• Time for a checkup

    The broad-based drop in the equity market off the February 19, 2020, high and the resulting decline in most portfolio values easily could be blamed solely on the virus and its massive economic impact. Investors, however, need to consider whether the overall market drop alone deteriorated their portfolios.

  • Podcast: Market outlook and the Federal Reserve's policies

    Janney's analysts discuss the market and the consequences of coronavirus.

  • The distinct attributes of preferred securities

    Preferred securities occupy an unusual spot in the financial markets. Part bond and part stocks, preferreds are largely the province of individual investors, not institutions. That status represents a stark contrast to other higher-risk fixed income asset classes, such as high yield corporate bonds, which have primarily an institutional ownership base.

  • What small business owners need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

    Stay-at-home orders issued to slow the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic have had overwhelming effects on the job market, with 6.6 million Americans filing initial unemployment claims in the final week of March.*

  • Coronavirus market volatility update

    In lieu of our usual Weekly Bulletin, we are publishing special reports to discuss the market reaction to evolving news on the coronavirus outbreak. We would stress the following observations as developments continue to unfold.

  • COVID-19 alters election process

    A lull in primary elections and the overwhelming focus on COVID-19 shoved the presidential election into the background. Nonetheless, the 2020 presidential election will be held November 3, 2020. COVID-19, however, already has altered the process.

  • Podcast: Have markets reached a durable bottom?

    Janney's analysts discuss the market and the consequences of coronavirus.

  • Investment Perspectives: The pandemic's effect on economy, Federal Reserve intervention, and past economic shocks

    Coronavirus concerns and election uncertainty caused waves in the economy and financial markets.

  • Coronavirus market volatility update

    In lieu of our usual Weekly Bulletin, we are publishing special reports to discuss the market reaction to evolving news on the coronavirus outbreak. We would stress the following points as developments continue to unfold.

  • Covid testing data: Three steps to "normalcy"

    As of April 2, the American Clinical Lab Association (ACLA) indicated that group members have performed 1,093,000 tests compared to a cumulative total of 27,000 on March 17.

  • Historic crash sites and their aftermath

    In light of the historical declines and technical conditions generated by financial markets over the last few weeks, we took another look at some of the more significant correction cycles and crashes in the stock market’s long history, aligning our current glide path against these periods to uncover possible, not necessarily probable, outcomes going forward. This exercise is not meant to make exacting comparisons or predictions, but to learn from past cycles about what the markets might be capable of in the months ahead.

  • The relationship among oil prices, stocks, and economy

    The recent drop in stock prices has captured the attention of most investors. In a seemingly unrelated issue, a massive oversupply problem created a waterfall-like drop in the price of oil. It might appear that the performance of the S&P 500 and WTI is only coincidental, but history suggests otherwise.

  • Podcast: Impact of recent stimulus measures on the markets and economy

    Janney's analysts discuss the market and the consequences of coronavirus.

  • Beware of dividends that look too good to be true

    A fundamental tenant of equity income investing is the sustainability of the dividend. A firm must generate sustainable earnings in order to pay a sustainable dividend. Often, a high dividend yield may look very enticing when actually it’s a sign that earnings, and consequently, dividends are about to be cut. This high yield distress signal occurs when the firm’s economic fundamentals are deteriorating.

  • Coronavirus market volatility update

    In lieu of our usual Weekly Bulletin, we are publishing special reports to discuss the market reaction to evolving news on the coronavirus outbreak. We would stress the following points as developments continue to unfold.

  • Details of the CARES Act Stimulus Program

    In response to the coronavirus economic shock, Congress just passed and we expect President Trump to sign into law, a massive, unprecedented economic stimulus package designed to bridge the economy through this extraordinary period.

  • Massive government stimulus package to bridge the economy

    In response to the coronavirus economic shock, the Senate and White House have agreed to a massive, unprecedented economic stimulus package designed to bridge the economy through this extraordinary period. This plan will be helpful to shallow the economic damage that has already been incurred, and will likely continue to be inflicted, until the outbreak subsides. While some details could change before final approval, major provisions included in the $2 trillion package are discussed below.

  • Podcast: Indicators for Market Stability and Economic Recovery

    Janney's analysts discuss the market and the consequences of coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus market volatility update

    In lieu of our usual Weekly Bulletin, we are publishing special reports to discuss the market reaction to evolving news on the coronavirus outbreak. We would stress the following points as developments continue to unfold.

  • Stocks uncertainty offers chance to review portfolio

    Rebalancing is a useful process at any point in a market cycle. While the market is rising, gradually adjusting the equity to fixed income or cash allocation can leave a portfolio less exposed to adverse events. There is a practical way to assess individual stocks that can lead to rebalancing while determining the worthiness of each portfolio member.

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