Monday, Oct 05

Talking Points of the Week for Financial Advisors (10/5)

As an OCIO, Helios distributes a 19-page Weekly Report to member firms every Friday, which includes risk level summaries, model allocations, detailed model positioning information, market index information, and much more. Here, we are sharing discussion points for Financial Advisors to use with their clients which we provide in the Weekly Report.

September's nonfarm payrolls data fell well short of expectations with an increase of 661K. This compares to August's revised 1.5M gain and consensus expectations of 859K. The miss signals the rate of improvement in employment data we have seen from initial unemployment claims.

Consumer Confidence increased significantly in September across both the present underlying conditions and expected conditions, well above expectations while still short of pre-pandemic levels.

Q2 GDP was revised slightly up to -31.4% annualized rate, vs. -31.7% previously.

The political arena dominated the news this week with the first Presidential debate between Biden and Trump on Tuesday. Then, the President was diagnosed with COVID-19 and headed to Walter Reed hospital Friday afternoon.

Nyle Bayer

Nyle Bayer

Nyle Bayer is the Chief Marketing Officer at Helios, where he helps Financial Advisors tell their story to the clients they serve. Prior to Helios, Nyle was the President of Up Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisor. Nyle lives in the Sacramento, CA area with his wife and three children.