• The earnings watch, again

    All earnings report periods are important, but following the large drop in earnings expectations early last year and the relatively slow recovery, fourth-quarter 2020 results and corporate comments about 2021 prospects could be unusually significant.

  • Just when you heard enough about elections

    With the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States only a week away, investors should consider the market pattern through the presidential election cycle.

  • Democratic control of Senate likely means more stimulus

    Stocks started the new year on an optimistic note with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials, Nasdaq Composite, and the small-cap Russell 2000 all making record highs last week.

  • Will January be charming?

    Market lore says what the market does from Christmas Eve through the first two days of a new year, the so-called “Santa Claus rally” period, offers a solid indication of what the market would do for the entire year.

  • Investment Perspectives: Economic growth, fixed income in 2020, and stocks push higher

    Janney's analysts discuss inflation and stock trends.

  • Podcast: Fixed income market update and expectations for future stimulus

    Janney's analysts discuss the global pandemic's impact on the economy.

  • Observations as Democrats gain control in Georgia

    With Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff winning the Georgia Senate runoff races, the Democrats will now hold 50 seats in the 100-person Senate chamber, while Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is in position to break Senate ties.

  • Stocks send optimistic signal for 2021

    Stocks finished 2020 on a positive note, looking past the continued spread of the virus and instead focusing on the positive news about vaccine development and distribution and the unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus.

  • Optimistic for 2021 with follow-on relief and Government funding in place

    Stocks are rising after President Trump signed the coronavirus relief and full-year government funding package into law.

  • Congress reaches deal on Coronavirus relief package

    With the virus still surging with associated economic headwinds, lawmakers have agreed to a roughly $900 billion follow-on COVID-19 relief package designed to further bridge the economy through this extraordinary period.

  • Podcast: Fixed income and equity markets in 2021

    Janney's analysts discuss the global pandemic's impact on the economy.

  • FOMC Commentary: A December to forget

    This is not the first FOMC note in which we have emphasized the unexciting nature of Fed policy in a post-pandemic economic recovery.

  • The Santa cause and beyond

    Nearing the end of the year, investors look forward to what is called the “Santa Claus rally,” when the equity market often rallies through the last five trading days of the year and the first two trading days after New Year’s Day.

  • Market optimism remains high as vaccine rollout begins

    The rollout of Pfizer’s vaccine, which should be followed shortly by Moderna’s and others, is allowing the market and business leadership to focus on economic normalization as we move through 2021.

  • Outlook 2021

    What are the prospects and pitfalls in a post-pandemic world? Janney’s Mark Luschini and Guy LeBas share their perspective on what the markets and economy may experience during the upcoming year.

  • Podcast: Inflation Expectations and the Latest Economic Data

    Janney's analysts discuss the global pandemic's impact on the economy.

  • Investment Perspectives: stocks, taxes and munis, and increased market volatility

    Janney's analysts discuss inflation and stock trends.

  • Stocks remain focused on economic normalization

    Stocks reached record highs again last week, despite the economy losing some momentum due to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Podcast: Interest Rates and Potential for Santa Claus Rally

    Janney's analysts discuss the global pandemic's impact on the economy.

  • Reviewing the gap year

    Seven months ago near the depths of the virus-induced economic slide, the Investment Strategy Group report, A Gap Year, analogized the economy and stock market with graduating college seniors taking a year off as immediate admission to graduate school often was not possible.

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