Last Week and This Week in Economics, April 17, 2017

Last Week in Economics – 4.10.17 The two important economic numbers came out Friday when markets were closed, so they didn’t receive much attention, although they should have. Both numbers (CPI and Retail Sales) further eroded the reflation trade thesis and will increase worries the economy is losing momentum. Starting with retail sales, the headline[…]

Syria Political Map

Geopolitical Update: Bearish Catalyst or Excuse?, April 12, 2017

Geopolitical risk has reared its head over the past week, but while the potential military showdowns in Syria or North Korea are the focus of the media headlines, in reality these events aren’t so much direct risks on stocks as they are a reminder of just how priced to perfection the stock market is right[…]

Time to invest in emerging markets, tom essaye

Time to Buy Emerging Markets? March 29, 2017

The Case for Emerging Markets, an excerpt from today’s Sevens Report. Everything you need to know about the market in your inbox by 7am, in 7 minutes or less. As expectations for a pro-growth policy based reflation trade (i.e. the Trump trade) fade here in the US, one potential beneficiary is emerging markets. The sector[…]

How Many Rate Hikes in 2017? Last Week and This Week: March 5, 2017

The Economics excerpt from today’s Sevens Report, which focuses on the most important financial news and takeaways for investors, financial advisors, and CPA’s, last week and this week. Last Week: The major takeaway from the economic data and Fed speak last week is that because of continued strong data and hawkish Fed speak, a March rate hike[…]

Paul Ryan

The Political Outlook for Stimulus is Darkening, February 28, 2017

This is an excerpt from today’s Sevens Report. The Sevens Report is the daily market cheat sheet our subscribers use to keep up on markets, seize opportunities, avoid risks and get more assets. Sign up for a free 2 week trial. It’s obviously impossible to say “when” this will matter to stocks, but I want to[…]

“Is the Stock Market Too Expensive?” February 23, 2017

“Is the Stock Market Too Expensive?”  That’s a question I’m getting asked a lot lately by subscribers and colleagues. With stocks at record highs, there is a lot of worry that the market is unsustainably expensive. But, that’s simply not the case. Yesterday, in the full edition of The Sevens Report, we broke it down. Provided a three-part analysis of[…]

Disappointing Numbers from Flash February Manufacturing & Service PMIs: February 22, 2017

Below is an excerpt from the “Economics” section of the Sevens Report. The Sevens Report has everything you need to know about the markets by 7am each morning in 7 minutes or less—can get a free trial if you sign up now. Flash February Manufacturing & Service PMIs Feb. Manufacturing PMI declined to 54.3 vs.[…]

What impact are Trump’s headlines having on markets?

After impacting the markets with his comment about a forthcoming “phenomenal” tax plan, the markets have been surprisingly unmoved by any of the headlines coming in from Washington D.C. This week, we’ve seen stocks focusing on the good economic data (retail sales, Empire Manufacturing) and ignoring the political drama (Trump’s Labor Secretary nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew yesterday).[…]

How Big a Risk is a Trade or Military Dispute? February 16, 2017

An excerpt from the Sevens Report. Sign up for a two-week free trial of the full report at www.7sReport.com. Earlier this week I began profiling non-political risks to explore when making decisions for your clients and talking with prospects. Here’s number three: Non-Political Risk #3: Surprise Trade or Military Dispute Surprisingly, and potentially dangerously, 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[…]