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Ivo C. Nenin

Chart of the Month | Measuring Social Distancing with Mobility Trends

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Jun 4, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Market Commentary

We continue to monitor the level of social distancing as an indicator for business activity and improvement in consumer sentiment.

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Chart of the Month | The Fed Rides to the Rescue

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Ryan Driscoll on May 5, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Market Commentary

The Federal Reserve is determined to support the economy and the normal functioning of capital markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 29th, the total asset size of the Fed’s balance sheet reached $6.66 trillion dollars, almost doubling from $3.76 trillion at the end of August last year. As the Fed moves from restoring liquidity to stimulating economic activity, the Fed balance sheet is expected to continue to grow while effective interest rates remain at or close to zero.

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Chart of the Month | The Dangers of Timing a Bear Market

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Apr 2, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Market Commentary

It has been well documented that trying to avoid market downturns by selling out of stocks and moving to cash can be damaging to long-term portfolio . . .

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Chart of the Month | A Price War Erupts in the Oil Market

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Deborah Spalding on Mar 16, 2020

Topic: Market Commentary

Oil prices declined over 21 percent on March 9, 2020, the largest single-day decline since January 1991 during the Gulf War.

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Chart of the Month | Central Banks Increasingly Accommodative

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Ryan Driscoll on Feb 6, 2020

Topic: Market Commentary

World markets appeared to be returning to their upward trend in the beginning of February after a volatile start of the year...

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Chart of the Month | Election Year Market Trends

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Jan 8, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Market Commentary

As we enter the 12th year of economic expansion since the Great Financial Crisis, investors continue to wonder whether 2020 will be the year when...

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Chart of the Month | Fed Funds Rate Reduction Drives Markets to New Highs

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Nov 12, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

U.S. equities reached an all-time high at the end of October as downside fears abated and risk-on sentiment improved. Among the positives...

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Chart of the Month | Strange Happenings in the Repo Market

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Ryan Driscoll on Oct 2, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

An obscure but very large part of the financial markets caused a stir in late September. Lending rates spiked in the repurchase (repo) markets...

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Chart of the Month | Yield Curve Inversion – Signal or False Positive?

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Sep 5, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

Lately, there has been quite a bit of hand-wringing by the financial media about the yield curve inversion. It seems that many prognosticators believe...

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Chart of the Month | Defensive Stocks at a Premium

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Jul 2, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

The valuation premium (forward price/earnings) of defensive stocks versus cyclicals has climbed steadily over the last seven months...

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