Equities Markets Beat ’87 Win Streak: “The Higher The Diving Board…?”
February 24, 2017   //   by Mischler MarCom   //   Equities Market Commentary  

US Stock Prices Record Best Streak of Daily Gains Since Jan 1987; “The Higher The Diving Board, The Bigger The Splash”?

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Larry Peruzzi

US Equities markets are closing out the holiday shorten week at or near all-time highs but valuation concerns are starting to pick up. The S&P 500, relative to its 50-day moving average in terms of standard deviations, has not been this overbought since 2004. The Dow recorded its 10th straight new high–its longest winning streak since January 1987. FOMC February 1 meeting minutes showed that the Fed is comfortable with raising interest rates “fairly soon”.

The Fed will meet again and Fed Funds are pricing in a 38% chance of a rate hike, up from 18% pre meeting minutes. Other Economic releases of note was Wednesday’s existing home sales number rising 3.3% which beat the +1.1% estimate. As we approach the end of the earning season we have seen an improvement in the underlying numbers, but for the most part the markets have been rallying on the expectation of tax reductions and deregulation. Market momentum continues but it seems as though many questions from the pace of rate hikes to tax and regulations specifics

 

Need to be answered if the rally is to continue. The Fed did point out that they are closely watching employment and inflation numbers. So while the policy specifics coming from the White House are unorthodox and at time difficult to decipher, the inflation and employment data are a little easier to track. Next week’s highlights are January durable goods orders and pending home sales on Monday, Second revision to 4Q GDP on Tuesday, January personal income and spending, February ISM data and the Beige Book on Wednesday.

 

Larry Peruzzi

Managing Director International Trading

Mischler Financial Group

Investment Banking | Institutional Brokerage

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Larry Peruzzi is a 20 yr global trading markets veteran and brings a unique perspective to global equities market commentary via Mischler Financial Group, the securities industry’s oldest minority broker-dealer owned and operated by service-disabled veterans.  Larry’s experience  and best execution perspective stems from his sitting on ‘both sides of the aisle.’  For more than half of Larry’s career, he ran buy-side trading desks for Standish Mellon and thereafter, The Boston Company. In both of those roles, Larry was responsible for implementing and managing international equities trade execution. Larry’s perspectives are frequently cited by the leading financial news publishers, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg LP and Reuters

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