Archives for November, 2023

  1. November 27, 2023

    I should never doubt the US Consumer.  If you believed the recent Consumer Confidence Survey, the US Consumer should have been holding onto their pocketbooks this shopping season.  Consumer Confidence is incredibly low according to the survey by the University of… More >>

  2. November 20, 2023

    I concluded two weeks in SE Asia, simultaneously digesting incoming data from the United States and watching real-time economics play out in Asia. Macroeconomic themes that I saw play out firsthand: The property market slowdown in China. Slower luxury goods consumption… More >>

  3. November 13, 2023

    I write this post from Hong Kong, my first trip back to Asia post the pandemic. The opportunity to visit with large capital allocators including our friends at JPMorgan and witness China’s largest single shopping day of the year on November 11th provided a great backdrop… More >>

  4. November 6, 2023

    The recent jobs report should give some reprieve to the Fed’s rapid rate increase cycle. The U.S. economy added 150,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate rose to 3.9%. On a revised basis, job growth is now averaging 204,000 over the last 3 months compared to the… More >>