Weekly Insight | October 5, 2022

Equities Surge Amid Two-Day Buying Frenzy

Equities traded lower to end last week but staged a rare 5.7% surge over two days. The spark was ignited by extremely oversold conditions and the Reserve Bank of Australia increasing rates by only 25 basis points.

Weekly Insight | September 21, 2022

Focus on the Fed

This week all eyes were focused on the Fed in anticipation of their rate decision. Change was expected, but would it be an increase of 75 basis points or 100 basis points, given the prior week’s report of the Consumer Price Index rising 8.3% year‑over‑year?

Insight Extra | Are we in a recession? | September 19, 2022

Investors are consistently being barraged with a variety of economic and financial market data points. Whether it’s the most recent release of quarterly GDP figures or which stocks saw the biggest price moves during a specific trading session, the onslaught of information is non-stop.

Weekly Insight | September 14, 2022

Sustained Volatility

Market participants have been attempting to read the tea leaves, trying to ascertain positioning in the face of a very fluid macro-environment. One thing that has remained elevated is volatility.

Five in Five | September 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 | September 7, 2022

Are Equities Setting Up for a Huge Fourth-Quarter Rally?

A sharp rally to end the week resulted in a mixed equity picture. The S&P 500 finished up 0.7%, while the NASDAQ and Russell 2000 finished slightly in the red.

Weekly Insight | August 31, 2022

Hot Fun in the Summertime
Positive sentiment toward equities continued into August, until it didn’t. Broad equity benchmarks continued their ascent through mid‑month, which began as of the beginning of this third‑quarter.

Weekly Insight | August 17, 2022

Tightening Monetary Policy and Rate Hikes

This week’s release of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) July meeting minutes drew focus from investors looking to see if any consideration was made by the Fed regarding when it would pivot away from tightening monetary policy and slow down the pace of rate hikes.