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Weekly Perspectives

Lessons on Labor and Consumption from the City Beautiful

Tourists from all over the world come to spend their money in Orlando, whether it is to brush shoulders with the mouse or to take advantage of the area’s substantial discount shopping offerings. For years I’ve been getting a feel for global cycles by asking the salespeople at the outlets: “Who’s shopping?”

Weekly Perspective: Revealing True Colors

In the spirit of looking beneath the surface and stripping off obfuscating layers, we approach today’s analysis of markets with an attempt to reveal its true colors. Spoiler alert: the market picture that is revealed is not as splendid as the Sistine fresco.

Weekly Perspective: Learning to Live With It

Jobs data was strong in July, showing continued healing in the U.S. labor market. Strong jobs data pushes the Fed to make a call on tapering, but it will likely try to hold off until the Fall when the backdrop is more “normal.”

Weekly Perspective: Summer Study Abroad

We are not going to go out of our depth to provide thorough country assessments, but instead, look at what the broad make-up of the indices and their relative performance can tell us about the future prospects of these non-U.S. markets.