Research & News

Daily Comment (January 12, 2023)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Good morning! Today’s Comment begins with our thoughts on the latest Consumer Price Index report and its implications for Fed policy. Next, we discuss the impact that China’s reopening is having on markets. The report concludes with our thoughts on Germany’s response… Read More »

Weekly Energy Update (January 12, 2023)

by Bill O’Grady, Thomas Wash, and Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF Crude oil prices continue to come under pressure on worries over economic growth, although there is some evidence that prices may be basing between $72 and $82 per barrel. (Source: Barchart.com) Crude oil inventories jumped 19.0 mb compared to a 3.0 mb draw forecast. … Read More »

Daily Comment (January 11, 2023)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Our Comment today opens with an update on the Russia-Ukraine war, where a key Russian blogger has broken taboo and directly criticized President Putin for his management of the invasion.  We next review a wide range of other international and U.S. developments… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 10, 2023)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Our Comment today opens with the news of a potential mine shutdown that would affect global copper supplies and the increased tensions between China, Japan, and South Korea.  We next review a wide range of other international and U.S. developments with the… Read More »

Bi-Weekly Geopolitical Report – How China Will Manage Its Evolving Geopolitical Bloc (January 9, 2023)

Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF In mid-2022, we published a report showing that as the United States begins to step back from its traditional role as the global hegemon, the world is fracturing into relatively separate geopolitical and economic blocs.  Our study looked at almost 200 countries around the world and aimed to objectively predict… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 9, 2023)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Our Comment today opens with an update on the post-pandemic landscape in China, where the relaxation of pandemic lockdowns continues to reverberate throughout the domestic, regional, and global economies.  We next review a wide range of other international and U.S. developments with… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 6, 2023)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Good morning! Today’s Comment begins with a discussion about Fed officials’ speeches and the U.S. jobs numbers. Up next, we review how rising inflation in the developed world impacts investing in emerging markets. We end the report by focusing on Russia and… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 5, 2023)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Good morning! Today’s Comment begins with our thoughts about global central banking. Next, we discuss why political uncertainty in the U.K. and the U.S. may impact investment decisions within these countries. Lastly, we review the challenges companies may face when navigating in… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 4, 2023)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Our Comment today opens with some positive news from Europe, where year-over-year price inflation looks like it may be moderating.  The news has raised hopes of lower inflation and interest rates even beyond Europe, giving a boost to the stock and bond… Read More »

Daily Comment (January 3, 2023)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EST] | PDF Our Comment today opens with an update on all the key global developments over the holiday period, including the latest on China’s new COVID-19 wave and how it’s affecting international relations.  We next review a wide range of other international and U.S.… Read More »

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