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James Picerno

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James Picerno's Opinion & Analysis
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The VIX Index – a widely followed measure of US stock market volatility — slid to a three-year low on Thursday (April 28), suggesting that investors are unusually serene these days when it...
The probability of another rate hike for the Fed’s policy meeting in June continues to tick higher, according to futures data, but no change in rates is expected at next week’s FOMC ...
Eurozone Business Climate Indicator set to hold at a six-year high in April update A softer but still positive April reading likely for UK's CBI Distributive Trades Survey Economists see US durable ...
Value is arguably the leading exhibit in the factor zoo. Quantifying the value factor is challenging, however, for multi-asset class portfolios for at least two reasons. Commodities aren’t ...
The mood in Brazil’s consumer sector is on track to improve again in today’s update Germany’s stock-market surge reflects a sigh of relief for France's pro-EU vote The US two-year ...
The probability that a recession has started is virtually nil at the moment, but it’s debatable if low macro risk will deliver robust growth in the preliminary estimate of first-quarter US GDP ...
New-home sales in the US are expected to ease in March US Consumer Confidence Index on track to dip, but remain close to 17-year high EUR/USD jumped to a five-month high after the French election on ...
The US equity market scored its first weekly advance this month, delivering the top performance in April’s third week among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded ...
Germany’s Ifo Business Climate Index to hold near six-year high in April A mild pullback projected for the April update for UK CBI Industrial Trends Survey Chicago Fed National Activity Index ...
Judging by media, blogosphere, and Wall Street reports in recent weeks, it’s tempting to assume that the so-called soft economic data – surveys of spending plans, expectations, etc. ...