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Monday Morning Minutes

Sam Lau and Jeff Mayberry, both DoubleLine Fixed Income Asset Allocation Strategists & Portfolio Managers, host a series of podcasts recapping the previous week’s market updates.

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July 2022

Posted: Friday, July 1, 2022

With the June 30 close of 1H2022, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau start (2:21) by looking at the month, quarterly and first-half-of-2022 returns for the stock market. These left the S&P 500 down just under 20% for the first six … Read More

June 2022

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2022

DoubleLine’s Jeffrey Mayberry and Samuel Lau run down the reversals during the short market week of June 21-24. Jeff and Sam note the seasonal effect of summer doldrums across the week in which the bulk of market activity occurs right … Read More

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2022

After a recount of the rough, red run for the market week of June 13-17, DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau review the June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and Fed Chair Jerome H. Powell’s subsequent press … Read More

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2022

In their review (1:49) of the carnage in the equity and bond markets June 6-10, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau zero in (3:50) on “a big compression of the differential” between the yields of the two- and 10-year Treasury notes. … Read More

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2022

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry is once again joined by Eric Dhall, a trader and quantitative analyst on the firm’s Cross Asset team who is subbing for Samuel Lau at the end of the holiday-shortened market week of May 31-June 3. Jeff … Read More

May 2022

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2022

Surveying the week of May 23-27, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau (2:01) take note of improved investor sentiment in the form of a rally in stocks, allowing the S&P 500 to skirt the -20.00% definition of a bear market. … Read More

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2022

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 … Read More

Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2022

After reviewing another wild market week for May 9-13 (2:05) and the April consumer and producer price indexes (8:49), Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau examine the bloodbath in the algorithmic stablecoin pair TerraUSD-LUNA (14:15), then ponder the unknowns of … Read More

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2022

After reviewing Willy Whipsaw’s deviltry in the markets of May 2-6 (1:34) and the week’s macro news (10:16), Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau dive (14:03) into the May 4 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, which raised the range … Read More

April 2022

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2022

After reviewing month and year-to-date market returns (1:58) and the April 25-29 week’s macro news (10:25), Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau turn to the broad topic of commodities (15:06), including asset class’s diversification benefits relative to stocks and bonds, the … Read More

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2022

After covering the week of April 18-22 for U.S equities, fixed income and commodities (2:06), hosts Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau put the 9.4% year-to-date negative return of the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index into historical context (6:41). So far, … Read More

Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2022

After covering the market action and macro news for the abbreviated week of April 11-14, host Samuel Lau and guest host Eric Dhall, a trader and quantitative analyst on DoubleLine Capital’s Cross Asset team, survey (20:08) the hottest rise in … Read More

Posted: Friday, April 8, 2022

After market and macro news for the week of April 4-8 (3:21), Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau for their Topic of the Week compare the relative performance of active asset managers in U.S. stock and bond markets (20:01). This discussion … Read More

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2022

After reviewing market and macro news for the week of March 28-April 1, DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau – in the international spirit of the just-unveiled men’s World Cup draw – field a question from Charles, a listener … Read More

March 2022

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2022

After reviewing market and macro news for the week of March 21-25, DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau answer a listener’s question on how quantitative tightening (QT) could impact the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield (19:41) as well as the TIPS … Read More

Posted: Friday, March 18, 2022

After reviewing market and macro news for the week of March 14-18, DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau cover the March Federal Open Market Committee Meeting (FOMC), which brought a summary of economic projections and expected hike of 25 basis … Read More

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2022

After reviewing macro news and markets for the week of March 7-11, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau turn to the price explosion in nickel on the London Metal Exchange for their topic of the week (13:31). They analyze the short … Read More

Posted: Friday, March 4, 2022

After reviewing macro news and markets for the week ended March 4, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau try to bring some clarity to the chaos reigning over ETFs, indexes and other instruments with direct exposure to Russia (15:14). The war … Read More

February 2022

Posted: Friday, February 25, 2022

After running down market and macro news in the face of threatening moves by Russia toward Ukraine, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau look at the sanction responses by the West after Russia’s invasion as their Topic of the Week (17:55). … Read More

Posted: Friday, February 18, 2022

After reviewing the week in markets and macro news, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau take up the market-moving capacity of geopolitical events for their Topic of the Week (16:14). For part of their research, they reference a Deutsche Bank report … Read More

Posted: Friday, February 11, 2022

After their market and macro reviews for the Feb. 7-11 week, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau for their Topic of the Week (17:30) take a look at flattening of the U.S. Treasury yield curve as a recessionary and economic indicator. … Read More

Posted: Friday, February 4, 2022

After their market and macro reviews for the Jan. 31-Feb. 4 week, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau for their Topic of the Week (20:48) delve into the surprisingly wide divergence between the January jobs reports by the payroll processing giant … Read More

January 2022

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2022

After reviewing a week that started scary for stocks (3:16) to finish up 80 basis points on the S&P 500 with a strong finish Friday and unpacking the heavy macro calendar for Jan. 24-28, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau delve … Read More

Posted: Friday, January 21, 2022

After a review of the Jan. 18-21 market activity and macro news, DoubleLine’s Samuel Lau and Jeff Mayberry explain and explore how to trade volatility, particularly in light of their discussion in the last episode on the futures curve*, which … Read More

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022

After a review of the Jan. 10-14 market activity and macro news, DoubleLine’s Samuel Lau and Jeff Mayberry explain and explore commodities futures for their Topic of the Week (15:46). In that discussion, they discuss the market participants (notably hedgers … Read More

Posted: Friday, January 7, 2022

After analyzing a “crazy week” Jan. 3-7 in the markets and covering the latest batch of macro readings, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau dig into two indicators to gauge the future direction of the cost of labor and ultimately that … Read More

December 2021

Posted: Friday, December 31, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Sam Lau wrap up 2021 with a breakdown of the Dec. 17-31 market week and performance summation for the year, a great period to own risk assets, buoyed by fiscal stimulus checks and the Fed’s accommodative … Read More

Posted: Friday, December 17, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Sam Lau break down the markets going into the holiday break – no Monday Morning Minutes next week – with a weak run for risk assets for the week of Dec. 13-17. Jeff and Sam … Read More

Posted: Friday, December 10, 2021

After their review of stocks, bonds, bitcoin and commodities for the week of Dec. 6-10, 2021, cohosts Jeffrey Mayberry and Samuel Lau peruse the latest readings of jobless claims and the Consumer Price Index (7:31). Taking note of the rise … Read More

Posted: Friday, December 3, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Sam Lau record a more markets-oriented podcast covering the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in front of a live sales team audience at DoubleLine’s L.A. office during the second day of the firm’s Winter Sales Retreat. … Read More

November 2021

Posted: Friday, November 19, 2021

Jeff Mayberry and Sam Lau spend the Friday before Thanksgiving recapping the continued weak path for energy in the markets and reviewing a light load of macro data for the week of Nov. 15-19. Sam cites speculation about tapping the … Read More

Posted: Friday, November 12, 2021

After reviewing the markets and macro news for the week of Nov. 8-12, Jeff Mayberry and Sam Lau turn to an in-depth discussion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (14:48) and proposals to not only draw down the SRP but also … Read More

Posted: Friday, November 5, 2021

Jeffrey Mayberry and Samuel Lau cover the Nov. 1-5 week’s rise in equities, credit, a surprising easing in the 10-year Treasury yield (3:10) and slight weaknesses in Bitcoin and commodities. Notwithstanding a hiccup in commodities, Jeff sees a bullish case … Read More

October 2021

Posted: Friday, October 29, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau salute both Sunday’s arrival of Halloween and the more controversial recognition of National Candy Corn Day on Saturday before running the market numbers for the week of Oct. 25-29. The last week of October … Read More

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2021

After reviewing the week’s positive performance for stocks, negative performance for bonds, a boring Beige Book and a limited crop of macro news, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau turn to the Question of the Week (16:31): the ins and … Read More

Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021

The market week of Oct. 11-15, 2021, as co-hosts Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau take note, witnessed a wide rally across asset classes, including commodities, bonds and stocks as measured by the S&P 500, apart from the communications services sector, … Read More

Posted: Friday, October 8, 2021

After wrapping up the market and macro news of Oct. 4-10, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau explain Triple Witching Hour and its cousins: the Double Witching Hour and the erstwhile Quadruple Witching Hour (13:02). … Read More

Posted: Friday, October 1, 2021

Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau start off this MMM episode with a review of asset class performances for the month of September, including a 4.6% drop in the S&P 500. After guidance from Federal Reserve officials on tapering quantitative … Read More

September 2021

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau run down market and macro events for the Sept. 20-24 week, which ushered in the autumnal equinox and a new regular feature to the podcast, a deep dive into the week’s Federal Open Market … Read More

Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

After reviewing market and macro news for the week of Sept. 13-17, co-hosts Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau take up the Question of Week to explain the phenomenon of stagflation, the dilemma of high inflation amid a weak economy that … Read More

Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2021

After reviewing a red week for stocks, gold (almost -2%) and Bitcoin (almost -9%) and a flat week for bonds and commodities, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau size up the impact on housing evictions and rents, as well as … Read More

Posted: Friday, September 3, 2021

After reviewing macro and markets for the week, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau turn to MMM’s Question of the Week and delve into the workings of U.S. Treasury securities auctions (17:28). These connect the U.S. government with buyers of … Read More

August 2021

Posted: Friday, August 27, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau try to pin down when this brutal summer will actually end – they go with Sept. 22 – before jumping into their coverage of the Aug. 23-27 market week. Jeff and Sam note that … Read More

Posted: Friday, August 20, 2021

After reviewing macro and markets for the week, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau take a close look at the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), a composite of 10 indicators used to anticipate turns in the economic cycle (13:07). … Read More

Posted: Friday, August 13, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau kick off their review of the Aug. 9-13 market week with some sly commodity futures humor before running through the indexes and expressing their strong aversion to surveys. Materials and financials led the S&P … Read More

Posted: Saturday, August 7, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau in their review of the Aug. 2-6 market activity, spotlight higher equities led by financials with consumer staples the one sector ending the market week in the red (5:25). Higher interest rates, with the … Read More

July 2021

Posted: Friday, July 30, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau shrug off Jeff’s summer vacation sniffles to cover the July 26-30 market week, the last week in July (thanks, Myla!). The S&P 500 finished up for the month despite a lagging energy sector, which … Read More

Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau note the S&P’s rebound across the July 19-23 week after a very red Monday. Jeff points out the Rip Van Winkle dynamic of daily volatility balancing out Monday through Friday, resulting in little change … Read More

Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau in their review of the July 12-16 market activity observe that the S&P 500 finished down 1% for the week, with most of that decline arriving Friday. Small caps got crushed relative to everything. … Read More

Posted: Friday, July 9, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau in their review of the July 5-9 market activity take note of parallel performance by the stock market’s bond proxies, real estate and utilities stocks, with U.S. Treasuries, including the yield on Long Bond … Read More

June 2021

Posted: Friday, July 2, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau take note of the strong showing in the second quarter for commodities and U.S. equities, with growth stocks massively outperforming their value counterparts. On the macro front, taking note of nonfarm payrolls and the … Read More

Posted: Friday, June 25, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau cap off the first week of summer – and the last full week of the first half of the year – reviewing a week-over-week reversal for June 21 through 25 as most of the … Read More

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau welcome the first day of summer (June 21) to the Northern Hemisphere with a look back at a mostly red June 14-18 market week. What began as a quiet week was derailed by market … Read More

Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau get ready for Flag Day (June 14) with a rundown of the June 7-11 market week in which a strong CPI print was delivered, and the S&P 500 continued to climb. A dip in … Read More

Posted: Friday, June 4, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau ignore L.A.’s June gloom to review the short, positive market week of June 1-4 that was busy on the macro front and might have set a record for the mention of records. Sam’s take … Read More

May 2021

Posted: Friday, May 28, 2021

After a review of month- and year-to-date bond, stock and commodity returns through May 28, Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau turn to the question of the week: how they form their outlooks for future bond and stock returns over the … Read More

Posted: Friday, May 21, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau re-emerge from their cocoons to open the spigots on taper talk, discussing the Federal Open Market Committee’s recent meeting minutes and the use of the euphemism “adjusting the pace of asset purchases.” They also … Read More

Posted: Friday, May 14, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau spend the last Friday before Tax Day (Lau: “Pay your fair share”) discussing ways to approach equity risk premia dynamics, which are used to value the equity market, for the question of the week … Read More

Posted: Friday, May 7, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau parse the week’s macro and market activity, including the price of copper marking an all-time high, value stocks tacking on another week of outperformance versus growth and Friday’s spike in 10-year Treasury volatility on … Read More

April 2021

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau cover in the question of the week how shelter is tracked as a service for homeowners via the use of the owner’s equivalent rent (OER) component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the … Read More

Posted: Friday, April 23, 2021

In this installment of Monday Morning Minutes, DoubleLine portfolio managers Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau discuss the April 19-23 market week, including quiet U.S. bond and stock markets and strong price moves in commodities, led by corn and Kansas wheat. … Read More

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau share some straight talk on reading the real and nominal yield curves in the question of the week (starts at 14:26), and look at what market signs might foretell the Federal Reserve hiking interest … Read More

Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021

This Minutes episode offers a library list about liars, operators, turtles and gods. After recapping the quiet April 5-9 week in the commodity, equities and fixed income markets, Jeff Mayberry and Sam Lau, answering the question of the week (starts … Read More

March 2021

Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes: Market Recap for the week ending April 1, 2021

U-3? U-6? How do the unemployment and job numbers work? DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau discuss how to make sense of the labor force data during the pandemic … Read More

Posted: Monday, March 29, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes: Market Recap for the week ending March 26, 2021

What are the implications for banks and money markets with the Fed’s elimination of the exemption to the supplementary leverage ratio (SLR)?

Posted: Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes: Market Recap for the week ending March 19, 2021

What is LIBOR and why is it important?

Posted: Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes: Market Recap for the week ending March 12, 2021

What are markets and metrics are telling us about inflation?

Posted: Monday, March 8, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes: Market Recap for the week ending March 5, 2021

What is a Commodity Super Cycle, and are we in one?

February 2021

Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes: Market Recap for the week ending February 26, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau review the week of Feb. 22-26 with their screens awash in red, with the S&P 500 down for the week and the Russell … Read More

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes: Market Recap for the week ending February 19, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau kick off their review of the week of Feb. 15-19 with a look back a year ago at the S&P 500 high of … Read More

Posted: Monday, February 15, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes: Market Recap for the week ending February 12, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau review the week of Feb. 8-12, highlighting the link between Silver Thursday and Super Bowl Sunday (think Lamar Hunt), betting on Las Vegas … Read More

Posted: Monday, February 8, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes: Market Recap for the week ending February 5, 2021

DoubleLine’s Jeff Mayberry and Samuel Lau kick off the inaugural episode of their new podcast on which they will cover surrounding market and macro moves as well as interesting … Read More

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