

Markets were little changed, but there was plenty of data. So, why did it feel like a ‘nothing to see here’ kind of week? Monday The markets were little...

05|03|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | April 30, 2021

Highlights from the April 30, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Michigan consumer sentiment rose to 88.3 for April. CB Consumer Confidence rose to 121.7 for April. Be sure to check...

04|27|2021

Driving Gains | April 23, 2021

Markets were flat for the week. Capital Gains were driving trade late in the week, what does it mean going forward? Monday With a light day in the way...

04|26|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | April 23, 2021

Highlights from the April 23, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell to 547K from 586K. This marks the lowest level since the start of the pandemic....

04|20|2021

Green Season | April 16, 2021

Markets were green as earnings season got under way last week. Should we expect this to continue? Monday There was very little market data released on Monday. Markets were...

04|19|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | April 16, 2021

Highlights from the April 16, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Housing starts rose 19.4% (Mar), a great restart after a 11.3% fall in February. Building permits rose 2.7% (Mar). Be...