Kuby’s Commentary

Kuby’s Commentary2018-06-14T15:17:30-05:00

Eric Kuby, Chief Investment Officer of North Star Investment Management, writes a weekly commentary on market and economic trends. Here is a sampling of recent commentary:

New Administration, New Records

Last Week: The stock market reached a new record high on Thursday, fueled by optimism over the Biden administration’s priorities of coordinating a national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing payments to struggling individuals and businesses, and continuing expansive monetary policies. As was the case of most of 2020, [...]

January 25th, 2021|

Mixed Bag

Last Week: It was a mixed bag of tricks and treats for stocks, with the S&P 500 suffering its worst decline since Halloween at -1.5%, while the Russell 2000 gained 1.5%, and 1827 advancing issues outnumbered 1402 decliners.  The dollar, gold, and interest rates were all largely unchanged. I [...]

January 18th, 2021|

What a Week

Last Week: Cheers! The Wall Street party raged on as the S&P 500 rose 1.8%, to 3824.68, Nasdaq Composite gained 2.4%, and the Russell 2000 surged 5.9%. It was the best start to a year for small caps since 1987 (causing a party on North Star Street). On the [...]

January 11th, 2021|

The Ball Dropped

Last Week: If a ball drops in Time’s Square but the public is not invited, then is it still New Year’s Eve? In any event, the party on Wall Street raged on, with the S&P 500 gaining 1.43% to finish at a new record high. Profit-taking hit the small [...]

January 4th, 2021|

Long Strange Year

Last Week: Welcome to the last week of 2020. One might say it done come and gone, and my oh my what a long strange trip it has been indeed. The fiscal stimulus saga, which first grabbed headlines in June, took another twist as Congress finally passed a $900 [...]

December 28th, 2020|

Help! Might Be Coming

Last Week: “Help!” Apparently, our representatives in Washington were unable to “Come Together” and pass a bill to provide the needed funds to give the economy a desperately needed shot in the arm. The damage was reflected in applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits which unexpectedly jumped to the [...]

December 21st, 2020|
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