The United States: The spread between US households’ views on “current conditions” and “future expectations” is highly elevated. Are we approaching peak levels (usually a precursor to an economic slowdown)?
China: Here is a comparison of China’s market capitalization with Japan.
Cryptocurrency: How do cryptocurrency transaction speeds compare to other payment platforms?
Equity Markets: The “trade war” portfolio has done quite well.
Emerging Markets: Investors increasingly discriminate among EM stocks based on fundamentals (such as twin deficits).
Food for Thought: How Americans planned to spend their tax refund dollars this year:
Edited by Joseph Cohen
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