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Should you follow Wall Street’s advice de l’annee for 2020 into emerging market stocks?

If 2019 was (and it sure was) the year for putting money into U.S. stocks, will 2020 be the year for putting money to work outside the U.S. and especially in emerging market stocks? The answer from a large--and it seems increasing--number of Wall Street strategists is "Yes." Should you follow this year's advice? Let […]

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China economy headed to “stable,” U.S. forecast to relative slip

China's economy grew by 6.1% in 2019. That's down from 6.6% in 2018. But the 2019 figure meets the government's target, and December industrial output rose 6.9% year over year, ahead of the 5.9% forecast by economists. Retail sales climbed by 8% against a forecast of 7.9%. (One caveat: The Lunar New Year arrives earlier […]

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U.S. economy adds 145,000 jobs in December, misses economist forecasts

The U.S. economy added 145,000 jobs in December That did set a record of 10 years of job growth for the economy. But the 145,000 job growth in December was below the 256,000 added in November and below the 160,000 expected by economists surveyed by Bloomberg. (I would note that the November numbers were inflated […]

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U.S. service economy keeps roaring ahead in latest ISM survey

The U.S. manufacturing sector may be in deep and continued contraction, but according to the Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Managers Non-manufacturing Index, the U.S. service sector--the bulk of the U.S. economy--hit a four-month high in December. The non-manufacturing index climbed to 55 in the month, from 53.9 in November. That 55 reading exceeded the […]

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U.S. manufacturing sector contracts for fifth straight month

Economists who had stayed too long at the egg nog and were predicting a rebound in U.S. manufacturing in December got coal in their stockings today (I promise to stop the Christmas references this week) when the Institute for Supply Management’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell to 47.2 for December from 48.1 in November. That drop […]

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A lot of data for a short holiday week

Trading volumes will be low and investors attentions will be focused elsewhere than the financial markets, but this is a week with a surprising amount of market news. Tomorrow, Tuesday December 31, China announces the official Purchasing Managers Index for manufacturing. The version of the PMI from Caixin, which includes more reports from smaller, private […]

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Trick or Trend: Should all these jobs cuts worry investors?

Our regular (or occasional or perhaps occasionally regular) Friday series (actually running on Friday this week) Trick or Trend looks at what might (or might not) be emerging investible trends. Exclusively on JAM. This post won't run anywhere else. Ever. It's no surprise that the latest survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas showed […]

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U.S. consumers deliver the sugar plums for holiday shopping

Amazon (AMZN) reported today, December 26, that the holiday shopping season broke records for the company this year. Among other high-lights five million new customers started Prime free trials or paid memberships globally, and the number of items delivered with one-day or same-day shipping quadrupled compared to the 2018 holiday season. As of 3 p.m. […]

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Surprise! U.S. economy adds 266,000 jobs in November; unemployment drops to 3.5%

The United States added 266,000 jobs in November and the official unemployment rate fell to 3.5%. The results were buoyed by the return to jobs of 41,300 General Motors workers after the settlement of that strike. But the November total was still impressively stronger than expected. Economists were projecting that the economy should add 180,000 […]

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On GDP growth there’s good news and bad news and more bad news

The U.S. economy grew at a 1.9% annualized rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department reported this morning. The good news: The 1.9% growth in GDP was above the 1.6% rate forecast by economists surveyed by Bloomberg. The bad news: That 1.9% growth rate was down from the 2% annualized growth rate in the […]

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