The stock market continues to trade around record highs. We saw strong GDP growth, some impressive corporate earnings, a big spike in travel, and some large areas announcing full re-openings in the coming months. The news and data last week should have led to some stronger stock market returns. The
Stocks are back to all-time highs despite a brief "inflation" scare a couple of weeks back that knocked 10% off the NASDAQ and significantly more than that off the more popular momentum stocks. Most Americans will be once again receiving some nice payments from the Federal Government and the expectation
The Oscars, the Grammys, the Emmys, the Tonys, and the Kansas City Fed Monetary Policy Symposium.......What do these annual events have in common? In each of their respective industries they have become THE annual event everyone looks forward to.
In the financial markets the Symposium is simply known as
Unlike the January employment report, the April report did not have any blatant data points that caused a “crash”. With average earnings only rising 0.1% myopic market participants celebrated the lack of wage inflation, hoping this will allow the Fed to take a few more months off
Since the beginning of February stock & bond market participants have been spooked by the prospects of inflation and the impact it could have on investment returns. Last week’s “Chart of the Week” examined the longer-term trend in inflation measurements. The conclusion was yes it is