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Macro Briefing | 20 January 2020

China reports 140 new cases of Sars-like virus: CNBC Supply disruptions in Iraq and Libya lift oil prices: Bloomberg White House plans to keep pressure on Iran: WSJ Hundreds of migrants are trying to cross Mexico’s southern border: Reuters Venezuela’s Guaidó defies travel ban, attends counter- ...

Risk upbeat as China data beats estimates

  Retail sales, industrial production top estimates China’s industrial production rose 6.9% y/y in December, well above economists’ estimates of +5.9% and the fastest gain since March 2019. For the full year, production grew 5.7% y/y, slightly higher than survey forecasts of +5.6%. Retail sal ...

Daily Markets Broadcast 2020-01-17

Daily Markets Broadcast 2020-01-17 Wall Street powers ahead on strong earnings Another strong Q4 earnings report from the financial sector, this time Morgan Stanley, was the catalyst for Wall Street indices to hit new highs. China’s fourth quarter GDP growth numbers are due today. US30USD Daily ...

Emerging Markets Stocks’ Months-Long Rally Rolled On Last Week

Another week, another gain for shares in emerging markets, which posted the strongest increase for the major asset classes over the trading week through January 10, based on a set of exchange traded funds. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) rose 1.2% last week, marking the sixth straight weekly ...

Deep-Value ETF Report: Commodities/Energy Remain Out Of Favor

Ben Graham famously described Mr. Market’s psychological state from day to day as vulnerable to erratic swings of optimism and pessimism. But recent history shows that the crowd’s exhibited a mostly stable view on commodities and energy by consistently discounting these assets by relatively agg ...

Major Asset Classes | December 2019 | Performance Review

It was a very good year for investors in 2019. So good, in fact, that it was impossible to lose money last year with simple buy-and-hold strategies that owned one or more of the major asset classes. The biggest winner in 2019: US stocks. American shares surged 31.0% last year, based on the Russell ...

Across-The-Board Gains Last Week For The Major Asset Classes

A clean sweep of higher prices lifted all corners of the global markets for the shortened Christmas week of trading, based on a set of ETFs representing the major asset classes. The holiday rally through Dec. 27 is the latest installment in an extraordinary year that’s on track to deliver gains i ...

US Open – Record Highs, Dollar Falls, Oil refuses to break, Gold prospers

Light trading is expected today as market participants leave hints that expectations remain in place for US stocks to continue march higher, while the dollar will soften in the New Year.  The limited economic releases this week should paint a picture that US housing market’s is solid, manufactu ...

How did we do?

By Guest Blogger Ryan Lewenza As we’re just about to wrap up another year, I’m about to begin my year-end routine of reviewing all my different recommendations and investments that I made over the year to assess how I did. I started doing this about five years ago and would strongly encourag ...

Macro Briefing | 18 December 2019

House set to vote on impeachment articles against Trump today: The Hill Pondering Trump’s policy priorities if he’s re-elected: CNBC German business sentiment improves in December: Ifo Atlanta Fed’s Q4 GDP growth nowcast revised up to +2.3%: AF US job openings rebounded in October after reach ...