• Audio Update: Indicators for Market Stability and Economic Recovery

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

  • 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.

  • The road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Primaries put focus back on elections

    The second in a series about the presidential election. The first report in this series was published in January.

  • Coronavirus’ impact on equity and fixed income markets

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

  • Frenzied trading continues

    The equity market yesterday began with pre-opening futures down the limit, as circuit breakers were implemented at the opening, which required a 15- minute trading halt.

  • Stressed out

    Numerous press headlines compared the infamous October 19, 1987, market crash with the March 12, 2020, drop of 2,352.60 in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (9.99%) and the 9.51% drop in the S&P 500. The stories were factually accurate by pointing out that the March 12 drop was the largest since “Black Monday” 1987, but they largely failed to consider what happened afterwards.

  • The death of equities redux

    Events over many years have arisen that appeared to threaten what had been an inexorable rise in the U.S. stock market. Selling stocks on fear of these events typically proved to be a major mistake.

  • Opportunity on the horizon

    Analyst Greg Drahuschak explains that despite recent market turmoil, the equity market is at a level that offers significant opportunities.

  • Investment Perspectives: Economic impact of coronavirus

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

  • RISK: Finding the right fit

    Risk typically is defined as the exposure to the possibility of loss or injury, but risk means different things to different people.

  • Too much of a good thing - or is it just normal?

    The cliché that a rising tide lifts all ships points out that in a bull market most stocks move up. Multiple times in the past 40 years, however, the market tide allowed some stocks to rise much more than others.

  • Shifting tides: The only constant is change

    In order of importance, the direction of the overall market, sector selection, and individual stock choices determine equity market portfolio returns.

  • Positive monetary impulse, issues facing fixed income, and the stock detour

    Financial markets take their cue from dovish guidance, strong muni performance, and the election's impact on the market are included in this month's Investment Perspectives.

  • Election 2020: Impeachments and the market

    The impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump has captured the world’s attention. Investors, in particular, are interested in the effect the current proceedings will have on the equity market. This report will focus on the economic circumstances that surrounded past impeachments and show that what appears to matter more to the markets is the state of the underlying economy.

  • Election 2020: The road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

    Presidential election years attract investors’ attention because of the belief that the election process and outcome can influence the equity market. However, it is worth considering the impact the economy has on elections.

  • Coronavirus impact on stocks likely short-term

    For the 11th time in the past 50 years, global equity markets paused to assess a developing health concern. The spread of the latest coronavirus strain rekindled memories of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) that also prompted global health and economic concerns.

  • The income conundrum

    Following the peak in 1981, interest rates experienced a 39-year decline. A 2% yield on Treasury notes or bonds now is not achievable without going out to the 30-year Treasury bond, and the yield on the S&P 500 is approximately 1.8%.

  • How you feel matters

    The vast array of information available today should allow consumers and investors consistently to make rational decisions, but as the rapidly developing field of behavioral economics recognizes, emotions influence nearly every economic choice we make.

  • Markets in 2020, fixed income year-in-review, and new highs look likely

    Major issues persist with our optimistic outlook, a look back to fixed income in 2019, and a repeat of the market's 2019 result does not appear probable.

  • The Annual Sector Guessing Game

    Selecting which sectors will be the best performers in the S&P 500 is an ongoing exercise, but never more so than near the start of a new year.

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