Monday, Mar 06

Weekly Talking Points for Financial Advisors (3/1/23)

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.

Read the highlights of this week's commentary from Helios:

• ISM’s services survey pointed to a still expanding services sector, with the index coming in above economists’ expectations (55.1 vs. 54.5 expected). On the flip side, the manufacturing survey stayed in contractionary territory at 47.7, though that was a slight improvement from January’s 47.4.
• Durable goods orders fell 4.5% in January, worse than the 4.0% decline that economists had expected. However, the headline number may mask businesses’ appetite to invest as new orders for capital goods (excluding defense and aircraft) accelerated.

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