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Recent articles by Sam:

What if the markets are misreading the Fed

Stocks surged after last week’s Federal Reserve meeting as some experts argued that the central bank effectively “pivoted” its tone from being uber hawkish about monetary policy to being a bit dovish. → Read More

The U.S. housing market has gone cold

Low financing costs, excess savings, and a demand for more space during the pandemic fueled a frenzy in the housing market that sent home prices surging. → Read More

Inflation problems persist — no thanks to consumer resilience

We’ve discussed how Fed-sponsored market beatings would continue until we got “clear and convincing” evidence that inflation was coming down. → Read More

The U.S. is lacking a key aspect of any recession

When we were younger, there was a point when someone told us that a recession was defined as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, as measured by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). → Read More

Unconvincing price moves as the economy cools

Inflation data released last week was mixed. It certainly wasn’t the “clear and convincing” evidence of cooling prices that the Federal Reserve has been looking for. → Read More

The bad economic news that the Fed is looking for

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated the central bank’s top priority right now: Bringing down inflation. → Read More

Renewed concerns about inflation has the Fed triggered

On Monday, the S&P 500 tumbled 3.9% to close at 3,749.63. That put the index down 21.8% from its January 3 all-time closing high of 4,796.56. → Read More

Inflation: How to make sense of things while awaiting the cure

They often say that the cure for high prices is high prices. This post was originally published on → Read More

The 'too hot' jobs market has gotten a little more 'just right'

In recent weeks, we’ve watched evidence accumulate suggesting that the economic narrative is shifting toward one in which growth cools from very hot levels — but not by so much that the economy spirals into a recession. → Read More

More signs that a major shift in the economic narrative could be underway

There’s more evidence that the economic narrative could be undergoing a major shift. → Read More

A major shift in the economic narrative could be underway

The overarching narrative of the markets and economy has been one of strong demand meeting lagging supply, a dynamic that has caused inflation to surge. → Read More

Bear markets and a truth about investing

The stock market continues to trend lower. Before rallying on Friday, the S&P 500 had a closing low of 3,930.08 on Thursday, down 18.1% from its all-time closing high of 4,796.56 on January 3. → Read More

Economic strength is forcing the Fed to get more aggressive

On Tuesday, we learned U.S. employers had a record 11.5 million job openings as of March. → Read More

Believe it or not, it’s been an average year for the stock market: Morning Brief

Here's what to watch in the markets on Friday, May 6, 2022. → Read More

Warren Buffett busts a myth about Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway loaded up on stocks as stock prices fell earlier this year. On Saturday, Buffett revealed that the company bought $51.1 billion worth of stocks during the first quarter. → Read More

Why Warren Buffett has ‘never made a decision based on an economic prediction’

Here's what to watch in the markets on Friday, April 29, 2022. → Read More

Economic data hasn't just been strong — they're exceeding expectations

People have been concerned about the possibility that the economy could soon go into recession. Indeed, “recession” has been a trending topic, according to Google Search data, peaking during the week ending April 16. → Read More

Early signs that the Fed's plan might be working: Morning Brief

Here's what to watch in the markets on Friday, April 22, 2022. → Read More

The most bullish story in the stock market right now: Morning Brief

Here's what to watch in the markets on Friday, April 8, 2022. → Read More

Deutsche Bank warns of a 20% bear market in 2023

Deutsche Bank made waves on Tuesday when its economists became the first of the major Wall Street analysts to say the U.S. economy would soon go into recession. → Read More