Coronavirus Fears Drive Markets While the Economy Continues to GrowWhat’s going on? Markets were rattled by reports of a coronavirus outbreak in China, which has caused tens of thousands of people around the world to be sickened by the illness, which has no vaccine. During the initial reporting, market participants made “safe haven trades” by [...]
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2020 Continues Its Pace From 2019 What’s going on? Although the decade came to a close at the end of 2019, the economy, which began its current expansion over 10 years ago, continues to move forward with growth. U.S. consumers continue to serve as the backbone for the U.S. economy, as wages and inflation [...]
An improving US consumer, recovering yield curve, and trade progress drive the market higher in November. What’s going on? Following the Fed’s decision to reduce the Federal Funds Rate by 0.25% in October, U.S. markets continue to enjoy hitting new all-time highs, as economic data continues to hold steady (and in some cases [...]
Team Tempus is committed to keeping you well informed about what’s happening in the markets. Here are a few key topics of conversation that we feel deserve the most attention so far this month. If you have any questions or would like to continue the conversation, let us know, we appreciate the opportunity.Improved trade negotiations [...]
What You Should Know Market: As stock investors seeking yield changed their appetites (preferring value over growth), market volatility experienced a slight uptick throughout the month of September. The outperformance of value stocks has been largely attributed to the demand for higher-yielding income investments and the historically wide valuation spread between growth and value. [...]
Team Tempus is committed to keeping you well informed about what’s happening in the markets. Here are a few key topics of conversation that we feel deserve the most attention so far this month. Interest Rates and trade dominate the economy right nowWHAT'S GOING ONOn September 18th, the Federal Reserve voted to reduce short-term rates by [...]
What You Should Know What’s important? Risk in the stock market increased during August, as the S&P 500 total return closed -1.6% amid ongoing trade disputes and changes to interest rate policy. Interestingly, value stocks underperformed growth stocks during the month, even though value stocks historically perform better during market declines. Large companies continued [...]
Team Tempus is committed to keeping you well informed about what’s happening in the markets. Here are a few key topics of conversation that we feel deserve the most attention so far this month. Yield Curve Inversion – The yield on the 10-year Treasury note broke below the 2-year rate, a “canary in the coal mine” [...]
What You Should Know 2019’s trajectory of positive returns in the stock market continued through the month of July, marking the second straight month of positive returns. The S&P 500 closed the month positive 1.44% on a total return basis, which tallies 2019’s YTD total return to 20.24%. Most of July’s return was attributed to [...]
What You Should KnowFollowing May’s S&P 500 sell-oﬀ of -6.35%, June rallied back +7.05% on a total return basis to ﬁnish the two consecutive months in the positive and just below all-time highs. International markets, such as the MSCI EAFE, which includes 21 developed nations outside of the US and Canada, encountered a similar down-in-May [...]