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This Week In Hedgeye Cartoons

Our cartoonist Bob Rich captures the tenor on Wall Street every weekday in Hedgeye's widely-acclaimed Cartoon of the Day. Below are his five latest cartoons. We hope you enjoy his humor and wit as filtered through Hedgeye's market insights. (Click here to receive our daily cartoon for free.)

 

Enjoy!

 

1. The Writing On The Wall (5/27/2016)

This Week In Hedgeye Cartoons - Bull case cartoon May 2016

 

With a "0" in front of GDP and S&P 500 earnings growth -8.5% year-over-year, the writing is on the wall for investors.

 

2. Piggy Banks (5/26/2016)

This Week In Hedgeye Cartoons - Financials cartoon May 2016

 

Our Macro team's favorite sector short, Financials (XLF), is the second worst performing S&P sector year-to-date at down -0.7%.

 

3. Incredulity (5/25/2016)

This Week In Hedgeye Cartoons - Long incredulity cartoon 05.25.2016

 

A sign of the times.

 

4. Atlas (5/24/2016)

This Week In Hedgeye Cartoons - growth cartoon 05.24.2016

 

Global growth continues to surprise Macro consensus to the downside.

 

5. The Hourglass (5/23/2016)

This Week In Hedgeye Cartoons - hour glass cartoon

 

The central planning #BeliefSystem is breaking down. 


The Week Ahead

The Economic Data calendar for the week of the 30th of May through the 3rd of June is full of critical releases and events. Here is a snapshot of some of the headline numbers that we will be focused on.

 

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The Week Ahead - 05.27.16 Week Ahead


A Few Brief Thoughts On Janet Yellen's Speech Today

Takeaway: The probability is rising that Janet makes her 2nd policy mistake (raising into a slow-down) in 8 months.

A Few Brief Thoughts On Janet Yellen's Speech Today - rate hike cartoon 12.04.2015

 

I just spent the last 30 minutes in the car listening to maybe the most complacent recap of Fed forecasting risk yet. Today Janet sounded as hawkish as she's been (mainly because her assessment of the economy is as off as it's been). Here's what she said:

 

“It’s appropriate, and I’ve said this in the past I think, for the Fed to gradually and cautiously increase our overnight interest rate over time, and probably in the coming months such a move would be appropriate."

 

In other words, the probability is rising that Janet makes her 2nd policy mistake (raising into a slow-down) in 8 months. 

 

You go rate hike pro – you go.

 

A Few Brief Thoughts On Janet Yellen's Speech Today - Rate hike cartoon 11.30.2015

 

The biggest risk to both markets and the country remains the Fed's forecast. With a "0" in front of GDP and S&P earnings growth down -8.5% y/y, should the Federal Reserve raise rates in June? 

 

I'll let you be the judge of that but consider this: If the US Government used the Fed's prefered measure of inflation, US GDP would have been NEGATIVE in Q1.

  

If you didn't listen to Hedgeye and sold on the last policy (hike) mistake in December, you're being advised to listen now.

 


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Hillary's Headache... Trump's Triumph... & Why $50 Oil Creates Tension At Next Week's OPEC Meeting

Takeaway: Hillary's Headache, Trump Triumphs; Bernie v. Donald?; OPEC

Hillary's Headache... Trump's Triumph... & Why $50 Oil Creates Tension At Next Week's OPEC Meeting - capital brief

 

Editor's Note: Below is a brief excerpt from Hedgeye Potomac Chief Political Strategist JT Taylor's Capital Brief sent to institutional clients each morning. For more information on how you can access our institutional research please email sales@hedgeye.com.

HILLARY’S HEADACHES:

Hillary's Headache... Trump's Triumph... & Why $50 Oil Creates Tension At Next Week's OPEC Meeting - hillary clinton 44

 

The State Department’s IG released an in-depth report regarding Hillary Clinton’s controversial email use when she was Secretary of State. The report comes as Clinton continues to struggle with trust and favorability numbers. Although Clinton did not break any laws, it’s clear that she didn’t follow the rules. Despite her confidence moving forward, the controversy will continue to saddle her throughout her campaign - and if that doesn’t give one a big enough headache - the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation that could result in the DOJ pressing formal charges.  Did you hear that roar coming from Trump Tower?

TRUMP TRIUMPHS:

Hillary's Headache... Trump's Triumph... & Why $50 Oil Creates Tension At Next Week's OPEC Meeting - trump 7

 

Well, it’s official. Donald J. Trump is the official Republican nominee garnering enough delegates to secure his spot on the ballot come November. Although Trump has surpassed the amount of delegates needed to win the nomination outright, look for Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Governor John Kasich to play roles in this year’s convention agenda as they attempt to leverage their respective delegates.

THE BERN V. THE DONALD:

Another primary debate is the last thing this country needs, but what if it’s between two diametrically opposed candidates (with a few exceptions) - one who has his nomination locked up and the other who doesn’t and won’t?  Sure, we’ll tune in. Bernie and the Donald are considering debating each other on the main stage ahead of the CA primary on June 7.  Now for two minutes ponder all of the issues that will come to the fore. In our opinion, Sanders has an opportunity to inflict more damage given that “he’ll do everything to defeat Donald Trump” hence softening him up for Hillary - or will it backfire and end up hurting her?

Why $50 Oil Creates Tension At Next Week's OPEC Meeting

Oil bulls are no doubt pleased that oil passed the $50 threshold on Thursday but the recent rally may create tension at the June 2 OPEC meeting. Our colleague Joe McMonigle departs tonight for Vienna to attend various pre-meeting salons and the meeting on Thursday. Joe will write notes from Vienna and hold a client call on Wednesday, June 1 to provides the latest updates.

 

While the rally is certainly welcome news for many OPEC members, Joe believes the Saudis see the price rebound as premature serving as a lifeline for US shale production. Stay tuned for daily reports on OPEC week in Vienna from Hedgeye in the bullets.


Cartoon of the Day: The Writing On The Wall

Cartoon of the Day: The Writing On The Wall - Bull case cartoon May 2016

 

With a "0" in front of GDP and S&P 500 earnings growth -8.5% year-over-year, the writing is on the wall for investors.


The Good Stuff: Reports and News Articles you May Have Missed This Week

Takeaway: The best of the best: our favorite reading material from the week of May 23rd.

Welcome to the long weekend! Need a little poolside media? Below is our list of the week's most interesting articles on healthcare and a little Maren Morris to rock you through them.

 

Clinical Labs

Stealth Research and Theranos, JAMA, May 18, 2016

 

Drugs

Long-dreaded Superbug Found in Human and Animal in US, Phenomena, May 26, 2016

 

Health Care Services:  

Memorial Sloan Kettering is blown away by response to Humans of New York's campaign, Crains, May 20, 2016

Moving Patient Payment Upfront, Modern Healthcare, May 21, 2016

Veterans Affairs Health Care System is trying a partnership with CVS to offer urgent care to vets, Healthcare Finance News, May 25, 2016 <CVS>

Medicare boss is spearheading changes to the way doctors get paid, San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2016

 

Health Care IT

The IT holy grail remains out of policymakers' hands, Modern Healthcare, May 26, 2016 <ATHN> <CERN>

Health care payment auditing company goes public, Modern Healthcare, May 26, 2016 <COTV>

 

Insurance

Anthem and Cigna privately bicker as they seek merger approval, WSJ, May 22, 2016 <ATHM> <CI>

Uninsurance Rates and the Affordable Care Act, May 23, 2016 Health Affairs <All Insurers>

 

Random Miscellany

Sorry, There's Nothing Magical About Breakfast, NYT, May 23, 2016

 

Shameless Sell Promotion

REPLAY: Post-Acute Providers - A Review of Major Regulatory Trends, May 27, 2016

Hillary's Headache, Trump Triumphs; Bernie v. Donald?, May 27, 2016

UPDATE: CMS's Part B Drug Demo Sidelined 'til 2019, May 24, 2016

ATHN | BMS FAMILY HEALTH, AUSTIN PHYSICIAN ALLIANCE AND UNITY MEDICAL SURGICAL HOSPITAL, May 24, 2016

 

A very Happy Friday and, as we so infrequently get to say, Happy Monday too. Let's remember the people that fought the good fight. Can I get a Hallelujah?

 

 

 

 

 

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