How The Heat Affects Economic Data

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post How The Heat Affects Economic Data appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. Investors are predisposed to ignore weather as an excuse for bad earnings. However, in some cases highly unusual weather patters impact economic data in a way that must be… Read More

Demystifying The Confusing Retail Sales Report

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Demystifying The Confusing Retail Sales Report appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. Whether the December retail sales report is good or bad depends on your vantage point. Growth differs dramatically depending on the time horizon you use because of comps. There… Read More

Will Stocks Be Disappointed With The 2020 Economy?

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Will Stocks Be Disappointed With The 2020 Economy? appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. Just like headline CPI, headline PPI increased. It was up from 1.1% to 1.3% which met estimates. On the other hand, core PPI fell from 1.3% to… Read More

Fed Ignores Inflation Which Is Eating Into Wages

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Fed Ignores Inflation Which Is Eating Into Wages appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. Both core and headline monthly CPI fell 0.1% and missed estimates by 0.1%. Core CPI was 0.1% and headline CPI was 0.2%. On a yearly basis, headline… Read More

Euphoria Combined With 1.8% GDP Growth

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Euphoria Combined With 1.8% GDP Growth appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. There are quite a few stats showing U.S. large cap stocks have gone up too far too fast. When that happens over a long enough period, stocks start to… Read More

Why Wage Growth Crashed In December

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Why Wage Growth Crashed In December appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. Even though headline job growth missed estimates and the revisions were negative, it still was a solid report because the misses were small. As we will delve into later… Read More

Stockopedia Review: An Excellent Platform for Stock Research

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Every individual investor aims for advancement and improvement. If you’re one of these people, then you’d want to find ways to better your odds of success in your investments. Thinking about it, there are tons of possible ways to achieve these goals. However, not all of them are fool-proof, but you’ll learn about an efficient… Read More

Sentiment Index Broken By This Market

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Sentiment Index Broken By This Market appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. Just because the stock market has been overbought for a few weeks, doesn’t make this is normal or something you should expect to continue. The CNN fear and greed… Read More

Why GDP Growth Estimates Are Surging

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Why GDP Growth Estimates Are Surging appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. The decline in the trade deficit in November is a huge deal. The deficit fell from $46.9 billion to $43.1 billion which was the narrowest deficit since October 2016.… Read More

Onward – Howard Schultz

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When Howard Schultz opened his first coffee store in Seattle, he strove to replicate the experience of the coffee houses he’d visited in Italy; a place where people would come to meet, in a place that encompassed a welcoming and engaging atmosphere. Starbucks wasn’t to be just about selling a good cup of coffee, in… Read More

Learning from Julian Richer

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Retailing is hard. Staying on top of the industry for decades is even harder. Particularly when the products you sell are technology based and always changing. Which begs the question, how did a small UK retailer selling Hi-Fi components come to hold the World Record for sales per square foot of any retailer in the… Read More

Jobless Claims Hit 3rd Lowest Reading Of Expansion

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Jobless Claims Hit 3rd Lowest Reading Of Expansion appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. The median home buyer has gotten older because millennials are putting off home buying because of student loans and because they are getting married later (partially because… Read More

Very Small Firms Losing Jobs Again

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Very Small Firms Losing Jobs Again appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. We’ve previously discussed how the November ISM manufacturing PMI was weak, while the Markit PMI showed improvement. Even though the Markit PMI hasn’t fallen below 50 this year, it’s… Read More

What Is The Chance Of A Recession & Does It Matter?

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post What Is The Chance Of A Recession & Does It Matter? appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. We often hear bullish investors criticize those that are bearish for giving the percentage chance of a recession over the next 6 or 12… Read More

Weaker Returns Coming In 2020?

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Weaker Returns Coming In 2020? appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. Either the bulls believe the economy will be stronger in 2020 or they think the current economy isn’t as bad as the initial indicators show. Revisions can change how we… Read More