How Do Investors Spell Relief?

How Do Investors Spell Relief?

Weekly Market Commentary Investors celebrated an ‘in line with expectations’ CPI that suggested the rate of inflation isn’t accelerating. It’s a small win, but it was enough to send the three major market indexes, the Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S&P 500 to new highs....
An Annual Ritual at the Gas Pump

An Annual Ritual at the Gas Pump

Weekly Market Commentary You’re right if you have this nagging feeling that gas prices rise in the spring. As the graphic illustrates, on average prices rise through Memorial Day, plateau over the summer, and slip in the fall. This year is no exception, as...
Rate Cuts Still on the Table, Timing Less Certain

Rate Cuts Still on the Table, Timing Less Certain

Weekly Market Commentary We often discuss the Federal Reserve and interest rates because both greatly impact investors. For starters, changes in interest rates have a significant impact on stock prices and income earned on savings. Sharply higher rates in 2022 pushed...
Just Do It

Just Do It

Weekly Market Commentary That ubiquitous phrase from one of America’s most extensive athletic footwear and apparel makers seems to have been adopted by most American shoppers. The U.S. Census Bureau reported last week that retail sales jumped 0.7% in March, following...
The Road to Lower Inflation Takes a Detour

The Road to Lower Inflation Takes a Detour

Weekly Market Commentary The rate of inflation is accelerating. That’s not how we hoped to start this week’s Insights. Take a moment and review Figure 1. The 4-month moving average has broken out of its long-term downward trend (red-dashed lines). On a monthly basis,...