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The Morning Call--Expensive Markets Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Dec. 08, 2020 9:18 AM ETBF.A, BF.B
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The Morning Call


The Market


Monday in the charts. Notable, despite being up on the day, the long bond closed below the lower boundary of its very short term uptrend, negating that trend, meaning higher rates ahead.

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The puzzle of low interest rates.

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The Economy


Month to date retail chain store sales grow fell dramatically from the prior week.

October consumer credit grew $7.2 billion versus estimates of +$16 billion.

Consumer Credit Misses Badly As Americans Unexpectedly Pay Down Credit Card Debt In October

Q3 nonfarm productivity increased 4.6% versus consensus of up 4.9%; unit labor costs fell 6.6% versus -8.9%.


The October Japanese leading economic indicators came in at 93.8 versus expectations of 93.2; household spending was up 2.1% versus +1.0%; cash earnings declined 0.8% versus -0.6%; Q3 final GDP growth was 5.3% versus 5.0% with capital spending down 2.4% versus -3.2%.

October German industrial production was up 3.2% versus projections of up 1.6%; December economic sentiment came in at 55.0 versus 45.5.

Q3 EU employment rose 1.0% versus forecasts of +0.9%; GDP growth was 12.5% versus +12.6%; December economic sentiment was reported at 54.4 versus 32.0


Bracing for Brexit’s financial shock.

London Braces For Brexit's Financial Shockwave

The Fed

BIS issues warning solvency issues are growing.


Fiscal Policy

Indiscriminate stimulus is absurd (must read).

Indiscriminate Stimulus in a Pandemic Is Absurd | National Review

Bottom line. Expensive markets are more dangerous than you think.

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Are you a permabear?

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News on Stocks in Our Portfolios

Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B): FQ2 GAAP EPS of $0.50 misses by $0.02.

Revenue of $985M (-0.4% Y/Y) beats by $17.24M.

What I am reading today

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