A Second Vaccine

Monday, December 21, 2020 - On the news of approval for Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, major U.S. Indexes finished the week in the green. The U.S. is planning on pairing this roll out with the already…

First Vaccine Arrives

Monday, December 14, 2020 - Major U.S. Indexes finished the week slightly down as talks for the next stimulus package, due to the coronavirus, continue to stall in Congress. This negative news was paired with…

Early Holiday Season Gains

Monday, December 7, 2020 – Last week, the major equity indices once again performed well, despite some economic data that would have suggested otherwise. The U.S. jobs report on Friday fell far short of expectations,…

Thanksgiving Gains

Monday, November 30, 2020 - It was a short but productive week for the markets. One bit of news that helped stocks surge was President-elect Biden’s plan to name former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen…

Holiday COVID Spike

Monday, November 23, 2020 - Sharply rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths led to some near-term pessimism on Wall Street, tempering the long-term optimism spurred by positive developments on vaccines. The S&P 500…

Vaccine = Optimism

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - Promising studies of COVID-19 vaccines have led to a surge of optimism on Wall Street, driving both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 to all-time highs. Investors…

Election Turmoil

Monday, November 9, 2020 – Stocks continued their ascent this past week, as the cloud of uncertainty over the 2020 elections slowly began to clear with Joe Biden appearing to emerge as the victor. Amongst unprecedented election…

An Upcoming Week Like No Other

Monday, November 2, 2020 – Leading into the week of the presidential election, stocks suffered their worst work and month since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March. Investors have been unnerved by election…

Momentum Shift

Monday, October 26, 2020 – Unsurprisingly after three consecutive weekly advances, stocks declined modestly last week and the major benchmarks ended mixed. The S&P 500 declined 0.5% while the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.1% and the…

Another Lost Decade?

The first in a series of articles that explore if Latin America is heading for a debt crisis… In recent months Latin American governments have done whatever it takes to control coronavirus. And, despite some…

What next for Asian Markets?

We have seen Asian markets succumb to panic selling over the past few weeks, as investors remained on the edge over the covid-19 crisis. The sell-off came despite a “whatever it takes” stimulus stance from…

Panama Bond Issue Creates Hope Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The $2.5billion issue was three times oversubscribed and was the first sovereign paper by any Latin American government since January… In his recent interview with LatAm INVESTOR, Panama’s new president, Laurentino Cortizo, recalls the “epic battle”…