December 31, 2021

Long Bond Yield Surges, Omicron Drawdown Over

Long Bond Yield Surges, Omicron Drawdown Over The 30-year bond yield collapsed 29 basis points (bps) during the Thanksgiving holiday.  The week of Nov-24 was also the first week of the Omicron endemic.  Yields have since bottomed out in early December and surged back to unchanged, erasing the Omicron drawdown […]
December 23, 2021

European Gas Prices Down 20%

US LNG Armada Sends European Gas Prices Down 20% European gas prices plunged today.  Why?  LNG tankers are now headed from the US to EU ports in large numbers…an armada of tankers. Data compiled by Bloomberg shows that 10 vessels are headed to the gas-starved continent.  Meanwhile, another 20 ships […]
December 2, 2021

November Returns and Asset Performance

Major Asset Classes November 2021 Performance Comparison Introduction Red ink swept across the monthly results for most asset classes in November, highlighting the need for active risk management and strategies for capital preservation. Technology stocks performed well, as did U.S. investment grade bonds and inflation-indexed bonds. Finally, commodities continued to […]