ON THE STREET MONTHLY – A BATTLE FOR MORE ECONOMIC STIMULUS

Now that there is a new administration in the White House, analysts are beginning to get a sense of what is to come for the US economy. President Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that includes more direct payments to Americans, increasing unemployment benefits, and help with coronavirus vaccine rollouts across the country. Republicans […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – STOCKS FINISH THE YEAR ON A TEAR

2020 was a year filled with uncertainty and chaos, but the stock market ended the year on a bright note. Major indices hit all-time highs before retreating slightly to close out December, and leave investors feeling confident heading into 2021. The beginning stages of a coronavirus vaccine rollout furthered the belief that the pandemic is […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – A DIVIDED GOVERNMENT COULD BODE WELL FOR STOCKS

While President-elect Joe Biden beat out incumbent Donald Trump in the Presidential election, the political picture is still as murky as ever. The Democratic party was able to maintain their majority in the House of Representatives, albeit losing several seats in the process with several races yet to be called. The Senate is much closer, […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – NOVEMBER 2020 PRE-ELECTION EDITION

It’s Election Time Buckle your safety belts, the election is upon us. And no matter which candidate you support, it’s sure to be a bumpy ride. At this late stage in the process, most polls are pointing to a sizable lead for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but one can help see flashbacks to similar positive […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – TECH STOCKS PUSH THE NASDAQ HIGHER

Even as the stock market saw a pullback in September, it’s clear that stocks as a whole are operating on a different level than the rest of the economy. While small businesses remain shuttered or at lessened capacity, the market has maintained growth. This might seem like a fluke, but it actually makes sense when […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – GEARING UP FOR ELECTION SEASON

As the leaves change and Fall approaches, so too does one of the most important presidential elections in United States history. But it’s not just the presidential election that matters. If both the Democrats with the Senate and Joe Biden is elected, there could be drastic changes to the nation’s tax code. Yet, even if […]

On the Street Monthly – Main Street and Wall Street Remain Disconnected

For most Americans, the coronavirus pandemic has left a long-lasting scar that has yet to heal. Millions of people have been quarantined, jobs have been lost, children have gone without schooling, and there remains no certain end to this global pandemic. Yet, amidst all of the pain on main street, markets continue to climb and […]

On The Street Monthly – June Ends Higher as Volatility Persists

Fueled by optimism about reopening the U.S. economy and a record-breaking employment report for May, stocks started the month moving in a positive direction. By Monday, June 8th, the S&P 500 actually closed in positive territory for the year. The euphoria would not last long. By the middle of that same week, the Federal Reserve […]

On The Street Monthly – The Pandemic Rebound: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

This past week was a time of tremendous contrasts. The market closed the month of May with a strong rally driven by resilient tech stocks and essential goods companies and clinging to the glimmers of hope starting to appear in the slowly reopening economy and the early stages of vaccine development. SpaceX successfully partnered with […]

On The Street Monthly – Making Sense of the Market’s Disconnect with Economic Conditions

As the market rebounded significantly in April, capping one of the best performing months in more than 30 years, stock prices became strangely unhinged from the economic reality on the ground. During this time there was still widespread fear and uncertainty across the country, and we saw some of the most shocking economic data in […]