Sector Weightings: S&P 500 vs Emerging Markets

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If we had a bitcoin for every time we heard someone say that the S&P 500 has been too reliant on the performance of tech stocks for its gains this year, we would be very rich.  But if you think the S&P 500 is dangerously overweighted towards the Technology sector, beware of emerging markets.  While the Technology sector’s 23% weighting in the S&P 500 makes it by far the largest sector in the index, the… Read Entire Story

The Bespoke Report: Earnings Season Recap — 11/17/17

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The Closer — Quarterly Consumer Credit Review — 11/14/17

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Log-in here if you’re a member with access to the Closer. Looking for deeper insight on markets?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we chart up the quarterly consumer credit data released today by the NY Fed. The Closer is one of our most popular reports, and you can sign up for a free trial below to see it! See today’s post-market Closer and everything else Bespoke publishes by starting a 14-day free trial to Bespoke Institutional today! Read Entire Story

The Closer — Deficit, Retail, Positioning — 11/13/17

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Log-in here if you’re a member with access to the Closer. Looking for deeper insight on markets?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we take a look at the latest monthly deficit data, review retail employment at the industry level, and update our trackers for futures market positioning per the CFTC’s Commitment of Traders report. The Closer is one of our most popular reports, and you can sign up for a free trial below to see it! See today’s post-market Closer and everything else Read Entire Story

ETF Trends: US Sectors & Groups – 11/10/17

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Claims Have Shaken Off Hurricane Impact

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Initial jobless claims came in slightly higher than expected at 239,000 for the week ending November 4th, versus 232,000 expected and 229,000 last week. Continuing claims were slightly weaker, rising to 1.901mm versus 1.885 expected and 1.884 previously. While the uptick wasn’t positive, the trend is still very much “down and to the right”. $.get(‘/display_special.php?type=btn’, function(data) {$(‘.disp_special’).html(data);}); The best way to measure the trend of claims is to look at the 4 week moving average. As shown in… Read Entire Story

The Closer — Phenomenal Factor, JOLTS Journey, Consumptive Credit — 11/7/17

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Log-in here if you’re a member with access to the Closer. Looking for deeper insight on markets?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we take a look at quantitative factor performance in the US equity market, data from the monthly JOLTS report, and a recap of consumer credit numbers from the Fed. The Closer is one of our most popular reports, and you can sign up for a free trial below to see it! See today’s post-market Closer and everything else Bespoke Read Entire Story

ETF Trends: International – 11/06/17

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Bespoke Stock Seasonality: 11/6/17

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The Closer — Equity Strength Readings, Savings Rate Bombs, China Assets — 10/30/17

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Log-in here if you’re a member with access to the Closer. Looking for deeper insight on global markets and economics?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we discuss the goings on today in Catalonia, the ECB’s decision to trim stimulus, and the strong footing for the dollar. The Closer is one of our most popular reports, and you can sign up for a free trial below to see it! See today’s post-market Closer and everything else Bespoke publishes by starting a 14-day free trial to Bespoke Institutional today! Read Entire Story

Fixed Income Weekly – 10/25/17

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Searching for ways to better understand the fixed income space or looking for actionable ideals in this asset class?  Bespoke’s Fixed Income Weekly provides an update on rates and credit every Wednesday.  We start off with a fresh piece of analysis driven by what’s in the headlines or driving the market in a given week.  We then provide charts of how US Treasury futures and rates are trading, before moving on to a summary of recent fixed income ETF performance, short-term interest rates including money market funds, and a trade idea.  We summarize changes and recent developments for a variety of yield curves (UST, … Read Entire Story

ETF Trends: US Sectors & Groups – 10/20/17

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