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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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    EU Economic sentiment came in slightly higher than expected (103.8 vs 103.6) while consumer confidence (-5.5) as well as industrial (-3) confidence were as forecast.
  • Article / Yesterday at 5:00 GMT

    3 Numbers: Eurozone business sentiment stumbles, US jobless, US homes

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Eurozone business sentiment stumbles, US jobless, US homes
    Any signs of slower growth is a risk factor for Europe and if today's Eurozone business sentiment shows a fall, it will be a timely reminder that Europe's recovery will be gradual. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, expectations are for an upbeat outlook in today's jobless claims data, while the recent strength in pending home sales is set to continue.
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  • Article / Wednesday at 7:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Will USD hold the line?

    Consulting Editor / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: Will USD hold the line?
    Yesterday's rally in USDJPY put the greenback in focus, with last Friday's CPI print putting a spring in its step for this week's session. The move, however, remains data-dependent and today's retail and housing prints will doubtlessly provide direction.
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  • Article / 21 May 2015 at 4:59 GMT

    3 Numbers: Greece haunts Eurozone, Chicago Fed Index, US manufacturing

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Greece haunts Eurozone, Chicago Fed Index, US manufacturing
    Europe's recovery will endure – that's a view that’s expected to be reaffirmed in today’s preliminary estimates of business survey data for the manufacturing and services sectors, but there's still the spectre of Greece. Meanwhile across the Atlantic, the odds don't look convincing for a solid revival in the April to June quarter.
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  • Article / 20 May 2015 at 5:11 GMT

    3 Numbers: BoE minutes to provide clarity, US mortgages, 10-Year yield

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: BoE minutes to provide clarity, US mortgages, 10-Year yield
    Today's minutes from the Bank of England's last monetary policy meeting will be widely read as the market looks for perspective around what could be a new phase of challenges for the central bank. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, questions are being raised about the housing market following a string of weak reports – despite the pace of new residential construction rebounding sharply in April, while the 10-year yield is likely to stick to a tight range until fresh macro data provides a clearer forecast.
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    20 May
    fxtime fxtime
    Housing construction and completions are in a time lag as the duration of time to construct, transact a sale process and eventual moving ''in'' date often produces...
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