Notes from the Trading Desk

Notes from the Trading Desk is our bi-monthly commentary that discusses current news and market observations.

November 28, 2022

This time of the year is often marked by reflection and thankfulness. Personally, I find myself thankful for having food on the table while surrounded by loved ones. It’s a wonderful thing, sitting around a table with those that we care for.

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September 25, 2022

September has been a rollercoaster for stocks. Yet despite that, the S&P 500 has somehow only fallen half a percent through the 14th. After falling nearly 10% from August 16th to September 6th, the S&P put on its rally cap, climbing more than 5% in just four trading sessions.

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September 14, 2022

September has been a rollercoaster for stocks. Yet despite that, the S&P 500 has somehow only fallen half a percent through the 14th. After falling nearly 10% from August 16th to September 6th, the S&P put on its rally cap, climbing more than 5% in just four trading sessions.

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August 22, 2022

U.S. Equities moved lower last week which brought an end to the S&P 500’s four-week winning streak. Small cap stocks fared the worst as the Russell 2000 lost nearly 3%. Tech was not much better than that with the Nasdaq sliding 2.6%.

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August 8, 2022

August has offered a mixed bag for equity investors so far. The Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 both continued their move higher during the first week of August, gaining roughly 2% each. But the Dow and the S&P 500, on the other hand, have taken a bit of a breather after their July ascents.

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July 26, 2022

It has been a pleasant start to the quarter – a welcome change of pace from Q1 and Q2. So far, the major indices have all rallied, yields and commodities have been stable, and volatility has meaningfully dissipated.

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June 27, 2022

Violent swings within the stock market have become familiar and ordinary. After Notes was last published, the S&P 500 experienced its worst week since March of 2020 before following it up with one of its finest post-COVID rallies.

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June 13, 2022

June started slowly as the market found respite in a summer calm. In fact, for the first week the S&P traded in a fairly tight 100-point range. That changed on a dime though as stocks took another leg lower last week.

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May 16, 2022

The major U.S. equity indices moved lower once more last week – though they regained roughly half of their losses in Friday’s session to cap the volatile week. The S&P 500 has now dropped for six straight weeks, its longest losing streak since 2011.

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