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Stock Market’s Demise has been Called by Pundits

February 3rd, 2017|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives|

The demise of the stock market has been called by pundits for almost a year with different reasons cited; an earnings recession, a real recession, expectations of declining margins, Chinese yuan depreciation, rising Donald Trump polls, Brexit, Trump’s win, valuation metrics, upcoming European elections, […]

The U.S. has enjoyed a good six year run in asset prices

October 30th, 2015|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, The Big Picture|

The U.S. has enjoyed a good six year run in asset prices; simultaneously, the global economy has had anemic economic growth that has perpetually caused concern: this is not the time to increase risk. Some have likened the last several years to a Goldilocks economy, not too hot and not too cold; if so, it […]

The domestic economy is much closer to normal

June 30th, 2015|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, The Big Picture|

The domestic economy is much closer to normal that it has been in the last five years. With expectations that the U.S. economy will grow 3% in the second half, Greece’s immediate uncertainty behind us, Cuban and Iranian détentes winding their way through the political process, and little damage done by Chinese stock gyrations, there […]

In the US and euro area a number of global bourses hit all-time highs

March 30th, 2015|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, The Big Picture|

In the US and euro area a number of global bourses hit all-time highs in the first quarter. Europe led the pack, as sovereign quantitative easing (QE) was a catalyst to unlock value. Not only are euro area equities (particularly export and real estate related sectors) finally responding to a cheapened euro and zero interest […]

After a two-month spring reprieve, markets again turned choppy

April 30th, 2008|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, The Big Picture|

After a two-month spring reprieve from a brutal 2008 start, markets again turned choppy. Defensive investors are contemplating potential summer surprises for the global capital markets. Commodity exporters such as Canada, Australia, Brazil, Russia and the OPEC nations continue their strong economic spurt as rising commodity prices make their oil and mining resources ever more […]