A More Hawkish-Than-Anticipated Federal Reserve: February 15, 2017

An excerpt from the Sevens Report. Sign up for a two-week free trial of the full report at www.7sReport.com. Yesterday I began profiling a couple of non-political risks to explore when making decisions for your clients and talking with prospects. Here’s the second: Non-Political Risk 2: A More Hawkish-Than-Anticipated Federal Reserve Profiling this risk seemed only natural,[…]

Economic Growth Slows: February 14, 2017

An excerpt from today’s Sevens Report. Non-Political Risk #1: Economic Growth Slows. Stronger economic data remains an unsung hero of this post-election rally, and while Trump gets the headlines, it’s really the economic data that’s enabling this rally as better economic growth is allowing the market to continue to give Trump and the Republicans the[…]

Economic Cheat Sheet: February 13, 2017

Last Week: There was very little incremental economic data last week, and what reports did come met expectations and importantly did nothing to change the perception that economic activity is legitimately accelerating—a perception that continues to support stocks broadly. From a domestic data viewpoint, there isn’t a lot to talk about. Jobless claims continued to[…]

Oil and Metals Jump React to Trump

Oil futures got caught up in “risk trading” during the election drama. Energy futures sold off hard with global stocks overnight Tuesday and then surged higher as money poured back into risk assets on Wednesday. That was about the extent of the effect that Trump had on the energy markets at least so far. Tyler[…]