Commentary

Quant Street July 2024 Investor Letter: U.S. vs. International Divergence Continues

June of 2024 was a good month for financial markets. Leading the pack were (again) technology stocks, with the NASDAQ up 6% on the month. Close in second place were emerging market ex-China stocks, largely driven by India, Taiwan, and South Korea, all of which had large rallies in the month.

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QuantStreet June 2024 Letter: Don’t Sell in May

After a weak April, markets bounced back in May, with the S&P 500 staging a breathtaking rally in the final few hours of trading on Friday, May 31.

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QuantStreet May 2024 Letter: Market Reassessment of Fed Policy

From the end of March until the end of April, the market had a serious rethink about the path of monetary policy for the rest of 2024.

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The Long-Run Behavior of Stocks, Government Bonds, and Inflation in the U.S.

To properly guide their clients, financial advisors must have a good understanding of the long-run behavior of stock and bonds returns.

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The Ever-Evolving Bearish Narrative

With Tuesday's (Nov 15th) Producer Price Index (PPI) numbers bringing more relief on the inflation side, a new bearish narrative has been put forward by financial pundits over the last few days.

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Just When You Thought Things Couldn’t Get Any Better

Market negativity reached a crescendo sometime around the middle of October, as interwoven narratives of doom and gloom occupied investor and media attention