Notes from the Trading Desk

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

February 23, 2022

Since the last edition of Notes, volatility has remained the topic du jour as the major indices have all dropped. At the time of writing, the Nasdaq has dropped nearly 4.5% over the past two weeks, while the Dow and the S&P 500 have both fallen right around 4%.

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January 3, 2022

2021 is officially in the books, and what a year it was! Markets shook off meme stock mania in January, February’s deep freeze in Texas, supply chain disruptions following the blockage of the Suez Canal in March, April’s implosion of the over-levered hedge fund…

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November 8, 2021

Financial markets have turned into a bit of an everything rally as bonds, stocks, gold and the US Dollar have all recently risen together. The Russell 2000’s gain of 6.1% last week led all of the major U.S. indices.

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October 25, 2021

U.S. stocks were up once more last week. It marked the third straight week of positive finishes for the S&P 500, the Nasdaq, and the Dow Jones. Perhaps more importantly, the S&P 500 closed at a new all-time high on Thursday – its first record close in seven weeks.

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September 27, 2021

In the previous Notes from the Trading Desk, I referred to this market as being a dull one citing the 200+ trading days that had passed us by since we last saw a 5% pullback in the S&P 500. Well, that streak was broken (like Clemson’s streak of appearances in College Football’s top 10 rankings, sorry Billy and Jordan).

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