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Consumer Buckles but Unbowed

Category: Newsletter, Speculator, US Economy | No Comments

 Personal consumption is 70% of the US economy. While much of this is Government controlled (Medicare), untethered to actual consumer choices, it’s a large enough number that many focus upon consumer health and sentiment for clues to economic trends. After reaching a euphoric 18 year high a few months ago, confidence…

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Sour Apple Guidance and Dovish Fed Gyrate Stocks

Category: China, Global Economy, Newsletter, Speculator, Stock Market, US Economy | No Comments

Moribund Manufacturing data and slower growth guidance by Apple have exacerbated growing fears of recession, sending stocks plunging 3% on the January 3rd. However, exceptionally strong job growth and dovish support from Fed Chair Powell the next day sent stock soaring 4%. Making sense of the frequent news driven volatility is challenging,…

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