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  1. Earnings Outlook: Recession Risks Still Seem Distant

    John Tierney

    The big story so far is a slowdown in advertising across every company that depends on it. Consumer-oriented companies are mixed, but few expect serious weakness in 2H.

  2. Prime Trade Ideas: Opportunity in the Chaos

    Ben Ford

    Preservation of capital is key; Bilal leaves his asset allocation unchanged: overweight cash, neutral commodities and crypto, and underweight equities and bonds.

  3. Markets to Watch This Week: BoE and RBA to Hike 50bps, and Upside Surprise for NFP

    Bilal Hafeez

    Markets took the 75bps hike from the Fed as dovish, although Dominique disagreed. She thinks the market is mistaken on both the Fed reaction function and the direction of inflation.

  1. Earnings Outlook: Cracks, but No Meltdown (Yet)

    John Tierney

    More energy companies – big and small – report this week, with most probably hitting record revenue and earnings. But will they boost production?

  2. US vs UK/EU Equities: Where’s the Upside?

    John Tierney

    The FTSE 100 has been the surprise outperformer in 2022, leading the S&P 500, the Stoxx Europe 600 and the Stoxx Euro 50 in 2021 by more than 10 percentage points.

  3. Markets to Watch This Week: Fed To Hike 75bp, Has Eurozone Inflation Peaked?

    Bilal Hafeez

    Markets were bid across DM equities and rates last week, albeit with underperformance in European periphery assets.

Earnings Weekly: Will a Flood Drown the Recent Equity Optimism?

John Tierney

So far, 14% of the Russell 1000 universe have reported earnings, posting an aggregate EPS beat of 4.1%. The general tone has been good, but with some surprising contrasts...

Prime Trade Ideas: Wary and Paring Risk

Ben Ford

Remaining overweight US homebuilders, but wary of headwinds. We still see value in the housing sector due to a supply-demand imbalance but outline risks from Fed tightening.

  1. Bloomberg TV Interview: Risk On?

    Bilal Hafeez

    Had the pleasure of appearing on Bloomberg TV yesterday to answer various quick-fire questions by Guy Johnson and Alix Steel.

  2. Earnings Outlook: Can It Get Worse for Netflix?

    John Tierney

    Apart from Netflix (NFLX) The other big names to watch this week are Tesla (TSLR) and Twitter (TWTR) (Elon Musk news); and energy services companies Halliburton (HAL)...

  3. Markets to Watch This Week: EU in Danger

    Bilal Hafeez

    Markets turned more hawkish on the Norges, Riksbank, and RBNZ (Chart 1). However, we think there’s room for disappointment down under.

A Week of Risk for European Stocks

Henry Occleston

European stocks will face substantial risk events this week from Russian gas supply, ECB policy, and Italian politics.

Bloomberg TV Interview: What Markets Could Break Next?

Bilal Hafeez

Had the pleasure of appearing on Bloomberg TV yesterday to answer various quick-fire questions by Guy Johnson and Alix Steel.

  1. 2Q Earnings Starting With a (Bad) Bang

    John Tierney

    More companies are running into headwinds even if 2Q earnings were a beat in most cases. Weak investment banking results at two big banks shows that...

  2. How Long Will This Bear Market Last?

    John Tierney

    With the S&P 500 down around 20% from its recent high, we are in a bear market. We offer a framework to assess what stage it is in and what likely comes next.

  3. Earnings Outlook: Corporate Sector Reports on Inflation Impact

    John Tierney

    2Q earnings season kicks off this week. Earnings should be mostly good, but we look for more mixed messages across companies, and possibly more downside shocks.

Markets to Watch This Week: US CPI and Potential Drama in Europe

Bilal Hafeez

US equities staged a bounce. The largest moves were in tech stocks with the NASDAQ (+1.8 std-devs) now up +9.3% from the June -lows...

Prime Trade Ideas: Neutral (But Nuanced) on Commodities

Ben Ford

Neutral commodities. Bilal’s latest Asset Allocation sees market volatility and recession fears limiting near-term gains for commodities, switching from overweight to neutral.

Investing in the Equity Market

  • At Macro Hive, we offer cutting-edge equity research to keep you ahead of the market.
  • Our equity insights primarily cover US stocks on a sectoral basis while our regular reports on earnings give details on individual companies.
  • We also offer insights into European equities.

The benefits of equity investment include capital gains and dividends. However, we also see investment in stocks as a core part of a diversified strategy alongside other asset classes such as bonds and commodities. A global equities strategy offers geographical diversification, too.

It is possible to invest in equities at an individual level, but we gear most of our research around exchange traded funds (ETFs) as these provide better, more diversified exposure to macro trends instead of company fundamentals.
For most investors, equities offer an attractive way to grow wealth over the long term. There are many types of equities. And like any asset, they can be volatile in the short term. As a risk asset, they tend to suffer during downturns or periods of bearish sentiment. Yet equity investment generally offers higher returns than bonds and cash savings in the long term.

Your portfolio allocation to equities will largely depend upon your risk appetite. If you have an aggressive risk profile, you could potentially allocate 70%. With a moderate risk profile, you could consider an allocation of 50%, while a conservative risk profile might lead you to allocate 20%.
To gain an overview of our equity market investment views, read our latest Prime Trade Ideas report.

FAQ:

What is the equity market?

The equity market is a meeting point where investors and other market participants can issue and trade shares of companies. It is also known as the stock market. The trading occurs via exchanges, such as the New York Stock Exchange, or over-the-counter markets.

→ What is equity investing?

Equity investing is money that people invest in a company by buying shares of the company on the equity market. Investing in equities allows investors to own a share of the company and profit either via a rise in the company’s value (capital gains) or the generation of dividends.

→ What are equities in the stock market?

Equities in the stock market are simply shares of a company that investors and other market participants buy or sell via exchanges. There is no difference in equities vs stocks.

→ What is the market value of equity?

The market value of equity is the total value of a company’s equities expressed in its denominated currency (I.e., dollars). It is also known as market capitalization, and it is calculated by multiplying the current price of a single stock by the total number of outstanding shares.

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