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Consumers Getting A Mixed Bag

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 Key Takeaways: Consumers are contending with a confounding housing market. New home prices are down over 17% from a year ago but existing home prices continue to increase. This may provide some opportunities for homebuilders to …...

Who is Going to Buy Bonds? Pension Funds

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 November has been a good month for bond bulls with returns for most fixed income categories (so far) posting solid returns. However, despite the solid returns recently, fixed income volatility remains high and longer-term trailing returns...

Melt Up in Gold

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 Key Takeaways: Gold is starting to shine again after confirming support off its rising 200-day moving average last week. A meaningful pullback in interest rates and the dollar underpinned the recovery in the yellow metal. Momentum …...

Five Things We’re Thankful For: Fixed Income Edition

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 There’s no doubt the last few years have been challenging for fixed income investors. And while 2023 was supposed to be the year for bonds, fixed income returns for most core bond categories have only recently … Continue reading...

The S&P 500 Total Return Has All-time Highs in Sight

Friday, November 17, 2023 Additional content provided by John Lohse, CFA, Analyst Following its post-summer malaise, the S&P 500 has sternly gained steam, bouncing 9.5% off the October 27 low. Fueled by a softening CPI print, surging performance from top-heavy...

Treasury Yields Tumble

Thursday, November 16, 2023 Key Takeaways: Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields have plunged over 50 basis points (bps) after briefly surpassing 5% in late October. Reduced longer-term debt auctions, cooling inflation, slowing economic activity, and rising...

Yields Plummeted on Benign Inflation Report

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Key Takeaways: Investor risk appetite could increase in the near-term after the October inflation report, similar to the market reaction after the jobs report from a few weeks ago. Headline consumer prices in October were unchanged …...