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Corporate Beige Book: Better Sentiment and Lots of Tax Talk

It should come as little surprise that sentiment among corporate executives improved during the fourth quarter of 2016. We saw relatively more use of strong and positive words compared with weak and negative words in our analysis of earnings...

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

The case for increasing European investments is getting stronger, as we evaluate the fundamentals, valuations, and to a lesser extent the technicals. Throughout most of the region, we are seeing improvement in the economic data and most importantly,...

Cracking Oil

Patterns of energy production and consumption are changing, both because of and despite political actions; this week we look at some of the potential longer-term, structural changes to the energy market. Energy, and particularly oil, is the one...

The Valentine’s Day Index

The impact of economics on everyday life isn’t always clear, but the week ahead is different. Tuesday marks the fourth-busiest shopping holiday of the year — Valentine’s Day, and the following day sees the release of Consumer Price Index (CPI)...

Make 2017 your year to dump student debt!

A growing chorus of voices from millennials (those born between roughly 1980 and 2000) have centered around the load of student that plagues many of them.  High student loans coupled with a lethargic labor market and stagnant wages have increased...

Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Preview

Fourth quarter 2016 earnings season gets underway this week (January 9–13), and it looks like it will be another good one. With Alcoa no longer the unofficial kick off of the earnings season, we will consider Friday the start of the season when...