Macro Briefing | 28 January 2020

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Coronavirus infections in China rise above 4,500; deaths climb to 106: CNBC

New York, with large Chinese population, prepares for coronavirus: NY Times

Don’t blame the slide in US stocks on the coronavirus: MW

Pressure rising for Bolton testimony in impeachment trial: WSJ

Italy’s populist leader fails to win key regional election: RFI

Cyprus is Europe’s new front line for immigration battle: NY Times

Texas factory output accelerated in Jan: Dallas Fed

US new home sales fell in Dec but 1-year trend still healthy:

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The Capital Spectator is a finance/investment/economics blog that’s edited by James Picerno. The site’s focus is macroeconomics, the business cycle and portfolio strategy (with an emphasis on asset allocation and related analytics). In late-2009, the Eastern Economics Journal named Picerno as one of the nation’s “top economics bloggers”. Picerno is the author of Dynamic Asset Allocation: Modern Portfolio Theory Updated for the Smart Investor (Bloomberg Press, 2010) and Nowcasting The Business Cycle: A Practical Guide For Spotting Business Cycle Peaks (Beta Publishing, 2014). His articles on finance and economics have appeared in a variety of publications and news outlets over the years, including The Atlantic, Financial Advisor,,, and Bloomberg Briefs: Economics. He also pens a daily economics column for the Saxo Group’s web site. Picerno has been writing about investing and macroeconomics since the early 1990s at Bloomberg, Dow Jones and other media groups before becoming an independent writer/analyst in 2008. He also offers consulting services on asset allocation and portfolio strategy, the US business cycle, and related data analytics in R and Excel.

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