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Chief economist update: Wall Street sneezes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 27 FEB 2020
... not only weeding out the semi-believers but it's also reduced the level of overvaluation in the US equity market. Factset data shows that the S&P 500's forward P/E ratio has fallen to 17.6 times earnings from a record high of 19.1 times and closer ...
Chief economist update: It's the US consumer, stupid me
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 FEB 2020
... Fed's take on "weak exports", consumer optimism and spending would, in time, drive business investment higher. Already, Factset reports that the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) optimism index improved in January 2020 and is "in ...
Chief economist update: Phase one deal signed, sealed and delivered
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 JAN 2020
... the uncertainty that has plagued the global economy for the past 18 months. Then again, it may not be smooth sailing. As Factset reports: "A late afternoon report noted China has not agreed to additional tariff reductions or eliminations as part of deal. ...
Chief economist update: Moving target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JAN 2020
What's a central bank to do if after so many years of policy accommodation it still couldn't hit its target? Move the goalpost, of course. The US Federal Reserve has cut interest rates three times (by 75 basis points) last year from 2.5% to ...
Chief economist update: Three cheers for Christmas
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 DEC 2019
"Christmas, Christmas time is near, Time for toys and time for cheer..." - Alvin & the Chipmunks I can almost hear those little chipmunk voices singing this Christmas song as I browsed through last week's news of good tidings ... and they came in ...
Chief economist update: US consumer power
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 NOV 2019
... S&P 500 companies have reported a positive revenue surprise." A good result but ... a result of managed expectations? Factset notes that: "For Q3 2019, the blended earnings decline for the S&P 500 is -2.3%. If -2.3% is the actual decline for the quarter ...
Chief economist update: Cloudy 2020 vision for OECD
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 NOV 2019
... time when the expected de-escalation of the Sino-US trade friction appears to have a hit a stumbling block. Moreover, Factset notes 'Politico's' report that: "Trump administration officials considering starting a new trade investigation into ...
Chief economist update: It's the money, stupid
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 29 OCT 2019
... than expected. "Roughly 80% have beat consensus EPS expectations, better than the 74% one-year average," according to Factset. What wasn't included in the list is the steepening in the US yield curve, so much so that it's no longer inverted ...
Chief economist update: Synchronised forecasts for a synchronised slowdown
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 OCT 2019
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water..." - Jaws The history of the US-China trade negotiations has followed a pattern ever since it began in 2018 - rhetoric from both sides building hopes for a deal only to be followed by escalating ...
Chief economist update: The greatest central banker of modern times
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 1 OCT 2019
... (TLTRO III), and (v) the introduction of a two-tier system for reserve remuneration." But Super Mario is getting antsy, as Factset reports: " Financial Times cited comments from outgoing ECB President Draghi ... Stressed that all instruments from rates ...