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Weekly Market Commentary

July 7th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Midyear Outlook: Acknowledging Where We Are To start, I hope everyone had a safe and restful July 4th holiday. Time spent with family and friends is what matters most. The older I get the more that reality sinks in. I...

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June 22nd, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Covid-19 Cases Spike in the U.S. as Boeing Resumes 737 Max Test Flights The S&P 500 closed on Friday just below its 200-day moving average. This was the culmination of a 5% drop for the week. The Dow and Nasdaq...

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June 22nd, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Which Way Will the Market Break? U.S. equity markets continue to be range bound but hold above the all-important 200-day moving average at 3000 (S&P 500). I read over the weekend that there remains a record amount...

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June 15th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Markets Show Important Reversal at Even More Important Level Two weeks ago, we commented on the ongoing test faced by the broad indices at their respective 200-day moving average. We noted that if equity markets were...

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June 1st, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group The Stock Market Continues to Climb as Protests Spread Nationwide Equity markets closed out the month of May with big gains. The S&P 500 climbed more than 5% for the month despite a lot of volatility. Swings of more...

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May 26th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group What Investors Can learn from Today's Market Equity markets worldwide continue to climb in the face of dire economics. In two decades of investing I have never seen a starker example of investors immediately setting the...

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May 18th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Markets Closed Up Big Today Amid Positive Coronavirus Vaccine Results The past week saw continued volatility as equities sold off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday just below the 200-day moving average and right at the late...

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April 27th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Will COVID-19 Change Our World (and our Markets) Forever? As our country begins to consider reopening for business, I am left wondering how we will forever be changed? Will we shake hands with new acquaintances? Will...

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Oil Market Update

- David Young, CFA Oil Prices: A Primer Like many commodity contracts in the investment world, oil futures trade on a time-based curve. By this, we mean that oil futures contracts have different expiration dates. At the expiration date a contract holder takes...

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April 14th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group The Investment Process Magnified to the Tenth Degree Investors in markets of all types continue to try and assess the damage to corporate earnings that will be seen over the next few months as a result of the...

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April 7th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Market Swings Continue Among Coronavirus Optimism Equity markets continue to experience wild swings in both directions. Last week, we saw two big up days, mixed in with three down days. The S&P 500 finished down...

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March 30th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Americans Come Together as Markets Close Out Worst Quarter Since 1987 Stock markets around the world are trying to stabilize after the historic drop we have seen this month. Swings of 4% a day have been the rule for...

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March 23rd, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group U.S. Economy and Day-to-Day Life Comes to a Complete and Sudden Halt On behalf of everyone here at Cabana, I want to wish our clients, investor partners and friends good health and peace at this time. What we are...

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March 16th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Market Volatility Spikes to Record Highs U.S. and international equity markets dropped 11% just today and are down almost 20% this month alone. Year to date, the S&P 500 is down more than 25%. COVID-19 started in...

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March 9th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group All True Investing Takes Process and Perspective Given the continued bloodbath we are seeing in stocks, this commentary serves as follow up to the Special Report we released just over a week ago, on February 29. In...

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February 19th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Dow Plunges as Coronavirus Spreads to South Korea, Iran and Italy As soon as we mentioned the first sign that the coronavirus was impacting earnings (Apple lowered forward guidance), the virus broke out of general...

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February 19th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Apple Reports Coronavirus Threat to Tech Earnings have continued to drive equity prices higher throughout the first half of February. This has occurred in the face of a variety of external threats, including...

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February 10th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Q4 Earnings Continue to Beat Expectations and Provide Investors with Hope U.S. corporate earnings continue to roll in beating expectations on both the revenue and sales side. The S&P 500 earnings growth rate...

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February 4th, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group The Emotional Stock Market vs. the Wise Old Bond Market Last week, we discussed the coronavirus outbreak and implications it might have on markets going forward. I provided some statistics related to previous...

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January 27, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Markets React to the Coronavirus Fears Just as quickly as the drumbeats of war with Iran quieted, we became overwhelmed with news of a rapidly spreading potential pandemic coronavirus. The virus started in China and...

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January 21, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group The Temperature is "Just Right" In recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, this commentary is as of Tuesday, Jan. 21.  U.S. equity markets closed last week at new all-time highs. Foreign markets appear to...

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January 13, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group News-Driven Market Predictions Can Be a Recipe for Disaster What a week! In just about seven days, we (the U.S.) and the world have stepped back from the brink of war with Iran, Iran has shot down a civilian aircraft...

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January 06, 2020 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Trusting the Markets Among Rising Middle East Tension I hope everyone had a happy and heathy holiday! The older I get, the more I realize that we don’t get do overs in life. Let’s all strive to make 2020 the best year...

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December 23rd, 2019 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group 2019: A Great Year for Investors of all Types On behalf of everyone at Cabana, I would like to thank our clients and investor partners for your continued belief in us. Without you we could not do any of the things...

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December 16th, 2019 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Investors Welcome a U.S.-China Trade Deal With Open Arms Equity markets around the world continued to grind higher last week and moved up again today. The much-anticipated trade resolution with China came through...

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November 25, 2019 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Nasdaq and S&P 500 Reach New Highs Markets broke out today after two weeks of digesting the October and November gains. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq are at new all-time highs. Let’s take a look at how we got...

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November 18, 2019 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Six Week Market Recap: How Fundamental Data Has Impacted Cabana's Allocation We hosted our monthly advisor webinar on Friday and touched on a variety of tools and resources we have in the works at Cabana, as well as...

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November 11, 2019 Chadd Mason, CEO The Cabana Group Money Rotation Continues to be Bullish This past week we saw major U.S. indices tread water at their all-time highs. Underneath the hood, money is rotating from low beta assets such as bonds, real estate, utilities...

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The Fourth Quarter Rally We've Been Hoping For The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both closed last week at all-time highs. Several weeks ago, we noted improving conditions, which resulted in our reallocation to add risk assets back on during the week of Oct. 21. Other market...

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Week Two of Economic Improvement Last week, we noted overall improvement in underlying economic conditions. That trend has continued. Earnings here in the U.S. have been better than expected, with a number of upside sales surprises. This data suggests that the ongoing...

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October 21st, 2019 Improvements at Home and Abroad Relatively strong earnings reports over the past week in the U.S. helped push our major stock indexes back within reach of their all-time highs. Banks and other financial firms brought in stellar reports. This has...

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October 14th, 2019 Does the News Really Matter? Equity markets set politics aside last week and focused on renewed hope of a trade deal between the U.S. and China. Initial reports were that the two countries had agreed to a “phase one” (of several) compromise. It was...

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October 7, 2019 Chadd Mason The Jury is Still Out Last week saw more of the same volatility that has plagued equity markets since April. Over the past six months there have been no less than five trends encompassing moves up/down in stock prices greater than 5%. These...

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September 30th 2019 Eyes Wide Open and the Glass Half Full The past week saw continued selling in U.S. equity markets. The S&P 500 ended slightly more than 2% below alltime highs. Given all the recent impeachment noise, mixed messages regarding our trade with...

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September 23, 2019 Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again as We Continue to Keep our Head Above Water During the past week, major U.S indexes reached resistance at summer highs before pulling back and churning 1.3% lower (S&P 500). On Wednesday, Chairman Powell and the...

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Market Commentary for the Week Ending 9/13/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was an exciting week on Wall Street as US markets posted their third weekly advance.  A de-escalation of trade tensions along with new central bank stimulus measures from the ECB and decent...

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Market Recap week ending 9/6/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Last week, the markets had their second consecutive weekly advance.  More constructive headlines on trade negotiations between the US and China helped market sentiment.  During the week China announced that trade...

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Market Recap week ending 8/30/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA After four straight weeks of declines, US markets rallied in the last week of August.  The prior week’s escalation of trade tariffs between the US and China took a bit of a siesta last week. Early in the week,...

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Market recap for the week ending 8/23/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Investors were treated to another week of volatile markets as increased trade tensions between the US and China cast even more uncertainty on global growth.  Markets kicked off the week in pretty good form...

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Market Recap Week ending 8/16/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA A volatile week of trading entertained investors as uncertainty around trade, and an inverted yield curve stoked fears of an impending recession.  The major US equity indices ended the week with losses; however,...

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Market Recap Week ending 8/9/19 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was a turbulent week for investors as uncertainty on trade escalated between the US and China.  Markets started the week deep in the red with the worst single-day performance of the year on news that the Chinese...

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August 5th, 2019 Stock Market Selloff Deepens After Fed Remarks and Trade Negotiation Setback As of this writing, stock markets around the globe are taking a beating. The selloff began on Wednesday of last week in response to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s...

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Market Recap for the week ending 7/26/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA It was an upbeat market last week as investors continued to applaud the majority of earnings results.  A better than expected print on 2nd quarter GDP also aided the positive sentiment.  Markets were also...

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Market Recap for the Week ending 7/19/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA Despite a relatively good start to  2nd quarter earnings season, the major indices retreated last week.  Part of the pullback was likely due to the realization that a 50 basis point cut is not likely at...

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Markets Hit New Highs in the Wake of Last Week's Fed Remarks Chairman Powell walked the line between giving too much and too little in the way of monetary accommodation during prepared remarks to Congress last week. Markets have responded positively and are at...

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Market Recap week ending 7/5/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA I hope everyone had a great and memorable 4th of July holiday.  Despite the holiday-shortened week, markets were quite busy.   Markets surged on Monday in reaction to the outcome of the US/China trade talks at the...

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07/01/2019 Below is a snapshot of last week's market performance and what to watch in the weeks ahead from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder. Markets Rally with Hopes of a U.S.-China Trade Deal Last week, and the entire month of June for that matter, ended on a...

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Market Recap Week ending 6/21/2019 -Darren Leavitt, CFA US equity markets continued to rally last week and hit record highs on dovish tones echoed from several central banks and on constructive headlines around the upcoming meeting with President Trump and President...

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June 17th, 2019 Below is a snapshot of last week's market performance and what to watch in the weeks ahead from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder The rebound from the May selloff continues. After dropping 6.4% in May, the S&P 500 has reclaimed 4.5% of that...

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June 10th, 2019 Below is a snapshot of last week's market performance and what to watch in the weeks ahead from Chadd Mason, Cabana CEO and co-founder. Last week’s commentary noted that the stock market was at a critical juncture. All relevant U.S. indexes had fallen...

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