Equities came under pressure this week as the anticipated stimulus pop failed to materialize. The S&P 500 was down 2.1% on the week,
A big economic number this week was the Retail Sales report for February. The decline of 3% comes after a strong January number of 7.6%.
Equities bounced back this week with the S&P 500 advancing 2.1%. Focus continues to be on the outperformance of stocks with lower
Inflation has become the central topic in financial markets given its linkages to both bond and equity prices. It is also one of the most
Orders for durable goods in January, a leading economic indicator, were up by 3.4%. This is the ninth month in a row the index is up. The