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Markets contend with a week of surprises


April 27, 2021
Subject | Invesco

Weekly Market Compass: The Bank of Canada took a hawkish turn, the Biden administration floated a tax hike proposal, and earnings season could break a record for positive surprises. Here’s a round-up of key events from the past week, and what we’re watching on the horizon.

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A harbinger of what’s to come?


March 22, 2021
Subject | Industry views | Invesco | Macro views

Weekly Market Compass: Last week gave us a glimpse into the mindset of U.S. business owners, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Biden administration, and investors. I believe that much of the news we saw last week may be a harbinger of what’s to come over the course of 2021.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve downplays inflation while GameStop captures the world’s attention


February 1, 2021
Subject | Industry views | Invesco | Macro views

Weekly Market Compass: Market speculation hit a new level this week with GameStop, and the U.S. Federal Reserve threw cold water on inflation concerns

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What to watch as 2020 comes to an end


December 14, 2020
Subject | Macro views

This is the last blog of the year for me. And what a year it has been — one full of loss. Loss of people, first and foremost, and also of businesses. It was just reported the other day that New York icon The 21 Club will be closing for good, the latest of many service-related businesses to sadly fall victim to the pandemic.  I think we are all eagerly waiting to close the books on 2020 and looking forward to brighter days in 2021. I want to thank the many health care workers and other frontline workers (including grocery store employees, emergency responders and teachers) who have risked their lives this year in the face of the pandemic. I think I speak for all of my Invesco colleagues in saying that I am in awe of you and all you have done this year.

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As COVID cases rise, the world looks toward a vaccine


December 8, 2020
Subject | Coronavirus impact | Macro views

While I have never lived in Florida, I have spent enough time there since childhood to be familiar with a weather phenomenon referred to as “the mean season.” It describes a brutal weather pattern that typically occurs in the late summer months. Hot, humid mornings are often followed by severe thunderstorms in the afternoon, which blow in from the ocean. However, the rain does not alleviate the heat — it actually exacerbates the heat in the evening, setting the stage for another hot, humid morning to follow. Hurricanes and tropical storms are sprinkled throughout the season, making it even more difficult. Throughout this oppressive weather pattern, there is typically no relief from the heat — and it can last for a month or more. Hence the term “the mean season.”

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