With Samuel Lau on the road, DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry is joined on the latest episode of Monday Morning Minutes by Eric Dhall, a trader and quantitative analyst on the firm’s Cross Asset team, to break down a volatile May 16-20 week in the markets. Jeff and Eric begin with a look at the S&P 500, which narrowly averted a bear market Friday and was down 3% on the week. Energy, healthcare and utilities were the week’s only positive performers. Consumer discretionary was the big loser, down almost 8% on the week and 31% on the year. Bonds actually helped this week for those with a diversified portfolio, with Eric pointing out the value of diversification amid a bear scenario. (3:35) Over in Macro Land, Eric digs into a retail sales report that generated positive headlines but could be heralding price hikes at some big retail chains. (7:29) The labor market remained strong, posing a challenge to inflation-fighting efforts by the Fed, whose messaging is saluted by Jeff and Eric for being consistent. (10:28) The Topic of the Week will return next week, when Sam rejoins Jeff to take a look at the FOMC’s May meeting minutes.
Mr. Mayberry joined DoubleLine in 2009. He is a Portfolio Manager on DoubleLine’s strategic commodity strategy while working in portfolio management and trading for derivatives‐based and multi‐asset strategies. Mr. Mayberry is a Strategist on the Fixed Income Asset Allocation (FIAA) committee and a contributing member on our Global Asset Allocation and Macro committees. He also co-hosts DoubleLine’s weekly Monday Morning Minutes (Twitter @DLineMinutes, Minutes@Doubleline.com) podcast. Prior to DoubleLine, Mr. Mayberry was a Senior Vice President at TCW for nine years within the Mortgage Group, where he specialized in portfolio and fund monitoring and analytics. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and an M.S. in Financial Engineering from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
Mr. Lau joined DoubleLine in 2009. He is a Strategist on the Fixed Income Asset Allocation (FIAA) Committee and a contributing member on the Global Asset Allocation and Macro committees. Mr. Lau is a Portfolio Manager on DoubleLine’s strategic commodity strategy while working in portfolio management and trading for derivatives-based and multi-asset strategies, including DoubleLine's Shiller Enhanced CAPE®, Shiller Enhanced International CAPE®, Real Estate and Income, and Multi-Asset Trend strategies. He also co-hosts the Sherman Show (Twitter @ShermanShowPod, ShermanShow@Doubleline.com) and Monday Morning Minutes (Twitter @DLineMinutes, Minutes@Doubleline.com) podcasts. Prior to DoubleLine, Mr. Lau was a Vice President at TCW where he worked under Jeffrey Gundlach as a Research Analyst in the Mortgage Group. He holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.