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Tim Shirata

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Here’s what emerging markets need to see in order for 2019 to be their year to shine: Growth accelerating after the deceleration in global growth that occurred in the latter part of...
On October 4, we provided a brief summary of the Brexit negotiations -- the talks between the UK and the European Union over how the UK will depart the EU, following a referendum of its citizens in...
Let’s start with a review of U.S. and global economic, trade, finance, and banking outlooks. The U.S.: Bullish economics, very strong. Trade negotiations not a lasting problem. Europe: Neutral....
Buybacks Are Back
By Tim Shirata - May 21, 2018
We have noted before that a great deal of performance of the long bull market that began in March, 2009 can be attributed to the demand for stocks created by companies that are buying their own stock...
A week ago, we read an interesting piece in Bloomberg: “LIBOR Refuses To Die, Setting Up $370 Trillion Benchmark Battle.” Readers may be familiar with the LIBOR -- the “London...
The U.S. and global market selloff that began in late January was preceded by a rapid rise in U.S. treasury bond yields. Rates on 10-year U.S. Treasuries reached 2.95% on January 21; as of this...
If an impending trade war is about to create havoc for emerging markets, someone forgot to tell investors. Emerging-market equity inflows have continued apace since the specter of a trade war emerged...
In March, we noted to investors that when looking at potential ways to invest for an infrastructure boom, they shouldn’t neglect U.S. specialty and commodity chemical companies. We pointed out...
Since the beginning of the year, we have been letting readers know that we expected greater volatility in 2018. Such calm predictions are easy to make before the volatility has arrived. Once it has...
Last week, several major news outlets reported that detailed data harvested from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) had been pressed into service by political consultancy firms under questionable circumstances. The...