Monday Update: Weak Economic Data Across the Board

June 19, 2017

Last week, we saw a wide range of economic data. Overall, the news was disappointing, with all indicators coming in below expectations. In many cases, however, the details were better, as annual numbers often remained in healthy territory. Still, future growth acceleration is becoming less likely as signs accumulate that the economy has peaked. That being said, growth is expected to continue, just at a lower level than anticipated earlier this year.

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2017 Vs. 1999: When Will the Storm Hit?

June 16, 2017

I concluded in yesterday’s post that there might well be a storm coming. So, the next question we need to answer is this: How will we know when the storm is about to hit?

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Appearance on CNBC's Trading Nation, June 15, 2017 [Video]

June 16, 2017

Is there a glaring resemblance between the years 2017 and 1999? Yesterday, I appeared on CNBC’s Trading Nation, with host Brian Sullivan, to discuss the similarities I see between 1999 and 2017 in terms of five key economic indicators.

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If 2017 = 1999, Does 2018 = 2000?

June 15, 2017

In yesterday’s post, we investigated whether 2017 is similar to 1999—and decided that it is. This leads us to the next obvious question: will 2018 look like 2000? And what would that actually mean?

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1999 v2.0: How Similar Are 1999 and 2017?

June 14, 2017

When I look at the current economic and market environment, I think it shares a lot in common with 1999. The tech industry is booming, unemployment is low, consumer and business confidence are high, and investors are very complacent. But just how similar are 1999 and 2017? To get a better sense, I decided to do a detailed economic review. So, without further ado, let’s set the wayback machine to 1999.

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Appearance on CNBC's Power Lunch, June 13, 2017 [Video]

June 14, 2017

What are market expectations for the rest of the year? Yesterday, I appeared on CNBC's Power Lunch alongside senior contributor Larry Kudlow, discussing the impact of the Trump administration on the economy with hosts Becky Quick, Brian Sullivan, and Steve Liesman.

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Appearance on TheStreet, June 13, 2017 [Video]

June 13, 2017

Will the Federal Reserve continue its rate hike policy? Earlier today, I visited Scott Gamm on the set of TheStreet TV to discuss the Fed's next move, plus why I think the markets can go higher despite a significant technology selloff.

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