Date of publication: 2017-08-19 13:12
After opening the day lower, a majority of . stocks spent Friday afternoon in positive territory , though the indexes wound up in the red. Still, following the politically driven decline in valuations since Wednesday afternoon, each of the major large-cap indexes remains well below its respective previous-week closing levels. While the bulls got a boost from a rosy Consumer Confidence Survey reading, today’s directionless movement underscored the recent uncertainty that has characterized trading over the past several weeks.
By this measure, the economy reached full employment in February, and has since overshot, with the unemployment rate falling to % in April compared to an estimated NAIRU of %.
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While we can never be certain that past patterns will repeat themselves, despite what some fear-mongers may be saying, there is no historical precedent to indicate that such high levels of complacency (low levels of volatility) are indicative of a market that has topped out."
"First, US political risk has led to the pricing and repricing of market risk premiums around the current US administration’s economic reform agenda. Stalled congressional agendas and turmoil around personnel changes in particular serve as examples where in our view, the market re-priced expectations for the timing and/or probability of significant economic reform, giving a bid to gold.
When monitoring the rolling 95 trading-day correlation between the DJT and the DJIA over the past 75 years, while most market declines of 65% or more were indeed preceded or accompanied by divergences of at least two standard deviations below the mean, not all divergences of that magnitude resulted in severe declines. Therefore, while this divergence may sound alarm bells to some, it represents dissonant noise to others.
"Despite recent political controversies, this trend has continued — at least in the eyes of . consumers. Hidden deep inside the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey is a series that tracks unsolicited, favorable, responses on news heard about government economic policy. It has remained at stratospheric levels since the election.