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ECRI Leading Indicator: Turning for the Better?
The latest smoothed annualized growth rate of the ECRI Weekly Leading Indicator in the week ended 22 January improved from -7.6% t ...
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S&P 500 Index: Short-Term Buy Signal Confirmed
I am writing to you from my hotel room in New York, keeping the post short and to the point as a full day of appointments lies ahe ...
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U.S. Inflation: Further Significant Declines Expected
Year-on-year growth in U.S. consumer prices fell to 3.6% in October from 3.9% in September. Due to its significant contribution of ...
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Consider the Components of Equity Returns
The raison d’être of investment or wealth management is to maintain, or hopefully improve, one’s standard of living, i.e. to earn ...
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Buffett for President? (Ronalds)
Buffett for President? August 16, 2011 By Scott Ronalds One of the richest men in the world wishes he was taxed more. Warren Buffe ...
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US Inflation at Peak, Gold to Lose Momentum?
The US consumer price index rose significantly to 3.1% in April from April 2010 and by 0.4% from its March level. The increase was ...
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Stocks – scant value in momentum market
I have discussed various yardsticks of evaluating US equities over the past few days. In short, my conclusion is that while the lo ...
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Velocity of US money supply at long last edging up
Despite ballooning Fed reserves to bail out banks, money supply as measured by the growth in money supply with a zero maturity (no ...
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Picture du Jour: Prepare for higher inflation
The graph below shows the historical relationship between the annual change in the oil price and the year-on-year change in the US ...
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Barron’s Confidence Index – Sentiment for Equities Improves
As often stated in my weekly “Words from the Wise” reviews, a confidence indicator worth monitoring is the Barron’s Confidence Ind ...
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Baltic Dry Index – more than a snap-back rally
The Baltic Dry Index - a measure of freight rates for iron ore and bulk commodities - rose non-stop for 23 sessions until Wednesda ...
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