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PLAYBOOK FOR A FED PIVOT

PLAYBOOK FOR A FED PIVOT

Recent inflation data has tempered expectations for future Federal Reserve tightening, including a potential peak in the terminal rate near 5.0% in May or June of 2023. While the market has welcomed this news, history suggests the path to a Fed pivot could be volatile...
PLAYBOOK FOR A FED PIVOT

Low Bar For Earnings Season

Expectations are very low for this earnings season. The challenges are many, with intense cost pressures and slowing economic growth at the top of the list. The chorus of analysts and strategists calling for big cuts to estimates has gotten louder. Expect estimates to...
MARKETS ON WATCH AS XI JINPING’S INFLUENCE TO BE TESTED IN OCTOBER

CALENDAR CRUELTY

The difficult 2022 for stocks may not get much easier because as we now wait for better news on the inflation front, we have to contend with a seasonally weak month of September. While we got some welcome news in Friday’s jobs report, more evidence of falling...
EARNINGS RECAP: STILL HANGING IN THERE

EARNINGS RECAP: STILL HANGING IN THERE

Earnings growth of 6-7% doesn’t sound very exciting, but given the challenges corporate America has faced, we consider the nearly-complete second quarter earnings season a resounding success. The numerous challenges last quarter included a slowing economy,...
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