The Bespoke Report — Equity Market Pros and Cons (and everything in between)

This week’s Bespoke Report is an updated version of our “Pros and Cons” edition for Q4 2021.

With this report, you’re able to get a complete picture of the bull and bear case for US stocks right now.  It’s heavy on graphics and light on text, but we let the charts and tables do the talking!

On page two of the report, you’ll see a full list of the pros and cons that we lay out.  We then provide slides for each “pro” or “con” that we’ve highlighted.

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The Bespoke Report Newsletter – 10/15/21 – Whipping Up Worries Over Punchy Prices

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Markets and economic data are starting focus more tightly on rising inflation. Energy prices are soaring, industrial metals are at record levels, and employers are faced with an avalanche of quits and job openings. But supply responses are underway, with oil rigs spinning up, natural gas output rising, and millions of Americans piling into the labor market to meet the demand for workers. Earnings are also starting off strong this season with much better results from Wall Street trading firms and less cost of credit from money center banks. Consumer goods are also rolling in from China as the bilateral trade deficit reported by that country this week. We discuss all of this and more in this week’s Bespoke Report.

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The Bespoke Report – 10/8/21 – Sitting in Limbo

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After some rocky trading to kick off the month, it was hard for many to believe that the S&P 500 was actually up over 2% in the first full week of October.  Regardless of how it got there, a win is a win no matter how messy it was.  Despite the rally to kick-off October, the S&P 500 finished the week right around 3% from its record closing high on September 2nd.

Some people reading this are enjoying a three-day weekend in observance of Columbus Day on Monday, but the market will be open on Monday, and investors will be looking for major US indices to show some signs of which way they plan to break out of the current state of limbo we find ourselves in heading into the weekend.  Will earnings season be the catalyst to get stocks back to their recent highs, or will the fact that this week’s rally ran out of steam just shy of the 50-day moving average end up, in retrospect, being the beginning of a new leg lower?

In this week’s Bespoke Report, we’ll look to shed some light on these questions as well as recap some of the key trends facing the market.  There are a ton of insights on both markets and the economy in this week’s newsletter, and you can read it now with a two-week trial to our subscription service — Bespoke Premium.  Click here to learn more about Bespoke Premium and start a two-week trial if you’re interested.

The Bespoke Report Newsletter — 10/1/21

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September 2021 ended with a thud this week with the S&P 500 falling 1.2% on the last trading day of the month.  The turn of the calendar to October marked a turning point for the market as well, as the S&P rose 1.15% on the first day of the month to close out the trading week.  This week’s Bespoke Report looks closely at the recent action in leading groups and sectors like the semiconductors and the transports.  We also check in on the economy as the Delta wave recedes.  There are a ton of insights on both markets and the economy in this week’s newsletter, and you can read it now with a two-week trial to our subscription service — Bespoke Premium.  Click here to learn more about Bespoke Premium and start a two-week trial if you’re interested.

The Bespoke Report Newsletter – 9/24/21 – Turning Points In Markets, The Economy, And Policy

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Whether you look at the earnings outlook, macroeconomic data, or the policy backdrop, we’ve reached a turning point in the trends that have defined the recovery from the COVID recession. We discuss all in detail in the latest edition of The Bespoke Report along with analysis of inflation and the ten year yield, cryptocurrencies, an update on our Death By Amazon and Amazon Survivors indices, events in China this week, housing market data this week, analysis of the Federal Reserves Q2 Flow of Funds report, and more.

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The Bespoke Report Newsletter – 9/17/21 – Too Cute?

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It hasn’t happened very often this year but early Friday afternoon the S&P 500 was on pace to close below its 50-day moving average.  A close below the 50-DMA is not something that market technicians like to see.

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