Kuby’s Commentary2021-02-17T15:05:56-06:00

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:

Big Bad Bond Market

Last Week: On Monday all 11 sectors rallied and the S&P posted its biggest daily gain since June, as the combination over the previous weekend of the positive vaccine news from Johnson & Johnson, the approval of the stimulus plan by the House, and a decline of 5 basis [...]

March 8th, 2021|

Too Much Good News

Last Week: We were often reminded during the recent challenging economic period that the market climbs the wall of worry.  The inverse proposition might caution that the market can slide down the chute of good cheer. Following up on our most recent commentary, the vectors on the economy, the pandemic, [...]

March 1st, 2021|

Arc of Modest Optimism

Last Week: Where are we and where do we go from here? Reflecting on the current status of the economy and markets, I find myself swaying back and forth on the optimism/pessimism pendulum. Although on balance trending more towards the arc of optimism. Certain data points suggest the economy [...]

February 22nd, 2021|

Rally, Rinse, Repeat

Last Week: In the Kuby’s Commentary version of “Rally, Rinse, Repeat,” we once again report that the market set new record highs, the economic data was mixed, the battle with COVID-19 raged on, and the politicians were mired in debate over the size and scope of additional stimulus. True [...]

February 16th, 2021|

The Bulls are Back

Last Week: The Bulls are back, and I am not talking about the Chicago Bulls. The stock market rebounded from its brief slump to post its best weekly gains since November, with the S&P 500 bouncing 4.65%. Small cap stocks continued their recent surge, as the Russell 2000 soared [...]

February 8th, 2021|

Bubble Trouble

Last Week: Trading was extremely volatile with the VIX surging over 50% to 33.09 and the S&P 500 shedding 3.31%. It seems worth noting that these spikes in volatility and sell-offs in equities occur regularly and should not be alarming. What is alarming is the continuation of the trend [...]

February 1st, 2021|
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