Research & News

Daily Comment (May 23, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Our Comment today opens with several new indicators pointing to a possible further worsening in tensions between the US bloc and the China/Russia bloc. We next review several other international and US developments with the potential to affect the financial markets today,… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 22, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Our Comment today opens with a potentially incendiary revelation that the US and UK have intelligence showing China is now sending, or preparing to send, lethal aid to Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. We next review several other international and US… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 21, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Our Comment today opens with a note on Russian President Putin’s decision last week to replace his defense minister with an economist. We next review several other international and US developments with the potential to affect the financial markets today, including a… Read More »

Bi-Weekly Geopolitical Report – The Great COVID Labor Reform (May 20, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is now starting to fade from memory. Four years after the sudden outbreak of the disease sparked mass economic shutdowns, mask wearing, and millions of deaths, it’s tempting to think the crisis is becoming just another episode of history. However, the pandemic clearly led… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 20, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Our Comment today opens with several items related to artificial intelligence, the electrification of the global economy, and the resulting impacts on commodity prices. We next review several other international and US developments with the potential to affect the financial markets today,… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 17, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Our Comment today opens with reports of a big new housing support program in China. We next review several other international and US developments with the potential to affect the financial markets today, including another possible election-driven tax cut in the UK… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 16, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Good morning! Equity markets are calmer today after yesterday’s investor enthusiasm over the inflation report cooled. In sports news, the Boston Celtics have eliminated the Cleveland Cavaliers and now advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Today’s Comment will examine the impact that… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 15, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Good morning! Equities futures are off to a great start as the consumer price index ended its streak of disappointments. In sports news, the Denver Nuggets took a commanding 3-2 lead in their series against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Today’s Comment will explain… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 14, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Good morning! Equity futures are off to a slow start due to a hotter-than-expected PPI report. In sports news, the Boston Celtics were able to snatch a 3-1 lead in the series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Today’s Comment will explore why white-collar… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 13, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] | PDF Good morning! Equity futures are higher as investors await this week’s economic releases. In sports news, the Indiana Pacers were able to tie up the series with the New York Knicks. Today’s Comment explores why declining consumer sentiment may spell bad news… Read More »

1 2 3 330