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The Difference Between Emerging Markets and Developed Markets

Anyone who has been paying attention to emerging markets will have noticed the very interesting price action going on there. But since it’s getting more and more attention, it’s worth revisiting the very definition of EM [Emerging Markets] vs DM [Developed Markets]. The chart in this article comes from a…

Decoding Janet Yellen’s Federal Reserve Message

“I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant” – Alan Greenspan On July 12, 2017 in her semiannual testimony to Congress, Janet Yellen stated the following: “the Federal Funds rate would not…

Party Like It’s 1999: Equity Valuations At Historic Levels

Valuations Compared with Fundamentals “Today’s equity market valuations have only been eclipsed by those of 1929, and 1999.” Given the continuing equity market rally and multiple expansion, the quote above from prior articles, had to be modified slightly but meaningfully. As of today, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) Cyclically Adjusted Price…

Historical Market Correlations: Copper Prices And GDP

Summary: The rising price of copper is probably a good sign that the global economy is non-recessionary. When copper has risen, so has GDP. But the converse is not true: falling copper prices have not signaled a slump in the economy. Copper prices are surging. The metal’s price is up…

Systemic Risks Rise As CPI and Global Trade Data Stall

The world’s markets are entering unchartered waters, forcing today’s retirees to be vigilant and discerning as never before. As a money manager, I am constantly researching data from a variety of sources so I can properly advise and position my clients, not only for how the markets are behaving today, but…

GDP Per Capita: Even Less Than Meets The Eye

Today’s lesson will look at GDP Per Capita, and economic data point that helps keep things in perspective. The most common statistic used to measure the size and growth rate of a nation’s economy is Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, GDP as most commonly used can be a flawed measurement…

4 Takeaways From 2nd Quarter GDP Data

On Friday July 29th, 2016, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the 2nd quarter GDP data and revisions for prior quarters. At a disappointing annualized growth rate of only 1.20%, second quarter GDP widely missed consensus expectations of 2.50% growth. Coincidently the current 1-year average growth rate has risen…

Why The U.S. Economy Is Stronger Than 2Q GDP Suggest

The equity markets have moved into a consolidation phase following the strong rally that carried the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and Dow Jones Industrials to record highs in July. Despite the lack of headway the past two weeks, stocks remain near the pinnacle of the rally suggesting under the surface,…

Market Update: Gold Rallies Higher, S&P 500 Bulls Hold On

S&P 500 futures barely budged following disappointing GDP data showing a miss with 1.2% vs 2.5% expected. We simply saw a fractional pullback on the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) before the stock market quickly found support and moved higher. Digging deeper into GDP data… The consumer is doing very well, logging in…