Category Archives: US Economy

Great Time to Expand Business

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Since the 2016 elections NFIB surveys of Small Business Optimism have soared, generating the most dramatic jump in expectations on record. With Corporate Tax cut stimulus effects still ahead and restrained capital spending data, it appears there is room for growing euphoria in 2018. Advisor Perspectives (advisorperspectives.com) does a great job presenting…

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A Merrier Christmas Sales Season

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 Our theme that a new business cycle expansion began in 2016 is easy to see in basic industrial and material sectors we have highlighted in past newsletters.  Less obvious is the persistent consumption trends since the 2008/2009 Great Recession. While consumers have been the backbone of most expansion cycles, they…

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Waiting for the Curve to Invert

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One of the hallmarks of a Bull market is climbing a “Wall of Worry”. Certainly there is plenty of longer term optimism with Consumer and Small Business surveys showing extreme confidence. Yet analysts seem increasingly focused on what might go wrong. In the early days of 2009 – 2012 most…

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