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A $25 Trillion Stock Rally was Built on GDP Growth No Better Than This

Bloomberg—“If you’re driving at 50 miles-an-hour and you slow to 30, you’re still going forward,” Hank Smith, co-chief investment officer, told Bloomberg in an article discussing the economic outlook for 2020. “That doesn’t mean you have to extrapolate that slowdown into negative territory. That’s what too many analysts and pundits are doing.” Click to read [...]

2019-12-04T15:53:30+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Weekly Highlights: December 2, 2019

Consumerism: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, & Giving Tuesday The markets sold off on Black Friday, not because of a lack of consumer excitement for the holiday season, but due to news around the trade-deal — President Trump signed legislation supporting the pro-democracy efforts in Hong Kong, and a Reuters article on [...]

2019-12-02T17:09:51+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

Weekly Highlights: November 25, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! The gateway to the most wonderful time of the year. The historical marker at 922 Spruce Street in Philadelphia states: Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879) One of America’s first woman editors, Hale greatly increased subscriptions to Godey’s Lady’s Book in her four decades as editor. She successfully promoted a national Thanksgiving Day to [...]

2019-11-25T18:04:31+00:00November 25th, 2019|

Weekly Highlights: November 18, 2019

Innovation: The Mandalorian, Revolution, and Eagles Autism Challenge Last week was a relatively slow one for macro news that mattered. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress; consensus is that rates should remain unchanged following the next several FOMC meetings. There were a few economic releases; industrial production remains weak and GDP expectations [...]

2019-11-18T17:43:38+00:00November 18th, 2019|

Weekly Highlights: November 4, 2019

The Markets Hit a New High on Friday Following the October "Blowout" Jobs Report President Trump has a penchant for excessively flamboyant descriptors, but he was outdone by Wall Street firm Evercore ISI, who called Friday’s jobs report “Perfect.” Nonfarm payrolls rose 128,000, much higher than the 85,000 gain the average economist estimated. Almost [...]

2019-11-04T14:49:37+00:00November 4th, 2019|

Fed to Cut Rates Again, But Other Economic Concerns are Emerging Ahead of Election: CNBC Survey

CNBC—“After the next cut, the fed funds rate would re-enter the zone where there is no evidence that further cuts help the economy,” wrote John Donaldson, director of fixed income in the recent CNBC Fed Survey. “If ultra-low rates and negative rates are such a panacea, why aren’t Japan and Germany growing at 6% rather [...]

2019-10-29T13:58:09+00:00October 29th, 2019|

Weekly Highlights: October 28, 2019

U.S. stocks are trading higher this morning, after finishing up for the third straight week last week, closing near record highs. Corporate earnings continue to be the main driver behind this market, with third quarter earnings reports coming in above expectations. News flow around softening U.S.-China trade rhetoric has also been a tailwind for [...]

2019-10-28T18:51:27+00:00October 28th, 2019|

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