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    Peter Goodall

    Below you will find all posts by Peter.

  • A Tough Week For Equities

    Markets gave back gains from the prior week’s rally on fears of rising US/China trade tensions, Brexit concerns and weaker-than- expected macroeconomic data. The MSCI World Index lost -3.69% while the S&P 500 lost -4.55%. The 30-year Treasury rate gained 3.82%, as the generic yield fell to 3.14%. Huawei Huawei is a Chinese state-owned telecommunications […]

  • Approaching Neutral

    Markets rebounded sharply last week with the MSCI World Index gaining 3.40% while the S&P500 rose 4.91%. The bond markets were mainly flat on the week. The Federal Reserve The Federal Reserves’ role is to balance unemployment with inflation. It achieves that goal by controlling the cost at which banks can borrow money and by […]

  • Rebounding from October Lows

    Global markets rebounded sharply off of the October lows with the MSCI World Index gaining 2.79% and the S&P 500 gaining 2.45%. We are still off from market highs. Corrections are normal in a healthy market but it may take some time to build up confidence in the markets. Defensive stocks are performing somewhat better […]

  • Rising Rates Rattle Markets

    Global markets fell sharply on the tail end of last week. The S&P 500 ended the week down -0.95% while the MSCI World USD Index fell -1.49%. Another Rate Hike The fall in the market was driven by rising interest rates. The Federal Reserve announced its third rate hike of the year (in line with […]

  • Risk Takes Center Stage

    Global markets pared gains last week as concerns over trade and contagion in the emerging markets came closer into focus. The MSCI world index lost 1.69% while the S&P Index lost 0.98%. Brazilian Front Runner Stabbed Jair Bolsonaro, the front runner in the Brazilian election was stabbed during a rally. He is currently in stable […]

  • Markets Rally on Certainty

    Markets had a strong week as the US and Mexico came to a preliminary trade agreement. The S&P gaining 0.98% while the MSCI World Index rose 0.68%. US-Mexico Trade Agreement The US and Mexico reached a trade agreement on Thursday. While details are not expected to be released until late September, the White House has […]

  • Turkish Contagion

    World markets ended the week slightly down as early gains were offset by concerns over Turkish contagion. The S&P 500 ended the week down -0.18% while the MSCI World Index lost -0.64%. Tesla In Hot Water Again On August 7th, Elon Musk tweeted “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” The company gained […]

  • The Trade War Begins – 07/09/2018

    The developed market shrugged off trade war concerns this week. The S&P500 gained 1.56% while the MSCI World Index rallied 1.19%. The Chinese (MCHI US Equity) indices fell -0.87%. Trade Tensions Friday marked a possible start to the trade war. As talks broke down last month, the US launched 25% tariffs on approximately $34 billion […]

  • Brazil

    Global markets rallied last week with the S&P gaining 1.62% while the MSCI World index rallied 1.39%. This week we will be looking at the worlds’ 9th largest economy: Brazil. Brazil In 2015, a fall in commodities prices and political crisis caused Brazil to slip into its worst recession in recorded history. President Dilma Rousseff […]

  • Financial Regulation and Emerging Markets Concerns

    The market ended the week mixed as news of a deescalating trade war and the prospect of banking deregulation were offset by rising concerns about Turkish contagion. The S&P500 ended the week up 0.33% while the MSCI World Index fell -0.43%. This week, we will be taking a deeper look at the Banking Bill that […]

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