Despite rising consumer confidence, a lot of factors are plaguing the U.S. economy of late. We note that the market is currently caught between weaker-than-expected March employment data, President Donald Trump’s airstrike against Syria and new policies from Federal Reserve (‘Fed’) that have already begun to hurt investors’ sentiment.
Analyzing history as a guide to the future is riddled with caveats, but if you’re mindful of the limitations there’s a mother lode of perspective waiting to be mined in the cause of modeling relationships in macro and markets. One of the more useful techniques in this corner: impulse-response (IR) simulations by way of vector autoregression (VAR) modeling. As econometric applications....More>>>
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is sticking with President Trump.
Presiding at the U.S. banking giant’s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, Dimon got an earful from investors who criticized JPMorgan’s support of the new White House administration and asked whether he would step down from Trump’s business advisory council.
Goldman Sachs thinks it’s time to pull the plug on Tesla’s stock.
David Tamberrino, an analyst at the influential Wall Street investment bank, downgraded Tesla’s stock to a “sell” rating on Monday morning. It’s pretty rare for analysts to be that negative about a high-profile company.
Tesla’s stock fell nearly 5% Monday and shares are....More>>>
Walt Disney Will Survive, The ESPN Problem is Overblown
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) stock has been one of the more notable laggards this year, trailing the Consumer Discret Sel Sect SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLY) and the broader market by a wide margin of more than 10-percentage points. DIS stock has a YTD return of -4.87% compared to a gain of 5.33% by XLY and 7.87% by the S&P 500, respectively.....More>>>