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Biography
James Picerno is a freelance journalist/analyst who specializes in macroeconomics and investment strategy, including asset allocation, related academic research, and the analysis of ETFs, ETNs and mutual funds. Picerno is the author of Nowcasting The Business Cycle: A Practical Guide For Spotting Business Cycle Peaks Ahead Of The Crowd (2014); and Dynamic Asset Allocation: Modern Portfolio Theory Updated For The Smart Investor (Bloomberg Press, 2010). He also edits The Capital Spectator (CapitalSpectator.com), a finance/economics blog that’s been quoted by a range of news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and others. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications over the years, including The Atlantic, Financial Advisor, BankRate.com, and HorsesMouth.com. Picerno has been writing about finance and macroeconomics since the early 1990s at Bloomberg, Dow Jones and other media groups before becoming an independent writer/analyst/consultant in 2008.

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  • Article / Yesterday at 7:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Stocks retreat after Trump's Obamacare defeat

    Saxo Bank
    Norway
    Morning Markets: Stocks retreat after Trump's Obamacare defeat
    Asia-Pacific equities retreated on Monday following losses by US stocks on Friday after the Trump administration was dealt a blow by failure in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Bonds and gold rose in a flight to safety. Oil prices fell after a meeting of Opec and non-Opec producers in Kuwait caused confusion by leaving it to an expert committee to decide on a possible extension of production cuts.
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  • Article / Yesterday at 5:01 GMT

    3 Numbers: Eurozone's household lending set to rise again

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Eurozone's household lending set to rise again
    Today’s survey figures from Ifo will reaffirm that Germany’s economy is still humming along while upward momentum is also expected for private lending in the Eurozone. Meanwhile, an increase in Brazil's consumer sentiment data will provide cover for predicting the country will turn the corner this year.
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  • Article / Thursday at 6:00 GMT

    3 Numbers: UK retail sales set to strengthen in February

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: UK retail sales set to strengthen in February
    UK retail sales are in focus with today’s update set to take another step towards the reflation narrative. Spending is expected to rise 0.4% in February compared with the previous month. Meanwhile, consumer confidence in the Eurozone is on track to edge up while the Mexican peso’s bullish trend rolls on.
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  • Article / Wednesday at 8:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Trump trade fortress breached

    Managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: Trump trade fortress breached
    The Trump trade has sustained markets for more than four months, but after a sharp slide in the major indices on Wall St, Asia has followed suit and investors are taking fright. A failure Thursday to see through the repeal of Obamacare will have far-reaching implications.
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  • Article / 20 March 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Dollar losing streak extends

    Managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: Dollar losing streak extends
    Dollar's losing streak has extended for the fourth day in a row as a turbulent press conference between the two foremost leaders of the western world unveiled the divisions that lie between the protectionist agenda of president Donald Trump and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
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  • Article / 20 March 2017 at 5:52 GMT

    3 Numbers: Will 10-year Treasury yield keep falling this week?

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Will 10-year Treasury yield keep falling this week?
    Today's Eurozone Labour Cost Index for the final quarter of last year should tick up to 1.6%, its strongest pace since Q1, 2016. But that doesn't mean the ECB is losing control of inflation. Meanwhile in the US, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index is on track to reflect stronger economic growth in February. And the 10-year Treasury yield slipped after last week’s Federal Reserve rate hike.
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