Commentary/Blog

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: February 11, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action All three major U.S. indices hit record highs this week. Technology, Consumer Discretionary and other cyclical names led the way for the markets as enthusiasm for risk continues […]

By: John E. Charalambakis | On: February 8, 2017 |

Corporate Earnings, Production, and Hourly Wages: No Enigma to Decipher

More than 65% of companies that have reported earnings in the last few days have beaten estimates, which is a little bit higher than the long-term average. So and as […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: February 5, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action Markets ended the week strong in the U.S. but just missed posting gains across all three major averages. Earnings so far for corporations have come in strong with […]

By: John E. Charalambakis | On: February 1, 2017 |

Worldviews, Solipsism, and Chissiaran: A Random Walk Down the Boulevard of Invincibility

Collective hallucinations are dangerous. Undershooting carries risks, but overshooting could have much more serious consequences. Ignoring history is detrimental. Hubris backfires and lack of foresight demonstrates foolishness. My fear is […]

By: Thierry Malleret | On: January 31, 2017 |

Monthly Barometer’s Forward-Looking Monthly Review: An Interdisciplinary View of our Complex Global Economy

January 2017   The start of the Trump era is both a tipping point and a monumental paradigm shift. His “two simple rules: buy American and hire American” are the […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: January 28, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action The Dow crossed the illustrious 20,000 level this week, setting new highs in the process. Cyclical sectors dominated the markets, revitalizing bullish optimism. President Trump officially removed the […]

By: John E. Charalambakis | On: January 25, 2017 |

New Market Highs and Underperformers: Fundamentals Meet Technical Charts

The market celebrated a Dow Jones Industrial Average that reached 20,000 yesterday. Is this too much of good news? Is it sustainable and could it be that investors are carried […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: January 22, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action Defensive sectors (Consumer Staples, Telecommunications) led the market this week as stocks fell for the second consecutive week. Chinese GDP for 2016 grew at a rate of 6.7% […]

By: John E. Charalambakis | On: January 19, 2017 |

Shifting Regimes and Changing Winds: Reflections on Trade and Market Implications at the Dawn of a New Era

One of the main issues debated at the Davos conference this week is the possibility of a new trade regime, as President Trump takes office. Discontent with globalization and the […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: January 14, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action Most major markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia slowed their rallies this week with U.K. the major exception. The country continues to benefit from a weaker pound […]

By: John E. Charalambakis | On: January 12, 2017 |

Investment Outlook 2017: Part II

In last week’s commentary we covered mainly the initial outlook for equities. In today’s post we would like to present an initial outlook for other markets such as bonds, commodities, […]