A “Red Wave” in November Means More Tax Cuts for Americans
$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX
- A “Red Wave” in the November midterm elections means “tax cuts 2.0”
- GOP voter enthusiasm is powered by support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Financial stocks are rallying for a 2nd day running as 10-year T-Note yields top 3.20%, and analysts say underperforming bank shares may be ready to gain off low expectations into Q-3 earnings season.
US Treasuries Yield Check
- 2-yr: +1 bpt at 2.87%
- 5-yr: +3 bpts at 3.05%
- 10-yr: +4 bpts at 3.20%
- 30-yr: +4 bpts to 3.36%
Financials make up the best performing sector in the S&P 500 today.
The KBW Bank Index rose as much as 1.8%, led by some of the country’s biggest lenders, including Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
On 12 October, JPMorgan will kick off quarterly earnings season for banks; Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo also report that day, while BofA, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley report the following week.
We are expecting solid results given recent under-performance, we think the financials can catch a bid and make up some lost ground this Quarter.
Earlier this week, Goldman said big-bank stocks were at an attractive entry point after underperforming the broader market, and as four of seven covered banks were due to beat estimates.
Investors may also be relieved that the Democrats’ chances of capturing the Senate look to have faded recently, concerns about taxes.
Thursday, it was reported that Top Republicans say they are seeing a widespread surge in GOP voter enthusiasm, powered by support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
President Trump’s job rating is poling at 50%, something Barack Hussein Obama did not even dream about ever.
Recent University of Michigan (MSI) survey data show that a months-long trend toward negative thinking about government economic policy may have started to reverse in September.
Thursday, the major US stock market indexes finished at: DJIA -200.91 at 26627.48, NAS Comp -145.57 at 7879.50, S&P 500 -23.90 at 2901.45
Volume: Trade on the NYSE came in at 797-M/shares exchanged
- NAS Comp +14.1% YTD
- S&P 500 +8.5% YTD
- DJIA +7.7% YTD
- Russell 2000 +7.3% YTD
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