Eye On The Market
Election 2020 - Praying for Time

Election 2020 - Praying for Time

September 30, 2020

The election as referendum on America: how well does the “system” work, and for whom?

The Needle and the Damage Done

The Needle and the Damage Done

September 4, 2020

The cost of engineering a US recovery as the world waits for a vaccine; Biden agenda on taxes/spending; Tech stocks (2020 vs 1999); COVID and The Fountainhead; US election rules, dates and process in light of derogatory comments on mail-in voting by the President and Attorney General.

COVID Research: Charts of the Week (August 17)

COVID Research: Charts of the Week (August 17)

August 17, 2020

US virus decline plateaus; UK is a long way from herd immunity; A post-COVID US housing shift to less dense locations with cheaper land; Lost in Translation: T-cell knowns and unknowns, and financial industry co-conspirators in the war on science.

COVID Research: Charts of the Week

COVID Research: Charts of the Week

July 29, 2020

US infection plateau; Liz Cheney; Hong Kong’s reaction to a mini second wave; Phase I Oxford vaccine antibody response; US spending and hospitalization trends; an update on infections in US hotspots and Latin America; Government march-in rights and herd immunity.

Blinded by Science: the US recovery, virus surge and scientific trust gap

Blinded by Science: the US recovery, virus surge and scientific trust gap

July 7, 2020

US recovery marches on; why deaths are diverging from sharply rising infections; the American scientific trust gap vs the rest of the world; energy paper client Q&A.

Stargazing: Tenth Annual Eye on the Market Energy Paper

Stargazing: Tenth Annual Eye on the Market Energy Paper

June 28, 2020

While COVID temporarily reduced global CO2 emissions to 2006 levels, a faster and broader renewable energy transition will be needed to result in more permanent reductions. This year’s topics include decarbonization of steel; the amount of energy storage, reforestation and carbon sequestration required to make an impact; and the financial, political and environmental risks to US energy independence.

Zoom Room

Zoom Room

May 25, 2020

In this week’s Eye on the Market, we review topics from our recent client Zoom calls. Topics include: risk of inflation, second waves of infection, the effectiveness of lockdowns and Biden’s taxation and spending agenda.

Ready or Not: The US prepares to reopen

Ready or Not: The US prepares to reopen

May 11, 2020

An update on the COVID-19 crisis as the US prepares to reopen despite having one of the highest infection rates in the world. Additional topics: monoclonal antibodies and anti-viral trials; the growing gap between markets and the economy; S&P 500 earnings haves and have-nots; regional equity performance (Europe loses again) and leveraged loans at a time of rising bankruptcies.

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

April 17, 2020

Michael discusses updates on the Covid19 crisis, including the potential path of decline in US infection rates, the impact of the new fed facilities, the difference between virus and serology testing, and the new vaccine efforts underway.

Man vs Nature

Man vs Nature

March 29, 2020

Michael discusses what the government can and can not fix during a pandemic. In particular, he walks through US high frequency manufacturing and consumer data, the Fed measures, the studies on Chloroquine, and infection outbreak prediction models.