Week of November 29th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Coronavirus cases have been on the rise in Europe, climbing from about 700,000 new cases a week in September to 2.6 million a week in November, reported Richard Pérez-Peña and Jason Horowitz of the New York Times.

Week of November 22nd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index finished last week slightly higher and has gained about 6 percent during the past 25 days; however, investors have curbed their enthusiasm.

Week of November 15th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Last week, investors noticed it.

Week of November 8th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Investor bullishness ticked higher last week on all four investor sentiment gauges tracked by Barron’s.

Week of November 1st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 6 min

Last week, we learned that economic growth slowed in the third quarter as a new wave of COVID-19 surged across the United States, reported The Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Week of October 25th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 5 min

MESSI is a type of inflation that occurs when “strong, but cooling demand is met by constrained, but accelerating supply, leading to transitory, yet sticky inflation.”

Week of October 18th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Barron’s Big Money Poll is an exclusive survey of market sentiment among professional investors.

Week of October 11th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

The week started with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index experiencing daily gains and losses of about one percent.

Week of October 4th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

If you look back over the last 20 years, September has been the worst performing month for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, according to Nasdaq.

Week of September 27th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Central banks have a lot of influence on investors, markets and economies.

Week of September 20th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Every month, Bank of America surveys global asset managers.

Week of September 13th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

The Delta variant could take a toll on economic growth.

Week of September 6th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Stagflation is a combination of ‘stagnation’ and ‘inflation.’

Week of August 30th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 5 min

Last week, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s words helped grow the week’s equity market returns.

Week of August 23rd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

The benefits provided by recent stimulus packages seem to be fading.

Week of August 16th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

The most common way to measure economic output is Gross Domestic Product.

Week of August 9th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

For months, investors have wondered when the Federal Reserve (Fed) might begin to “normalize” its policies, a process that will eventually lead to higher interest rates.

Week of August 2nd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 6 min

For decades, investors have recognized the investment potential of China.

Week of July 26th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Last week, the National Bureau of Economic Research finally announced the official dates for the recession that occurred in 2020.

Week of July 19th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

The term “peak growth” has become popular.

Week of July 12th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Equity investors appeared to be focused on the United States Treasury bond market.

Week of July 5th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

The Economist developed the Global Normalcy Index (GNI) to measure the post-pandemic return to normal.

Week of June 28th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Infrastructure is essential and sometimes taken for granted.

Week of June 21st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) met last week.

Week of June 14th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

On Thursday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index Summary, which showed prices were up 5 percent year-to-year.

Week of June 7th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Economic growth in the United States is on the rebound.

Week of May 31st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

One side effect of the pandemic was a collapse in demand for oil.

Week of May 24th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Markets hate uncertainty, and recently there has been plenty of it.

Week of May 17th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Ever since the financial crisis, central banks have pursued expansionary monetary policies to encourage reflation and avoid deflation.

Week of May 10th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Economists estimated 975,000 new jobs would be created in April.

Week of May 3rd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Week of April 26th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Last week, as investors weighed the news, strong corporate earnings were offset by higher grocery prices and rising numbers of global coronavirus cases.

Week of April 19th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

The direction of bond yields is influenced by investors’ expectations for economic growth, among other factors.

Week of April 12th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Investors didn’t stumble over inflation last week. Why not?

Week of April 5th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Big economies tend to recover from recessions about as quickly as semi-trucks accelerate from stop lights.

Week of March 29th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Last week, unemployment claims were looking good and consumers were feeling good.

Week of March 22nd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Bank of America recently published the results of its March global asset managers’ survey, which polls 220 professional investors responsible for about $630 billion in assets.

Week of March 15th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 10 min

Investors had a lot to be enthusiastic about last week.

Week of March 8th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Neanderthal DNA may make people more – or less – susceptible to COVID-19, reported The Economist.

Week of March 1st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 10 min

Students of financial markets may have noted a historically unusual event last week.

Week of February 22nd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 10 min

Contrarian investors like to buck the trend.

Week of February 15th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Way back, when radio disk jockeys played 45-rpm vinyl singles, the A-side of a disk was the song the record company was promoting and the other side...

Week of February 8th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

The yield curve for U.S. Treasuries is steeper than it has been in a while.

Week of February 1st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

They say people watching the same event often see different things. That seems to have been the case last week and this week when share prices of a few companies experienced tremendous volatility.

Week of January 25th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Last week, as COVID-19 vaccination efforts continued, there was speculation about stock market corrections and asset bubbles.

Week of January 18th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes in December.

Week of January 11th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

The event at the United States Capitol building resulted in worldwide condemnation, but it didn’t deter global stock markets.

Week of January 4th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 11 min

After the $900 billion fiscal stimulus bill was signed on Sunday, major U.S. stock indices moved higher.

Week of December 28th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

U.S. stock markets remained calm as a fresh chapter opened in the coronavirus stimulus saga last week.

Week of December 21st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Over the weekend, lawmakers reached an agreement on a $900B relief bill after breaking through an impasse late Saturday night, with votes on final legislation unfolding Sunday evening and just hours before the government was set to run out of funding.

Week of December 14th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Last week, there was speculation about whether some parts of the U.S. stock market have become overvalued.

Week of December 7th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

When is bad news good news? Take a look at last week.

Week of November 30th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Last week, diverse narratives had the potential to influence consumer and investor behavior, but not all did.

Week of November 23rd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Week of November 16th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

In May, the United States government announced Operation Warp Speed.

Week of November 9th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

It’s said markets hate uncertainty, but last week was the exception that disproves the rule.

Week of November 2nd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Last week, financial markets and economic data told very different stories.

Week of October 26th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Stimulus talks led investors in a merry dance last week.

Week of October 19th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

It was a turbulent week for investors.

Week of October 12, 2020

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Markets were sharply focused on the status of stimulus last week.

Week of October 5th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Last week, the third quarter of 2020 came to an end – and the fourth quarter delivered an October surprise.

Week of September 28th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

For four weeks, the U.S. stock market has sparked and sputtered like a campfire in light rain.

Week of September 21st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Investors weren’t happy with central banks last week.

Week of September 14th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Last week, the Nasdaq Composite Index set another record.

Week of September 7th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Stock markets in the United States retreated a bit last week.