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Market Commentary: What’s Moving the Markets Now

Nov 23, 2020

By Bill Hornbarger, Chief Investment Officer

  • Do you foresee more volatility or a down market as the virus continues to spread? – More volatility. Market appears to be looking forward and seeing a vaccine available to a large number of people by mid-2021. That is being offset by what is likely to be a “grim winter” (to quote JP Morgan) as the virus number continues to spike
  • What will it take to hit Dow 30,000 and beyond?

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Three Things to Know and Watch

Nov 23, 2020

By Bill Hornbarger, Chief Investment Officer

Three Things to Know

  • More than 1 million people flew through US airports on Friday, (Nov. 20) – second-most since the coronavirus hit in the spring. 1.02 million passed through security screening portals on Friday, almost 40% of the nearly 2.6 million who flew on the same day last year. (Source: TSA, Quill Intelligence)
  • Both world ($96.6 trillion) and U.S.

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Three Things to Know & Watch

Nov 16, 2020

By Bill Hornbarger, Chief Investment Officer

Three Things to Know

  • The Greek 10-year government bond, now yields less than the U.S. 10-year Treasury (0.74% and 0.90% respectively). In 2012, the Greek 10-year bond briefly yielded in excess of 33% before austerity measures and a restructuring of the country’s debt were taken. (Source: Benjamin F Edwards)
  • After touching an all-time high in February (152.5 million), non-farm payrolls fell by 22.2 million the next two months (to 130.3 million people) and at the end of October had recovered to 142.4 million.

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