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  1. Equity View: Reality-Check Time for AI and Nvidia

    John Tierney

    Nvidia’s stock (NVDA) jumped by a third after its CEO forecast quarterly revenue will jump from $7bn last quarter to $11bn next quarter.

  2. Markets to Watch This Week: Is US Consumer Credit Slowing?

    Bilal Hafeez and Viresh Kanabar

    Euro area inflation surprised to the downside last Thursday (1 June). The flash estimate for CPI came in at 6.1% YoY versus 6.3% expected, with core also surprising to the downside at 5.3% versus 5.5% expected. In response, yields across the eurozone dropped, with German 2Y Schatz falling by almost 14bps on the week (Chart 3).

  3. Earnings Outlook: Equities Skirt Risks of a Sharp Downturn

    John Tierney

    For all the hot air it generated, markets were correct to simply ignore the ongoing drama around the debt ceiling and outlook for Federal Reserve (Fed) policy.

  1. Momentum Models Turn Net-Bullish on EUR and GBP

    Bilal Hafeez and Ben Ford

    Momentum models delivered a third consecutive week of positive returns, led by equities (+0.8% WoW).

  2. Earnings Outlook: AI Bounds Ahead as Broader Market Stays on Hold

    John Tierney

    Last week was supposed to be about the debt ceiling drama, but Nvidia (NVDA) stole the stage with its earnings and aggressive demand outlook.

  3. Markets to Watch This Week: Could AI Manifest a New Bull Market?

    Bilal Hafeez and Viresh Kanabar

    NVDIA (NVDA) stole the show last week, surging 24.6% after providing better-than-expected guidance on the impact of AI on its revenues. Meanwhile, the broader Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (SOX) rose by almost 11%. The impact on NVDA’s bottom line is material.

Momentum Models Flip Short on GBP and NZD

Bilal Hafeez and Ben Ford

Momentum models delivered a second consecutive week of positive returns, led by equities (+0.8% WoW).

Prime Trade Ideas: CHF, JPY Key to Profiting From an Ugly Debt Ceiling Negotiation

Viresh Kanabar

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  1. Equity Insights – Regional Banks Are Morphing Into Zombies

    John Tierney

    Regional banks show few signs of recovering more than 10 weeks after the Silicon Valley Bank collapse. To be blunt, the crisis is morphing into a slow-moving trainwreck.

  2. Hedge Fund Insights by PivotalPath – The Battle With Uncertainty

    Jon Caplis

    The PivotalPath Composite Index returned 0.5% in April amid economic uncertainty around the US debt ceiling, along with recalibrated interest rate hikes and recession probabilities.

  3. Markets to Watch This Week: Debt Ceiling Developments and Key Inflation Prints

    Bilal Hafeez and Viresh Kanabar

    It was Fed speaker galore last week as we had 14 public appearances from FOMC members Bostic, Kashkari, Cook, Mester, Barr, Williams, Logan, Jefferson, Bowman and Powell.

Earnings Outlook: Equities Head to the Races

John Tierney

Equities powered through the fog of the debt ceiling imbroglio, finally rallying above the trading range of the past several months.

Retailer Smoke Signals: Food Is Where the Action Is, But Do Not Forget Housing

John Tierney

Home Depot (HD) and Target (TGT) reported weaker sales and confirmed consumers are not buying larger-ticket discretionary items. The primary reason is satiated demand and altered consumer preferences.

  1. Momentum Models Flip Net-Bearish on EUR/USD

    Bilal Hafeez and Ben Ford

    Momentum models returns proved positive over the past week led by a positive outing in equities (+0.9% WoW). However, performance is poor over a three-month horizon. The models we track have lost 1.4%, on average. Equity momentum models (-4.2%) have fared worst.

  2. New Look Asset Allocation Update

    Bilal Hafeez and Viresh Kanabar

    This month, we expand the coverage of our asset class views and provide further granularity in each component.

  3. Earnings Outlook: Major Retailers Open the Books

    John Tierney

    The incoming data points to both boom times and recession conditions – little wonder markets are stuck in narrow trading ranges!

Markets to Watch This Week: Commodities Fall on Weak China

Bilal Hafeez and Viresh Kanabar

Last week, Chinese trade data disappointed to the downside. Imports fell 7.9% YoY through April, with lower imports of crude oil, coal, iron ore, and copper than in March.

The Inflation Effect on Hedge Funds

Jon Caplis

PivotalPath examines the performance of hedge fund indices under different inflation regimes.

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.

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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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