ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 30th, 2020

Despite a week shortened by the holiday in the United States and Japan, stocks, bonds, and commodities unanimously signaled growing optimism about the growth of economic activity in 2021.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 23rd, 2020

The wave of encouraging news pushed several stock market indices-including the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the MSCI All-Country World Index-to historic highs. However, both the S&P 500 (-0.77%) and Dow Jones (-0.73%) declined to end the week lower, as tightening restrictions in..

ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 16th, 2020

The positive implications of an effective vaccine for economic growth triggered gains of more than 2% for the Canadian stock index, despite fears that a Biden administration in the United States would cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 9th, 2020

In addition to the election results, early data suggesting that German pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has developed a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 is driving the markets today. For more information on this vaccine candidate

ClearWater Market Commentary as of October 30th, 2020

Fears that the increase in COVID-19 cases would weaken the economy were compounded by the end of hopes for a pre-election fiscal stimulus package. In addition, fears that the presidential election results would be tighter also added further pressure on stocks.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of October 23rd, 2020

The industry sector declined after Canadian National Railway Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company Ltd. reported revenues and earnings below…

ClearWater Market Commentary as of October 16th, 2020

The Bank of Canada has signaled an improvement in the economic environment by reducing the emergency measures it put in place last spring to stabilize..

Threading a Needle Weekly Market Review April 04, 2020

Market indexes dropped in volatility and price this week which should tilt me to be bullish. With the $VIX still above 45, it is still very volatile out there. I am not a big $VIX follower, but being aware of the VIX trend in this elevated environment can be informative. The difficulty is the market was down 7.5% off its recent highs and the $VIX was still falling.

Stalling After The Bounce Weekly Market Review February 22, 2020

Market indexes closed lower as Microsoft and Apple pulled back. With the Nasdaq down 2% on Friday, it would appear that the technical correction is starting. This week the trend line on the Yen broke, following the Euro’s breakdown last week. With currencies changing, I watch for changes in the equity markets.

Crushed! Weekly Market Review February 29, 2020

Market indexes were crushed. Period. In equities, the $SPX was down 12% this week. Everyday was another selling day coming off the options expiration Friday. Whoosh. The carnage had the most scale in the high fliers club and the previously weak groups like energy. Some of the names were down 30% off the highs.