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Will Federal Reserve Tightening Slow Capital Markets In 2018?

Last month marked a historic first, although it was a rather quiet entrance. Reversing course from the money printing programs of QE1, QE2 and...

U.S. Economic Surprise Index Higher as Hard Data Concerns Grow

The Economic Surprise Index soars higher on increased survey readings. We have seen an overall surprise beat from consumer confidence, empire manufacturing surveys, and the...

U.S. Energy Trade Deficit Nears Zero As Options Expand

This US energy update was power by data from my firm Avory Research. The chart highlights the shrinking energy trade deficit, the drop in...

Is The Unemployment Rate “Right”?

The topic of the unemployment rate has come up a lot recently with regards to debates around full employment, wage growth, inflation, the stage...

Chart Spotlight: Hurricane Hit Areas Add To Initial Jobless Claims

The employment data has been released and Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas added 34.27K to the Initial Jobless Claims roll this past week. Clearly the...

Are U.S. Consumers Getting Exhausted… By Debt?

Consumption Exhaustion When people use the word catalyst to describe an event that may prick the stock market bubble, they usually discuss something singular, unexpected...

Monetary Stimulus: How Much Is Too Much?

The amount of monetary stimulus increasingly imposed on the financial system creates false signals about the economy’s true growth rate, causing a vast misallocation...

Global Equities Still Riding Coattails of Economic Expansion

The Global Expansion Continues In this post, I will focus on the positive forces that are driving the global economy... and the benefit its offered...

Stock Market Update: Are Strong Earnings & GDP Priced In?

The equity markets have been trading mixed of late. However, the best performance of late has been turned in by the Dow Jones Industrials...

U.S. Financial Markets Update: Investors Eyeing Europe

The past month has seen assets gain in price, despite an increase in investor anxiety due to comments from the European Central Bank (more...

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