Our team looks at a lot of research throughout each day. A few charts that caught our eye this week, and how they help fill the puzzle of evidence:


John Luke: Inflation was the topic of the week, its death may have been greatly exaggerated


Data as of 09.14.2022


and we saw broad price rises outside of energy prices


Source: B of A as of 09.14.2022


John Luke: From a headline standpoint, the bar for year-over-year increases gets pretty high after next month


Data as of 09.09.2022


Brad: but despite commodity prices falling from highs, they’re still quite elevated vs. recent years


Source: Strategas as of 09.13


John Luke: Post-CPI, markets have bumped future rate expectations higher


Data as of 09.13.2022


John Luke: but don’t expect banks to be friendly with the money market rates they offer


Data as of 09.09.2022


Brad: Consensus earnings estimates are following their usual pattern of rising early and fading late


Source: Strategas as of 09.09.2022


Brad: but corporations are jumping out in front of the forthcoming buyback tax


Source: Strategas as of 09.13.2022


Dave: International markets face some stiff headwinds with the strength in the US Dollar


Source: Strategas as of 09.09.2022


Joseph: and there are a handful of countries with a huge % of loans resetting higher


Source: Bloomberg as of 09.12.2022


John Luke: Based on current inflation rates, expansion of P/E multiples seems off the table


Source: Shiller PE as of 9.13.22


Brad: but maybe stocks aren’t the most expensive asset class for US investors?


Source: Strategas 09.09.2022





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