Coffee & Capital Markets

JR Martin
A delicious grind of data/research and other observations focused on the global capital markets, portfolio construction, alternative investments, leadership, team-ability, business strategy, and other inspiring topics.
Created 03 Aug 2020
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  • Weekly Briefing: 1/2/22
    02 Jan 2022
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  • Update: Dec '21 Observations
    01 Jan 2022 • 9 min read
    Observations & Performance: December 2021 “Markets climb a wall of worry.” The cliche is true, but the last year seemed more like the “cliffs of insanity” from The Princess Pride... Buttercup, Inigo M...
  • Weekly Briefing: 12/19/21
    19 Dec 2021 • 19 min read • 1 0
    No Weekly Briefing next Sunday as we will be on a “bye” week. The Brief will next publish on 1/2/22. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Performance & Other Observations True to form, equities struggled ...
  • Weekly Briefing: 12/12/21
    12 Dec 2021 • 24 min read
    Performance & Other Observations Volatility subsided and global risk assets recovered last week as the Omicron threat came into better focus. Accordingly, high-quality bonds and other safe-haven asset...
  • Weekly Briefing: 12/5/21
    05 Dec 2021 • 24 min read
    Performance & Other Observations US equities declined again last week following the sharp sell-off on Black Friday. US equities also were lower for the first three trading sessions of December. High-q...
  • Update: Nov '21 Observations
    01 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Observations & Performance: November 2021 November finished on a down note for most global risk assets. US equities were grinding higher for most of the month as the corporate earnings season delivere...
  • Weekly Briefing: 11/28/21
    28 Nov 2021 • 23 min read
    Performance & Other Observations It’s hard to make complete sense of volatile short-term price moves. On Friday, global risk assets declined and safe-haven assets gained. Purportedly, the sell-off was...
  • Weekly Briefing: 11/21/21
    21 Nov 2021 • 26 min read
    Performance & Other Observations Equities struggled last week as is customary for options expiration (OpEx) week, but if the pattern holds, results should improve in the near term. Seasonal trends rem...
  • Weekly Briefing: 11/14/21
    14 Nov 2021 • 19 min read
    Performance & Other Observations Just days after a seemingly coordinated push-pack against rate-hikes by global central banks, US CPI printed its largest 12-month increase since October 1990. Core CPI...
  • Weekly Briefing: 11/7/21
    07 Nov 2021 • 23 min read
    Performance Observations Profound and pivotal aptly describes the first week of November. Three things stood out. (1) Besides a continued stream of mostly positive corporate earnings reports, US emplo...
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