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Chief economist update: Buy the dip or sell the rallies?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 NOV 2018
This from the morning Factset 'Top Stories' feed: Why are stocks lower? Weakness in US equities follows big bounce over last couple of weeks in the wake of October selloff. iPhone demand concerns weighing heavily on AAPL-US, supply chain names ...
Chief economist update: Fear and loathing on Wall Street
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 25 OCT 2018
... inflation. That's good. But what's concerning is that the Fed's actions are also beginning to impact on growth. Factset reports that US new home sales fell 5.5% to a 553,000 - the biggest decline since December 2016. On top of this August ...
Chief economist update: Betting on down rather than up?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 AUG 2018
... Monetary Policy Statement: "The decline in GDP growth over the past year suggests momentum in the economy may have eased." Factset data shows that New Zealand's annual GDP growth rate has slowed from 4.8% in the March 2016 quarter to just 2.9%% in ...
Chief economist update: What goes around is starting to get around
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 JUL 2018
... him that) on his stance or what would be more palatable, Trump has forced its trading partners into a deal. According to Factset, "White House advisor Larry Kudlow announced that while "talks with China has stalled ... sources suggest elements elsewhere ...
Chief economist update: Submerging markets
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 19 JUN 2018
When Fed chief Jerome Powell tried to explain the US yield curve's flattening as a function of rising short rates because of the rate hikes (and expectations for more) and a smaller lift in the long-term yields because of safe-haven buying, I questioned ...
Chief economist update: "Quitaly"
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY 2018
... also an emerging problem in Spain but, at this point, it's still early to call for a "Madriddance". The reason, as Factset put it succinctly: "Italian president Matterella rejected populist finance minister choice and called on former IMF official ...
Chief economist update: Not as good as it gets
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 30 APR 2018
... are up 55 bps to 2.96% and the US dollar index is 0.8% lower to a reading of 91.51, but is heading higher. Despite this, Factset reports that with half of the S&P 500 companies that has reported first quarter earnings results, "...the blended growth ...
Chief economist update: It's not just the trade war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 26 MAR 2018
... March, POTUS announced that the White House would be imposing a 25% tariff on around US$60 billion of Chinese imports, with Factset reporting: "Trump reiterated his administration has told China it wants trade deficit [with China] reduced by $100 billion." ...
Former UniSuper investment analyst joins AustralianSuper
ALEX BURKE  |  FRIDAY, 16 MAR 2018
... rebalancing and liquidity management. Before that, he was a senior performance analyst at NAB, an account executive at FactSet, an economic statistician at Statistics New Zealand and a senior research at Rothschild. He has also held roles at PwC, BlackRock ...
Chief economist update: This time is different
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 FEB 2018
... the ride from the true believers. And believe they should, given the strong and strengthening US economic fundamentals. Factset's latest Insight report shows that in the current reporting season that, "with about 50% of S&P 500 constituents having reported ...