Vident Financial's Quarterly Commentary (Q1 2021)

Posted by Vident Financial on 4/16/21 1:25 PM

We believe that interest rates, fiscal stimulus and the vaccine rollouts may all signal stronger GDP growth in 2021 lifting stocks and hurting bond returns.

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Topics: US Equities, Principles-Based Investing, ETFs

What the Stock Market Thinks About the Recovery

Posted by Vident Financial on 2/24/21 11:15 AM

Investors have skin in the game. That means that when we are wrong and make the wrong allocations according to our error, we get punished. This does not logically imply that investors are always right. Bubbles seem to be a real thing. But it does mean that investors might have a more direct set of incentives when it comes to the economic outlook than, for example, pundits or people who are asked about their confidence levels in general opinion surveys.

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Topics: Market Recap, US Equities, Market Drivers, equities, Economics

This Data Shows How Weird This Recession Was

Posted by Vident Financial on 2/17/21 11:00 AM

First, let me introduce the most important economic statistic that you've (probably) never heard of, Gross Output. It was invented by economist Mark Skousen and was adopted by the federal government, which now reports it quarterly. Unlike GDP, Gross Output includes the stages of production which occur before the transactions which are counted in GDP. It's a fuller picture, more like a cat-scan than an X-ray.

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Topics: US Equities, Market Drivers, Economics

Vident Financial's Quarterly Commentary (Q4 2020)

Posted by Vident Financial on 1/26/21 11:15 AM

Financial markets ended the year strongly. News of a vaccine, a national election and further stimulus all contributed to investment optimism about an economy being reopened and confidence in new leadership.

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Topics: US Equities, Principles-Based Investing, ETFs

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