Markets are showing signs of weakness, earnings may be disappointing, a look at portfolio strategy and the change in money supply.
Treasury yields march higher, employment is better and better, inflation is scary, the Fed is backing away, and a quick discussion of what 2022 is likely to bring.
This week sees a lot of data, rhetoric around Ukraine heats up, an update on portfolio positioning, a look at goals-based investing, and PMI data.
Personal consumption expenditures post the highest growth since 1982, markets appear unfazed by anything, and some interesting charts for the week.
Omicron prompts pandemic measures in state and national governments, tensions with Russia increase, the Fed adjusts course, and a look at the sustainability of federal government spending.
It is Fed week! Inflation is (still) high, Russia and the US seek a solution to Ukraine tensions, I look at the deteriorating US-China relationship, and a look at inflation expectations influencing inflation.
Covid is back in the news, so I spend some time looking at the implications of an omicron wave (it isn't straightforward). There are also a couple of stories that aren't getting much attention that investors should watch.
The debt ceiling is in the news (again), retail sales show strong consumer spending, the Biden administration nominates Powell for a second term as Fed chair, tapering may move quicker than expected, and I up my timeline for a market repricing.
Inflation is much higher than expected, retail sales and initial jobless claims post this week, and I dig into the three data points investors should watch very closely.
The Fed begins its taper and stays dovish, jobs and earnings are strong, I look at the behavior of bitcoin, and wage growth has been strongest for low-income earners.