In this excerpt from our Short Caterpillar Black Book presentation held on August 4, 2016, Hedgeye Industrials analyst Jay Van Sciver discusses where CAT ranks on his list of short calls.
Renowned demographer, historian and economist Neil Howe has written seventeen complimentary About Everything pieces for the Hedgeye website. The topics are as varied – from the rise of non-GAAP earnings to driverless cars, "unsafe at any speed?" – as they are thought-provoking. As always, Howe hosts a live Q&A, in which he dissects the broader implications for investors. So, in addition to all the writeups, the video replay of each online broadcast is below.
Takeaway: The Fed is hell-bent on making ETF distributors and robo-advisors out of all of us. Who will fight back against such tyranny?
The divergence between asset prices and their fundamentals is only matched by the divergence between sentiment among active managers and all-time highs in the SPY.
The latest ICI data show that a net $26B was pulled out of long-term, US-focused stock mutual funds in the week-ended August 3rd. ICI has now recorded 23 straight weeks of outflows from these funds, for a total of ~$100B. It compares this to the $170.7B that left such funds for all of 2015. In the past 17 months, ICI has recorded only four weeks of net inflows for such funds. The Fed is hell-bent on making ETF distributors and robo-advisors out of all of us.
Who will fight back against such tyranny?
Editor's Note: The snippet above is from a note written by the Hedgeye Macro team and sent to subscribers this morning. Click here to learn more.
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Takeaway: A closer look at global macro market developments.
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Editor's Note: Below is a brief excerpt and chart from today's Early Look written by Hedgeye Director of Research Daryl Jones. Click here to learn more.
"... As we've highlighted in the Chart of the Day, productivity, which is a proxy for the goods and services produced each hour by Americans, has now declined for three straight quarters. As the chart shows, productivity declined both sequentially and year-over-year. This was also the first time since 1979 that productivity has declined for three quarters in a row."
In this brief HedgeyeTV video, Hedgeye Potomac Senior Energy Policy analyst Joe McMonigle explains why Saudi Arabia and Iran will once again dash OPEC oil production “freeze” discussions.
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