Telemus Weekly Market Review March 29th - April 2nd, 2021

    | April 5, 2021

    March 29 – April 2 Week in Review

    The markets climbed higher last week with the S&P 500, up 1.1%, reaching a new milestone by crossing the 4,000 mark for the first time. The Dow Jones finished marginally higher, up 0.2%, but it also set an all-time high during the week. The Nasdaq Composite was the week’s best performer with a 2.6% gain, while the small cap Russell 2000 also rose, gaining 1.5%.

    Growth stocks were the week’s best performers. Cyclical stocks underperformed last week despite the ISM Manufacturing Index for March rising to 64.7% from 60.8% in February and the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index jumping to 109.7 in March from 90.4 in February.


    Commentary 4.5.21


    The influential information technology, consumer discretionary, and communication services sectors advanced the most with gains over 2.0%. Conversely, the energy, materials, health care, and consumer staples sectors closed lower.

    The week started with Credit Suisse and Nomura warning of potential substantial losses after one of their clients, Archegos Capital Management, defaulted on margin calls and was forced to sell more than $20 billion in stock in the prior week. Contagion effects were quickly dismissed by strategists and several U.S. banks with Archegos exposure said their losses were minimal.

    On Wednesday President Biden unveiled a $2.3 infrastructure spending plan that included increases in corporate taxes to help finance the spending. In addition, the White House press secretary said that the administration will seek another stimulus bill after passing the infrastructure plan.

    On the interest rate front the 2 year Treasury yield jumped four basis points to 0.189 and the 10 year yield increased two basis points to 1.68%, although it was flirting with 1.78% earlier in the week.

    In other markets the U.S. Dollar Index increased 0.2% to 92.90, WTI crude rose slightly finishing at $61.24 a barrel and gold edged slightly lower finishing at $1,730.30 an ounce.

    April 5 – April 9 Economic Calendar

    • Monday
    • PMI Composite Final
      9:45 AM ET

    • Factory Orders
      10:00 AM ET
    • ISM Services Index
      10:00 AM ET

    • Investor Movement Index
      12:30 PM ET
    •    Tuesday  
    • Redbook
      8:55 AM ET

    • JOLTS
      10:00 AM ET

    • Wednesday
    • MBA Mortgage Applications
      7:00 AM ET
    • International Trade in Goods and Services
      8:30 AM ET
    • EIA Petroleum Status Report
      10:30 AM ET

    • FOMC Minutes
      2:00 PM ET

    • Consumer Credit
      3:00 PM ET

    • Thursday


    • Jobless Claims
      8:30 AM ET

    • EIA Natural Gas Report
      10:30 AM ET

    • Jerome Powell Speaks
      12:00 PM ET
    • Fed Balance Sheet
      4:30 PM ET

      •         Friday       
      • PPI-Final Demand
        8:30 AM ET
      • Wholesale Inventories (Preliminary)
        10:00 AM ET
      • Baker Hughes Rig Count
        1:00 PM ET


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    Gary Ran

    A founding Partner of Telemus, Gary Ran serves as the firm's chairman. In this role, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Telemus in addition to managing key member relationships and serving on the firm's investment committee. Prior to forming Telemus in 2005, Ran served as a first vice president of investments at Merrill Lynch and as senior vice president of investments at UBS Financial Services. During his career of more than 20 years as a retail stockbroker, he built one of the largest brokerage practices in the industry. He has been repeatedly selected as one of "America's Top 100 Advisors" and "America's Top Independent Advisors" by Barron's magazine and is frequently quoted in numerous industry publications.

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