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Nuveen: 2021 Midyear Outlook

July 20, 2021

                        Click here to read     Source: https://documents.nuveen.com/Documents/Nuveen/Default.aspx?uniqueId=c3c6dc28-aa70-4b3d-b33b-cfd99fa1e56e

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended July 16th

July 19, 2021

  Earnings strength As of Friday, 85% of the S&P 500 companies that had reported second-quarter results exceeded analysts’ earnings estimates, according to FactSet. That so-called beat rate ranks above the 75% five-year average. Results were in from 8% of S&P 500 companies as of Friday, with many of the early reports coming in from […]

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BlackRock: Q3 2021 Equity Market Outlook

July 17, 2021

Closing in on fully reopen. The breakneck pace of the COVID-driven decline and restart has made for one unprecedented economic and market cycle. We begin the second half positioned for recovery while also safeguarding against potential bouts of market angst. What do we see in Q3? Market overview and outlook We remain constructive on U.S. […]

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JP Morgan: Are Sinking Bond Yields Signaling a Shift in Investors’ Expectations?

July 16, 2021

The 10-year yield just hit its lowest level since February. Here’s what’s driving the decline.   Our Top Market Takeaways for July 9, 2021. Markets in a Minute Wither rates Just six weeks ago, we argued that the economy was a long way from overheating. How quaint. This week, we have to argue that the economy is […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended July 9th

July 16, 2021

  Earnings optimism Entering earnings season, Wall Street analysts are expecting the biggest quarterly earnings growth rate in a decade, according to FactSet. As of Friday, second-quarter earnings for companies in the S&P 500 were forecast to jump an average of 69%ꟷin part owing to a favorable comparison relative to the depressed earnings from last […]

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LPL: A Tale of Two Months

July 8, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021   Index Performance View enlarged chart. U.S. and international equities The U.S. major market indexes were mostly higher during the month of June. Last month’s top performer, the Dow Jones Industrial, was June’s laggard.  Moreover, May’s laggard, the Nasdaq composite, was this month’s top performer. International developed markets (MSCI EAFE) lagged […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended July 2nd

July 7, 2021

  Jobs improvement The pace of job growth accelerated in June, rebounding from recent moderation in the U.S. labor market’s recovery from the pandemic. The economy generated 850,000 new jobs last month, exceeding most economists’ expectations for around 700,000. In April and May, job growth totaled 269,000 and 583,000, respectively.   June by the numbers […]

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LPL: Manufacturing Activity Indices at Historic Levels

July 2, 2021

As recent economic data shows, the robust post-COVID recovery has brought about a historic rebound in U.S. manufacturing activity. Pent-up demand and low inventories of capital goods have caused companies to fire up their machines at record levels, and manufacturing supply management professionals have responded with relative delight in recent surveys. Both the IHS Markit […]

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Janus Henderson Investors: Opportunities And Risks In A Multi-Speed Recovery

July 1, 2021

Key Takeaways Headlines have not been kind to bonds in 2021. With the worst of the economic calamity hopefully behind us and rock-bottom interest rates in many regions having only one way to go (higher), many believe it’s an easy call to increase exposure to riskier assets. The year’s steady din about the potential for […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended June 25th

June 29, 2021

Market shift The latest week’s stock market gains marked a reversal from the prior week, as the major U.S. indexes recovered the previous week’s losses and then some. In addition, a measure of investors’ expectations of short-term stock market volatility reversed course, dropping 25% for the week after surging slightly more than that in the […]

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