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Business cycle update: PMIs continue to leap higher, but so do prices (i.e. inflation)

Every month provides a mountain of data points, however as our regular readers would know, some are more important than ot...

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Macro in a Minute: Consumer Confidence spikes higher in the US. Why do we care ?

The latest US Consumer Confidence report was just released by the Conference Board, and it was an absolute cracker. The he...

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Global infrastructure update

Global infrastructure markets During the March 2021 quarter global infrastructure securities (AUD hedged +5.1%; unhedged +...

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Australian & global property market update

Australian and global property markets In the March quarter 2021 Australian property securities lost ground (S&P/ASX 3...

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Global update: month in review

The monthly summary of global markets, movements, and recent data (Month in Review) is now available. It provides concise,...

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Update of business cycle and forward model: PMIs keep ripping

The monthly PMI numbers for March (reported in early April) have come and gone, and its been nothing short of extraordinar...

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COVID winners face higher expectations in 2021

The rotation out of growth into value sectors continued over the March quarter as the economic recovery began to materiali...

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Strategy: blockbuster data prints show huge growth impetus but also inflation pressures

The data points out in the past week have been nothing short of spectacular. If you are a follower of the business cycle (...

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Macro in a Minute: Consumer confidence surges

Every month sees an avalanche of economic data and surveys, and whilst they all play their own small part in the tapestry ...

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