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The American Shopping Mall, at 62, Not Quite Ready for Retirement
With consumer confidence near 18-year highs, are we simply witnessing a shift in how consumers buy things? Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on May 16, 2018
U.S. Expansion is Now the Second Longest in the Post-War Era
This month, the current U.S. expansion reaches the 107-month mark, making it the second longest business cycle expansion in the... Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on May 9, 2018
Brazil—Breath of Fresh Air Before the Plunge?
While there are many promising trends, they rest upon the outcome of the country’s looming elections. Read More
Tom S. Camargo
on Apr 19, 2018
As Housing Market Recovery Continues, Headwinds are Building
Home builders are facing soaring input costs, both for materials and labor. On top of that, rising interest rates will dampen... Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Apr 17, 2018
Can Facebook Rebound from Its Recent Glut of Bad Press?
How will the social media giant's recent woes be reflected in analyst ratings? Read More
Carmine DiCesare
on Apr 12, 2018
How Would Retaliatory Tariffs from China Impact The U.S. Economy?
In response to the new U.S. tariffs, China has indicated that they would impose retaliatory tariffs on $3 billion of U.S.... Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Mar 26, 2018
Last Year's Economic Momentum Projected to Continue into 2018
What are individual and consensus forecasts projecting for global economic growth for 2018? Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Mar 21, 2018
The Impact of Tariffs on Foreign Steel Producers and Their U.S. Customers
In order to understand the potential market and economic impact, we looked at non-U.S. steel manufacturers, their U.S.... Read More
Samantha Cheong
on Mar 14, 2018
The U.S. Is Poised to Take Over as the World’s Largest Oil Producer
A combination of policy and production surges may give the U.S. the edge in 2018. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Mar 13, 2018
Challenges Ahead for the U.S. Auto Industry
For all of 2017, auto retailers saw a 5% year-over-year increase in dollar sales; this was up from 2016’s 4% growth. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Feb 12, 2018
What Would a Transfer of Power from Baby Boomers to Generation X Look Like?
Generation X holds fewer than 10% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies, but the generation's influence is growing. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Feb 6, 2018
Is the Financial Market Becoming a "Global Brain?"
More importantly, could human activity become subjugated to a collectively intelligent artificial organism? Read More
Henri Waelbroeck
on Jan 31, 2018

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