Reassessing the 2019-nCov implications
Recent developments suggest that the spread of the virus might continue around the world before we see some positive newsflow resulting from quarantine measures put in place. Global financial markets have reacted strongly to rising concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus outside of China with a double dip in stocks. Market risks remain to the downside as the earnings outlook remains currently uncertain.
Inflation out of control? You might expect to see an inflation chart like this in an emerging market, but this is happening in the 5th largest economy in the world.
The almighty (and confusing) US consumer. US economic health is intricately tied to consumer behaviour with personal consumption accounting for ~70% of GDP. Predicting whether or not Americans will keep opening their wallets for a new car, a night at a restaurant or a nice vacation has far reaching implications.
Pricing power is back! Inflation remains top of mind for investors but has filtered through to Main Street. This chart from Macrobond Financial shows that more companies are planning to raise prices than at any time in the last twenty years.