Monthly Archives: March 2020

March 2020

Economic Outlook – 29 March 2020

2020-04-04T12:24:03+00:00

GENERAL: most of the data releases last week can be ignored as they are from before the spreading of the coronavirus. The data releases are in fact outdated since the economy is another place now. US In the US, beginning to be released are data incorporating the near-global shutdown of economic activity in recent weeks. [...]

Economic Outlook – 29 March 2020 2020-04-04T12:24:03+00:00

Economic Outlook – 22 March 2020

2020-04-04T12:17:55+00:00

GENERAL: most of the data releases last week can be ignored as they are from before the spreading of the coronavirus. The data releases are in fact outdated since the economy is another place now. US The government mandated closures of schools, bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters accelerated the shutdown and sent shockwaves through [...]

Economic Outlook – 22 March 2020 2020-04-04T12:17:55+00:00

Economic Outlook – 15 March 2020

2020-03-16T06:39:21+00:00

GENERAL:  Most of the data releases this week can be ignored as they are from before the spreading of the coronavirus. The data releases are in fact outdated since the economy is another place now. US Stocks suffered a week of historic losses as worries deepened about the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The [...]

Economic Outlook – 15 March 2020 2020-03-16T06:39:21+00:00

Economic Outlook – 8 March 2020

2020-03-08T11:09:59+00:00

US The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a half percentage last Tuesday, hours after a G7 teleconference in which officials vowed to coordinate policy. Other central banks cutting rates include the Bank of Canada, which also cut rates by a half percentage, and the Reserve Bank of Australia, which cut by a quarter-point. While [...]

Economic Outlook – 8 March 2020 2020-03-08T11:09:59+00:00

Economic Outlook – 1 March 2020

2020-03-01T18:10:37+00:00

US The bond market now expects almost four Fed rate cuts by the end of the year, but one might rightly wonder how lower short-term rates would alleviate supply chain disruptions and aversion to international travel. Prior to the last major financial market flare-up, in December 2018, one could make the case that short-term rates [...]

Economic Outlook – 1 March 2020 2020-03-01T18:10:37+00:00