Archives for February, 2020

  1. February 28, 2020

    When I wrote the post, “And Now for the Bad News” on February 24th, I was anticipating some discounting by investors to earnings adjustments and dire macro-economic news related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Candidly, I didn’t expect to have the worst week for equities… More >>

  2. February 24, 2020

      The Coronavirus has dominated the news cycle for weeks and it is not surprising the hysteria has been rampant. The truth is the virus is on the decline in mainland China. In the graphic below, you can see the number of patients leaving the hospital growing and declines… More >>

  3. February 18, 2020

      As we enter the fourth week of combatting the coronavirus, global perceptions about the impact are starting to take shape. Let’s start with the latest on the spread of the virus from the World Health Organization (WHO). [i]   Despite having spread across the globe,… More >>

  4. February 10, 2020

      This is an unusual period for investors as we digest the past, while trying to consume the current and future news. First, the past news as it relates to corporate earnings is nothing short of outstanding relative to expectations. Fourth quarter S&P 500 earnings… More >>

  5. February 3, 2020

      The world’s second largest stock market will have been open and closed by the time you read this post. The China A-Share market has a total market capitalization of approximately $8.4 trillion. It is the second largest market by most measures in the world. [i] The… More >>