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Bottom line:  There is a high likelihood that we are within 5-10bps for the low in 10-yr Treasury yields for now and the peak in the U.S. dollar, which should help propel the S&P 500 higher and provide tailwinds for my ongoing preferred positioning themes as stated below:  My work remains medium-term bullish. Buy the...

FLASH: Fed Minutes Not Hawkish, Buy Recent Weakness

Wall Street Whispers- What Our Clients Are Talking About Behind The Scenes

FLASH COMMENTS My work still strongly supports the FLASH points that I have included the past two weeks.  The “shift” towards a hawkish Fed appears to be losing steam as it is slowly becoming clearer that the FOMC is going to need to see more progress on the full employment...

Wall Street Whispers- What Our Clients Are Talking About Behind The Scenes

FLASH COMMENTS In last week’s Whispers, I included a few FLASH points and based on the action in both the equity and fixed income markets over the past week I wanted to reiterate them again.  There has been a big shift in thinking, commentary, and trading towards this new “hawkish...

Wall Street Whispers- What Our Clients Are Talking About Behind The Scenes

FLASH COMMENTS Before getting into today’s weekly Whispers note, I wanted to make a couple comments: My work remains medium-term bullish. Buy tactical dips in Financials and Cyclical/Reflation trades. Sell relative strength in defensive areas — Utilities and Health Care. Growth/FAANG remains as tilt above benchmark — have less exposure...

Wall Street Whispers- What Our Clients Are Talking About Behind The Scenes

SUMMARY If domestic GDP growth and PMIs are set to sequentially decelerate, should I be moving towards defensive areas at this time?  Now that we are near mid-year, can you provide an update of your year-end S&P 500 targets for both OEPS and index price level? What are your aggressive...

Wall Street Whispers- What Our Clients Are Talking About Behind The Scenes

Over the past week, the bullet points below are the questions and issues that were brought up the most followed by my responses: ISSUES The week was quite different than the last several months as clients were not as agitated and showed fewer outright concerns.  It is not totally clear...

Whispers of Wall Street - What Our Clients Are Talking About Behind The Scenes

REMINDER: Live Webinar and Q&A Markets According to Brian: 2H 2021 — Navigating a Challenging Backdrop Details and Specifics Date: Wednesday May 26, 2021 Time: 3:00 PM ET Duration: 45-60 minutes (including live Q&A) Click HERE to register The S&P continues to hold up well despite the ongoing concerns of the bears and the multitude […]

Whispers of Wall Street - What Our Clients Are Talking About Behind The Scenes

Well, last week was quite the rollercoaster ride with a nearly 5% down move in the S&P 500 from record highs, and then it bounced sharply and recovered nearly 70% of the down move by Friday’s close.  The drivers for the pullback were early week fears of the upcoming inflation...

Wall Street Whispers: SMID Stock List

Our Head of Global Portfolio Strategy, Brian Rauscher, offered to provide a list of SMid names that his quantitative methodology has been positive on in his May 4th Wall Street Whispers note. The response was overwhelming, so we decided to send this to all of our valued subscribers: Please note...

Wall Street Whispers - What Our Clients Are Talking About Behind The Scenes

The S&P 500 had another week of positive gains and notched its first close above 4200 despite institutional investor angst continuing to rise.  Most of the concerns seem to be focused on macro issues and there are plenty of them that are surfacing.  We are keenly aware of the macro...

Wall Street Whispers - What Our Clients Are Talking About Behind The Scenes

Introduction to Wall Street Whispers Every week I do over twenty idea conference calls with institutional clients from all over the world.  They range from tactical traders to strategic long only portfolio managers.  I literally speak and interact with the best and the brightest that the money management profession has...

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