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CB Leading Economic Index: Softer Economic Conditions Ahead

Advisor Perspectives

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) decreased in April to its lowest level since April 2020. Overall, the LEI continues to signal softer economic conditions lay ahead for the U.S. The index fell 0.6% from last month to 101.8.

Economics 124
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1st Quarter 2024 Economic And Market Outlook: Potential Increased Volatility, Threats To Economic Growth, And Equity Markets

Nerd's Eye View

Yet, by taking a measured look at factors driving economic activity and influencing behavior, advisors can help clients face risks they can't control and (hopefully) position themselves to take advantage of opportunities as they develop. Meanwhile, a smorgasbord of potential risks threatens economic growth's "soft landing" narrative.

Economics 173

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MiB: Ed Hyman on Using Economic Data Opportunistically

The Big Picture

He heads Evercore ISI’s economic research team. During his career, Hyman has been ranked as #1 in economics an unprecedented 43 consecutive times by Institutional Investor’s poll of investors. Ed Hyman’s favorite books The post MiB: Ed Hyman on Using Economic Data Opportunistically appeared first on The Big Picture.

Economics 164
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Coming Shift in Global Economic Power?

The Big Picture

Visualizing the Coming Shift in Global Economic Power (2006-2036p). I never know what to make of these grand extrapolations but submitted for your approval… The post Coming Shift in Global Economic Power? Source: Visual Capitalist. appeared first on The Big Picture.

Economics 281
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Navigating Financial Storms: Strategies for Building Resilient Balance Sheets

Speaker: Carolina Aponte - Owner and CEO, Caja Holdings LLC

By implementing these strategies, companies can build a resilient balance sheet that can weather economic storms and position themselves for long-term success. Additionally, companies need to adopt a long-term perspective and engage in rigorous financial planning to identify potential risks and opportunities.

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RecessionAlert Weekly Leading Economic Index

Advisor Perspectives

The weekly leading economic index (WLEI) is a composite for the U.S economy that draws from over 20 time-series and groups them into the following six broad categories which are then used to construct an equally weighted average.

Economics 118
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Economic Momentum

Alpha Architect

Economic Momentum was originally published at Alpha Architect. Strong empirical evidence demonstrates that momentum (both cross-sectional and time-series) provides information on the cross-section of returns of many risk assets and has generated alpha relative to existing asset pricing models.

Economics 105