Weekly Insight | May 18, 2022

Retail Sales Increase

There was an increase in retail sales through April. Retailers sold 0.9% more than the previous month. Taking out autos, retail sales grew by 0.60%.

Weekly Insight | May 11, 2022

Sharp Reversal Sends Risk Assets Lower

The massive rally post-Federal Open Market Committee meeting last Wednesday turned out to be a head fake. This week saw significant losses in risk assets.

Five in Five | May 2022

Welcome to Five in Five, a monthly publication from the Investment Team at BTC Capital Management. Each month we share graphs around five topics that illustrate the current state of the markets, with brief commentary that can be absorbed in five minutes or less.

Weekly Insight | May 4, 2022

                           

The Fed Hikes Rates by 50 Basis Points for the First Time Since 2000

The S&P 500 ended the week up 2.8%, with all the gains coming in the last two hours on Wednesday.

Weekly Insight | April 27, 2022

Earnings for the first quarter are currently 7% higher than expected. This comes amid slower growth than in previous quarters. Overall, earnings are up 8.38% and the energy sector has contributed the most to this growth.

Trends Over Time | Q1 2022

Welcome to another edition of Trends Over Time, a quarterly chartbook from BTC Capital Management. Market and economic data are usually released in isolation. The single data point, with the occasional previous period data, is usually not enough to identify a trend or a theme.

Weekly Insight | April 20, 2022

The S&P 500 ended the week up 0.3% as earnings season comes into focus. Heavy-weight names are starting to report first quarter earnings and there have been some big moves for well-known mega-cap stocks.

Weekly Insight | April 13, 2022

Inflation continues to run hot. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for March was released this week. The increase of 8.5% over the year and 1.2% from February to March shows a continuation of price increases.

Five in Five | April 2022

Welcome to Five in Five, a monthly publication from the Investment Team at BTC Capital Management. Each month we share graphs around five topics that illustrate the current state of the markets, with brief commentary that can be absorbed in five minutes or less.