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Chief economist update: Amber alert

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 FEB 2021
... date from the pandemic-induced sell-off last March. The DJIA's up 69.2% over the same period with the Nasdaq composite index and the Russell 2000 rocketing by 104.8% and 128.4%, respectively. Can't blame 'em. After all they're just responding ...

Chief economist update: No pandemic on Wall Street

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 JAN 2021
... its average annual return from 1956 to 2019 of around 8% Even more spectacular is the 43.6% surge in the Nasdaq composite index in 2020 and onwards to a fresh record in the first trading day of 2021, boosted by increased demand for "working from home" ...

Chief economist update: Good or bad news is good Wall Street news

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020
It may have gone up and down and round and round but the US equity market has trended higher and higher and is outperforming its peers. Despite topping the list of total cases of coronavirus infections (8.6 million), new cases (0.6 million) and deaths ...

Chief economist update: Equity market disconnect

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUN 2020
... markets is down only 2.8% this year to date, the emerging markets index, down just 6.1%... and get this, the Nasdaq composite index has rallied to new record highs! Certainly, the flood of liquidity from central banks and government treasuries are underpinning ...

Times of turmoil create opportunities: deVere

ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 MAR 2020
... seeking out "new world" sectors to grow their wealth, Green said. "This is evidenced by the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index which has done well, where other global indices have faltered," he said. "New industries will come into their own and, as ever ...

Chief economist update: Santa Claus is coming to town

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 NOV 2019
... windy or cloudy days. But the rise and rise of the US equity market - the S&P 500 index, the DJIA, and the Nasdaq composite index all closed at new record highs last week - forward-looking as it is, portends good tidings ahead. To be sure, US equity ...

Chief economist update: Fed cut and Trump's war

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 5 AUG 2019
... risk off. Equity markets fell. The S&P 500 index fell by 1.1% on the day; the DJIA declined by 1.2%; the Nasdaq composite index lost 1.2%; and Russell 2000 index closed 0.7% lower. Bond yields dropped. Ten-year US Treasury bond yields fell from 2.06% ...

Chief economist update: Policy of patience

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2019
... peace dividend that a US-China trade deal brings. Financial developments? Both the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq composite index surpassing their all-time record highs over the past few days. So much so that bubble concerns are starting to emerge and ...

Chief economist update: The Fed pause that refreshes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2019
You couldn't miss it even if you tried; the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite Index surpassed their former peaks overnight. And the Dow is not far behind - it's off a mere 0.6% away from its all-time high. Yes Virginia, you can be forgiven ...

The Fed's done it

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 DEC 2015
... "normalizing interest rates is likely to proceed gradually". What's there to unlike? The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite index jumped by 1.5% and the Dow climbed by 1.3%. And the VIX index? It dropped by 14.8% to a reading of 17.86 now that lift-off ...
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