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Macro Team

The Week Ahead

The Economic Data calendar for the week of the 1st of September through the 5th of September is full of critical releases and events.  Attached below is a snapshot of some of the headline numbers that we will be focused on.


The Week Ahead - 08.29.14 Week Ahead



We’re seeing 3Q growth estimates come down today (again) alongside soft consumer spending data in July. 


Real consumer spending declined the most in 6 months to start 3Q, decelerating on both a 1Y and 2Y basis with softness ubiquitous across Services, Durables and Nondurables.  Notably, the savings rate ticked up to 5.7% - the highest level in 18 months.


In short, while the income-savings dynamics are shifting favorably for forward consumption, in the immediate/intermediate term (& inclusive of today’s negative growth revision), we think consensus estimates -  which remain laughably linear – need to come in further.


#Q3Slowing - PCE   RS MoM


#Q3Slowing - consumer spending YoY


#Q3Slowing - Chart of the Day




Christian B. Drake


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Cartoon of the Day: Fightin' Words

Takeaway: Don't look now (if you're in the macro consensus) but the 10-Year is at 2.33%.

Cartoon of the Day: Fightin' Words - Fightin  Words 08.29.2014

Macro Consensus Remains Royally Flummoxed Over Epic Move in Treasuries

Takeaway: Macro consensus still doesn’t get it.

The UST 10YR Yield of 2.34% drives our Best Macro Idea (TLT) to a +17.2% gain for 2014 (and that’s pre dividends, the absolute return is even better). We can’t understand why macro consensus still doesn’t get the rate of return on slow-growth vs. Russell 2000 which is 0.0% YTD.


Watching too much TV, perhaps?


Macro Consensus Remains Royally Flummoxed Over Epic Move in Treasuries - TLT Chart

Restaurant Sector Valuation

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  1. Mixed results for restaurant stocks in August as valuations fluctuated by segment.  Coffee and sandwich stocks had multiple expansion during the month, while casual dining and fast casual had multiple contraction.  Valuations for family dining, fine dining and pizza stocks largely remained flat month over month.
  2. Fast casual continues to be the most richly valued segment of the restaurant industry, although a significant decline in previously high-flying NDLS has recently hampered the overall category.
  3. Multiple expansion in the coffee category was led by strength at KKD and the recent surge in THI’s stock following the announcement of its merger with BKW.

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Casual dining category

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Coffee category

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family dining category

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fast casual category

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fine dining category

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Restaurant Sector Valuation - 155

Pizza category

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Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.


Howard Penney

Managing Director


Fred Masotta


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