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Weekly Market Commentary

October 16th, 2020 -Darren Leavitt, CFA US Market averages were little changed for the week.  The beginning of 3rd quarter earnings started with ho-hum results from the financials, some transports also missed the mark, and a high flying cloud computing company,...

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October 9th, 2020 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Markets extended their rally last week on optimism around another tranche of stimulus.  Value-oriented small-cap cyclicals were in favor and sent the Russell 2000 up 6.4% for the week.  The S&P 500 gained 3.8%, the Dow was...

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October 2nd, 2020 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Financial markets rallied last week, putting an end to four straight weeks of losses.  Investor optimism was stoked early in the week on news that the Administration and Democrats were working on a fiscal stimulus compromise. ...

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September 28th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Volatile Markets Continue as We Approach an All-Important Earnings Season U.S. equity indexes continue to experience heightened volatility. This has been the case for much of September and should come as no...

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September 21st, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group A Necessary Dose of Reality Equity markets resumed selling after the Federal Reserve meeting last Wednesday. The 50-day moving average on the S&P 500 was promptly broken, and closed well beneath that important...

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September 14th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Volatile Markets and Wildfires Continue, But Not All News is Bad Markets continue to be volatile this week as investors try to determine whether we have come too far too fast off the March lows. The good news is...

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September 8th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Stocks Enter Uncharted Waters During Most Volatile Time of the Year Equity markets hit a wall on Thursday and selling began in earnest for the first time since March. In my opinion, the straight up move in equity...

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August 31st, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Is the S&P 500 a True Reflection of the U.S. Economy? The S&P 500 has officially closed out weekly trading at new all-time highs. It is now up nearly 8% for the year. We have watched this “broad” index battle...

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August 24th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Tech Companies Lead the S&P 500 to Record Highs This past week the S&P 500 battled resistance at its previous all-time highs (just below 3400). We had two consecutive record closes, only to fall back after...

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August 18th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group There are Many Unknowns, but the Market Continues to March On The S&P 500 and the Dow continue their respective attempts to break through the all-time highs established in February. Both major indices have been...

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August 10th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group The S&P 500 Inches Closer to All-Time Highs, Encouraged by Q2 Earnings Major equity indices are positive for the year. The Nasdaq is now at all-time highs on the back of blowout performance from Amazon, Google,...

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August 3rd, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group All Eyes on Congress Equity markets continue to push higher in the face of ongoing uncertainty. We discussed last week that the next probable stop for the S&P 500 (SPY) is the February high of 3400. We continue to...

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July 29th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Trust the Process My apologies to everyone for the late commentary this week. I spent the last five days on a golf and BBQ tour across the beautiful state of Arkansas in an RV with my son Jack. Truth be told, we only...

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July 20th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group The S&P 500 Turns Positive for the Year The benchmark S&P 500 index has officially broken out above 3200 and, in doing so, broken out of its two -month trading range. We have been watching this unfold for...

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July 13th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Equity Markets Show Strength Ahead of Bank Earnings Equity markets moved to the high end of their trading range over the past week. For those keeping track, the S&P 500 has been rangebound between 3000 and 3200 for...

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July 7th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Midyear Outlook: Acknowledging Where We Are To start, I hope everyone had a safe and restful July 4th holiday. Time spent with family and friends is what matters most. The older I get the more that reality sinks in. I...

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June 22nd, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Covid-19 Cases Spike in the U.S. as Boeing Resumes 737 Max Test Flights The S&P 500 closed on Friday just below its 200-day moving average. This was the culmination of a 5% drop for the week. The Dow and Nasdaq...

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June 22nd, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Which Way Will the Market Break? U.S. equity markets continue to be range bound but hold above the all-important 200-day moving average at 3000 (S&P 500). I read over the weekend that there remains a record amount...

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June 15th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Markets Show Important Reversal at Even More Important Level Two weeks ago, we commented on the ongoing test faced by the broad indices at their respective 200-day moving average. We noted that if equity markets were...

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June 8th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Perception is Not Reality We have spent the past few weeks discussing the need to have a rules-based process in place that helps to take the emotion out of investing when markets appear to disconnect from what we...