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No Rate Cuts In 2020: Same Mistake As 2018?
The Fed isn’t going to hike rates in 2020. The December meeting wasn’t that interesting as the Fed said what was expected and what it had previously said.
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Small Businesses & CEOs Differ On The Economy
Small US businesses were wildly optimistic in November as the net percentage experiencing improvements in earnings rose 10 points from October. There is a tight labor market which is causing compensation plans to increase.
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Wall Street Sees No Multiple Expansion In 2020
Wall Street is predicting a 4.3% gain in the S&P 500 in 2020. Wall Street is always positive because it wants clients to stay invested, however, this is a relatively bearish prognosis. It’s the 2nd most bearish prediction since 1998.
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Can Education & Healthcare Growth Prevent A Recession?
November job creation was really great considering how tight the labor market is.
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Jobless Claims Hit 3rd Lowest Reading Of Expansion
Potentially because of the late Thanksgiving, seasonally adjusted jobless claims fell from 213,000 to 203,000 in the week of November 30th. That’s a decline of 25,000 in the past 2 weeks.
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Very Small Firms Losing Jobs Again
The ADP report showed some weakness. Leisure and hospitality was a new source of lower growth. Professional and business has been weak for a few months. Very small firms have lost jobs for 5 out of the past 7 months.
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