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James Picerno

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James Picerno's Opinion & Analysis
A complete archive of James Picerno's articles, including current analysis & opinion.

Housing remains a weak spot for the US economy, as suggested by yesterday’s news of a bigger than expected tumble in December’s pending Home Sales Index, a forward looking measure of ...
The Federal Reserve continues to signal that it will start raising interest rates later this year, according to yesterday’s FOMC statement. But the Treasury market begs to differ. The benchmark ...
Suddenly business as usual for small-cap investing is in need of a makeover, thanks to a new research paper (a landmark study for asset pricing) that revisits, reinterprets and ultimately revives the ...
The stock market crashed; it collapsed; it tanked. Or as MarketWatch.com described yesterday’s 1.34% decline: “S&P 500 plunges from major resistance.” Oh, my… that sounds ...
Estimates of US GDP growth for 2014’s fourth quarter have been rising in recent months, but the current outlook still anticipates a substantial slowdown from Q3’s strong advance. The ...
Global economic growth continued to decelerate through December, according to business survey data, but there are few signs at the moment that the offshore slowdown is threatening the US macro trend. ...
Housing starts in December rose a bit more than expected, the US Census Bureau reports, but the modestly upbeat news was marred by the decline in new building permits in last year’s final month....
Housing starts are expected to increase to an annual pace of 1.036 million in today’s update for December, according to The Capital Spectator’s median point forecast for several ...
The global economy was growing moderately at the end of last year, but the pace of the expansion slowed to a 14-month low, according to the December update of the JPMorgan Global All-Industry Output ...
US industrial production is expected to rise 0.3% in Friday’s December report vs. the previous month, according to The Capital Spectator’s median point forecast for several econometric ...