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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.

Donald Trump is set to become the 45th President of the United States today at 12 noon Eastern and he will inherit an economy that’s expanding at a moderate pace, based on available data ...
The Treasury market’s implied inflation forecast via 10-year yields touched 2.0% on Wednesday (January 18) for the first time in more than two years as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave an...
The ECB press conference will be widely watched after the pop in EU inflation US jobless claims should stick close to a 43-year low in today’s weekly update US housing starts are headed for a ...
Can you distinguish alpha from beta? Child’s play, right? Measure an investment portfolio against a relevant benchmark and, voila, all is clear. But as a new paper reminds, analyzing risk and ...
No change is expected for UK unemployment but the claimant count could rise The UK has proved more resilient than expected in the wake of the Brexit vote US consumer inflation is projected to rise to ...
How much lower would the world’s poverty rate be if Warren Buffett’s skills in identifying value in the corporate sphere had evaporated decades ago? How many fewer families living hand to ...
Headline UK consumer inflation should hit a two-year high for December The falling pound is partly behind the upward momentum in pricing German business sentiment is on track to rise again in the ZEW ...
Commodities led the way higher last week among the major assets classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Close behind: emerging-market stocks, the number-two total-return performer for the...
Uncertainty about Brexit details will continue to weigh on sterling Encouraging economic news for the Eurozone has lifted the euro lately The Turkish lira’s downward spiral has yet to run its ...
Ben Carlson at Ritholtz Asset Management reminds us that backtesting offers no shortcuts to investment nirvana. As he correctly points out, there are numerous shortcomings in the art/science of ...