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Un-Keynesian
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 5 DEC 2017
... way for the corporate tax rate to be lowered to 20% from the current 35%. Ole! Ole! Ole! Good news for Wall Streeters. Factset reports: "Deutsche Bank noted that even with the recent rally, only about a third of the benefit of tax reform has been priced ...
The Fed's aware of building imbalances
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 NOV 2017
... faces and are forced to cover. To be sure, the US economy is growing strong and company earnings are too. According to Factset's 'Earnings Insight' report (released last Friday), "For Q3 2017 (with 98% of the companies in the S&P 500 reporting actual ...
Surefire Melbourne Cup bet
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 30 OCT 2017
... 8.6% in the August quarter from 8.8% in the three-month period ended May and the record high 8.9% in February (based on Factset available data). Good, but as the chart below shows, not good enough to induce an acceleration in wages growth. This is hardly ...
Job openings in America
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 OCT 2017
... latest update showed little change in August from July: job openings remained at a robust 6.1 million (the highest on Factset record); hirings dipped marginally to 5.4 million from 5.5 million; separations; the quits rate fell slightly to 2.1% in August ...
Transparency to the max
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 SEP 2017
... and down 5.7% over the week. Together with the sub-9 readings in the last week of July, these are the lowest readings on Factset's record (1990). There were a number of occasions in the past when Fed Chair Janet Yellen cautioned that these ultra-low ...
Powered by low-flation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 31 JUL 2017
... record highs last week. The most proximate cause is, of course, the strong June quarter earnings results. According to Factset: "Of the 57% of companies that have now reported, more than 73% have beaten the consensus EPS estimate, above the 70% one-year ...
Mystery buyer for $800m Aussie bond record
EMMA RAPAPORT  |  THURSDAY, 6 JUL 2017
... Financial Management issue of Treasury Bonds, 5 July 2017 Source: AOFM Australian fixed interest yields pa, 2007-2017 Source: FactSet, Rainmaker
The Fed's inflation and asset price conundrum
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 JUN 2017
... but I wouldn't try to comment on appropriate valuations, and those ratios ought to depend on long-term interest rates." Factset data shows that the S&P 500 is currently trading at a forward P/E of 17.7 times earnings - above its five-year (13.7x), 10-year ...
Good oil, bad oil
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUN 2017
... putting a question mark over the Fed's argument that the recent deceleration in the rate of inflation is "transitory". Factset data shows US headline inflation peaked at around 2.1% in 2014 with global inflation averaging just a little below 4.0% (when ...
Central Banks fail to disappoint
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 JUN 2017
... central banks' assessments and outlook are currently in sync with that of the financial markets. This is underscored by Factset's recent report that even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) "endorses the ECB's cautious approach". Or is it because the ...