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So far Matt Garrott has created 106 blog entries.

Magnificent 7

By |2023-12-08T15:26:12+00:00December 8th, 2023|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott The story of the S&P 500 this year is the Magnificent 7.  That is, the seven largest companies in the index by market cap (it’s 8 tickers because Google has two share classes).  The S&P is up over 20% year-to-date, mainly because of these giants:   All investment pros had [...]

Market Commentary 9/30/2023

By |2023-10-05T15:03:37+00:00October 5th, 2023|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott Cash and commodities were the only places to hide in the third quarter as stocks and bonds both posted negative returns.  The yield curve remains inverted.  A government shutdown has been delayed, but looms behind daily headlines of legislative dysfunction.  Strikes are hitting not only Hollywood and Las Vegas, but [...]

2023: Year of the 4 Comma Club

By |2023-06-09T14:30:12+00:00June 9th, 2023|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott The stock market in 2023 has been dominated by the 4 Comma Club, the Trillionaires* – Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, and Nvidia.  Nvidia’s position in this elite group is not cemented in place as it has recently fallen back down to a mere $925 billion market cap.  Schwab’s Liz Ann [...]

Market Commentary 3/31/2023

By |2023-04-06T14:13:01+00:00April 6th, 2023|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott The headlines have been terrible.  Inflation is high.  The automobile and home loan markets are confused.  A bank run centered on the global tech center of Silicon Valley ripped through the financial sector.  How did the stock market respond?  The S&P 500 gained 7.5% during the quarter.  The last three [...]

And the Oscar for best bank drama this weekend goes to…

By |2023-04-06T14:14:17+00:00March 13th, 2023|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott Silicon Valley Bank In an effort to prevent the default of Everything Everywhere All at Once, Federal regulators stepped in to cover depositors who held cash over the $250,000 FDIC insurance cap at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).  Regulators also shut down Signature Bank in New York City.  Both banks had [...]

Don’t Chase Two Rabbits at the Same Time

By |2023-02-06T16:22:12+00:00February 6th, 2023|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott One month into the New Year and one of our core investment beliefs was confirmed: Nobody can predict the markets.  The Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index gained 3.1% and the S&P 500 rose 6.3%.  The NASDAQ, which lost 32.4% last year, was up 10.7% on the month.  International stocks popped [...]

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