Markets in Focus

Gain 3 insights in 5 minutes from Meeder Investment Management—every other week. Investors and financial advisors get informed on the latest market trends from Co-Chief Investment Officer, Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, CFP® of MeederInvestment.com. This is a convenient and quick way to get access to current financial information that you can share with your clients.

 

Whether you’re looking at financial management insights around capital markets, investments, mutual funds, portfolios, retirement, public funds, cash management, wealth management, private client, financial advisor, or wealth advisor—you’ll benefit from Mr. Bell’s deep understanding and tracking of today’s important topics.

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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Co-Chief Investment Officer • July 23, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» U.S. equities experience brief volatility

» The average U.S. stock is down more than 10%

» Unusually calm 2021 faces seasonality

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Co-Chief Investment Officer • July 9, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» U.S. equity trend is not very healthy

» Total products out of stock still elevated

» Global equity fund flows largest on record

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Portfolio Manager • June 25, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» Laggards Lead U.S. Stocks Higher

» Yield Curve Flattens After Fed Meeting

» Lumber Prices Fall

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Portfolio Manager • June 11, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» Top 3 reasons for inflation

» Job seekers may be on their way

» Stock market breadth is very strong

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Portfolio Manager • May 28, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» We may be at herd immunity right now

» Boost to employment could come soon

» What does history tell us to look for in the next 12 months?

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Portfolio Manager • May 14, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» Inflation Surges Above Expectations

» Wage Growth Still Elevated

» The Fed & Bond Market Expect Inflation to Calm

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Portfolio Manager • April 30, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» Parks & restaurants outperformed during the pandemic

» Market isn’t fully reacting to higher taxes yet

» Aging population could combat inflation

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Portfolio Manager • April 16, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» Vaccination trends indicate herd immunity by summer

» Biggest 12-month gain in S&P 500 history

» Europe is finally breaking out

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Portfolio Manager • March 31, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» Americans are moving again

» Rapid rise in interest rates weigh on technology stocks

» The riskiest parts of the stock market outperformed during the first year of the recovery

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Portfolio Manager • March 19, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» Implications of inflation rising in February

» Interest rates continue higher, but don't panic just yet

» The U.S. consumer is loaded with cash

 
 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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Markets in Focus
By Joe Bell, CFA, CMT, Portfolio Manager • March 5, 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

» U.S. IPO activity at record levels

» Record equity ETF flows in February

» S&P 500 performance after bear market lows

 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:
Commentary offered for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions and forecasts regarding markets, securities, products, portfolios or holdings should not be construed as predictions or recommendations.  All information is given as of the date shown and is subject to change at any time. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer to sell, solicitation, or recommendation of any security or investment product. Certain information and data has been supplied by unaffiliated third parties as indicated. Although Meeder believes the information is reliable, it cannot warrant the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information or materials offered by third parties. 
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