• Positive developments on economic readings, stimulus, and vaccines

    While stocks fell last week with the S&P 500 Index down 2.4%, we remain confident in the outlook for the economy and stocks.

  • Interest rate markets

    A steady selloff in the interest rate markets accelerated in the last two weeks, pushing yields to their highest level in 12 months and fueling apparent dislocations in other financial markets as well.

  • Macro movers: Updated outlook as S&P 500 inches closer to 4,000

    Seemingly unstoppable U.S. equity markets continue to press to new secular highs as the benchmark S&P 500 closes in on the 4,000 mark.

  • Strong start bodes well for the 2021 outlook and cyclical stocks

    Last week’s economic releases sent a confirmation signal for what the stock market has been indicating with its recent record highs—the economy is making a strong recovery from the pandemic shock.

  • Income-producing asset options

    Given today’s historically low interest rates, we are continuously being asked about the best options for generating portfolio income. This piece reviews important income-generating asset classes and includes ideas from various Janney disciplines, including the Investment Strategy Group, Wealth Management, and Capital Markets.

  • A shopping spree

    What would you do with an extra $600 million? In many cases, it may be inappropriate to call recently received stimulus checks extra, but it is clear they prompted recipients to spend.

  • Important signs of an improving outlook

    Stocks made record highs again last week and continue to benefit from better-than-expected corporate profits, lower COVID infection rates, an accelerating vaccine rollout, and the promise of additional fiscal stimulus from the Biden administration.

  • Embrace the inevitable

    The concept of creative destruction—out with the old and in with the new and innovative—sounds appealing, but no matter how promising change might appear to be, the process can be threatening. Change becomes even more problematic when the pace accelerates.

  • Encouraged by business surveys, vaccines, and corporate profits

    Improving business surveys, good news on lower infection rates, potential additional vaccine manufacturers, and better-than-expected corporate profitability support our positive outlook for 2021.

  • The score at halftime

    By the close Friday, February 5, 2021, slightly more than half of the S&P 500 had reported calendar fourth-quarter earnings.

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