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📑 Research Notes for 2020-12-21
This week, we look at the economic recovery, the steepening yield curve, and investors' underweight in cash.
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How the Economy Is Actually Doing, in 9 Charts.
(New York Times)
The New York Times asked economists and experts with a variety of backgrounds how they would measure the state of the economy now and what indicators they thought were often overlooked. Here are the measures they suggested.
US Treasury Yield Curve Steepens To 3-Year High.
(The Capital Speculator)
The Federal Reserve is widely expected to reaffirm its ultra-dovish monetary policy in today’s FOMC meeting and the futures market continues to price the odds of a rate hike at 0% deep into 2021. But real-world conditions in government bond trading are hinting, if only on the margins, that a post zero-forever world may not be forever after all.
Investors Are Underweight Cash, First Time Since 2013.
(All Star Charts)
We’re looking at the percentage of investors who say they’re overweight on cash at any given time, all the way back to 2001. But what it’s really showing is that a net percentage of investors are actually underweight cash.
Curated by Joseph Lu, CFA®
Joseph has over a decade of experience as an investment professional, primarily in quantitative analysis and portfolio management roles. He is the founder and managing director of Conscious Capital Advisors and a CFA® Charterholder. The CFA charter is a globally respected, graduate-level investment credential by the CFA Institute, a global association of more than 90,000 investment professionals working in over 133 countries.
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