David Bassanese, Author at BetaShares
How high will US bond yields rise?

How high will US bond yields rise?

Last week’s technical break higher in US 10-year bond yields has understandably led to concerns that rates could head much higher and potentially undermine equity valuations.  Against this background, this note assesses the outlook for both US bond yields and the equity market. Going Up: US 10-year Yields break the 3% barrier After trading largely

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Equities yield to bonds

Week in Review Fear over higher bond yields and hurdles in China-US trade talks were the main drivers of weakness in US stocks over the past week.  A stronger than expected gain in US April retail sales – which indicates US consumer spending has bounced back nicely after unexpected weakness in early 2018 –  saw US

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Back from the brink

Week in Review It was another good week for global stocks, with the S&P 500 Index rebounding by 2.4% while US bonds yields and the $US remained broadly steady. As seen in the chart below, the S&P 500 managed to break above its downtrend line of the market correction to date – a technically encouraging

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Buffett bites again...

Buffett bites again – why the tech giants still impress

Despite concerns regarding high valuations and potential regulatory backlash, the latest earnings reporting season continues to highlight the strong and well diversified sources of earnings the tech giants are still able to harness.  This post delves into the actual earnings performance of some of the leading names in the NASDAQ-100 Index. US earnings continue to

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Goldilocks economy?

Week in Review Simmering trade tensions and Fed fears meant global equities were generally subdued over much of last week, but ended with a bang after Buffett decided to take another bite of Apple and US wage growth remained benign. America’s S&P 500 surged 1.3% on Friday but ended the week down 0.2%. US earnings

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Tug of war

Week in Review US stocks ended flat over the past week reflecting a tug-of-war between ongoing good earnings reports and a rise in bond yields and inflation concerns. On the positive side, the US earnings reporting season continues to shoot the lights out, with key tech stocks in particular like Facebook, Amazon and Google proving

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US bond breakout

Week in Review It was a better week for global equities as fallout from the Syrian airstrikes was limited allowing markets to re-focus on a positive US earnings reporting season.  According to FactSet Research, around 80% of the 17% of US S&P 500 companies that have reported so far have beaten expectations, compared to a

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Oil surge

Week in Review On balance it was a positive week for global markets with the highlight being a conciliatory speech on trade tensions from Chinese President Xi Jinping. Although Chinese media a day later played down talk that China was ready to bend to America’s trade concerns, it’s fair to say that overall trade tensions

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Wall Street

Can Wall Street earn its way out of trouble?

With global markets reeling from the risk of a trade war between the United States and China, the imminent US earnings reporting season could be a timely reminder that the market’s underlying fundamentals – so far at least – remain sound. US Earnings: A bumper quarter in prospect Contrary to persistent fears, US earnings growth

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