Tag Archives: Coronavirus

April 27

46 Days

By David Nelson, CFA CMT In the early days of the pandemic equity markets reacted to a combination of data, news driven events and of course human emotion. Plummeting at a pace not seen in recent history it took just 23 trading days for stocks to fall from peak to trough. This historic downturn dwarfs the […]

April 20

Two Markets

By David Nelson, CFA Two months into the pandemic and its aftermath, U.S. markets have split in two. On one side we have the designated survivors: cash rich, high quality or essential service companies and on the other side, everything else. Behind the chaotic near historic price moves of the last several weeks stocks were […]

April 16

Live from the Bunker – The Conversation Shifts

David talks to Bloomberg anchor Jon Ehrlichman about the latest news on the war against COVID-19

April 14

Re-opening the economy

David joins Fox Business host Charles Payne to discuss how the conversation has shifted to re-opening the economy

April 12

Let stock buybacks die

By David Nelson, CFA COVID-19 has done more than bring the world economy to its knees. It’s forcing decisions about life and death beyond that of our neighbors and loved ones. The actions of government and now the Federal Reserve includes a rescue package $Trillions in scope whose current goal is to return the status […]

April 01

Market Triage

By David Nelson, CFA CMT In just 23 trading days from February 19th to March 23rd U.S. equity markets declined on average (-39%). To put that perspective the Dot.com bubble took over 600 trading days from March 2000 – October 2002. Even the Financial Crisis of 2008 ending 2009 took over 350 trading days. To […]

March 30

Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore

By David Nelson, CFA CMT After having a weekend to reflect on the previous two week’s trading I wanted to share a few thoughts as we head into the coming week. The panic selling we’ve seen in March was met last week by equally violent panic buying. Average daily price moves for the month averaged […]

March 16

The Fed goes all in

By David Nelson, CFA CMT At 5PM EST Sunday, in response to the spread of the Coronavirus the Federal Reserve announced they were cutting the Fed Funds rate to 0.00% – 0.25%. To keep financial conditions from tightening the Fed cut 100 basis points. After the worst week for markets since the Financial Crisis the […]

March 08

Investors we’re positioned for growth

David joins the On the Move panel to discuss the latest on the coronavirus and what’s next for the markets.

March 01

COVID-19 and the Black Swan

David weighs in on COVID-19 and the sell-off in world markets.