On July 31st, The Federal Reserve (Fed) cut rates for the first time since 2008. In the immediate aftermath of this cut, the U.S. Dollar strengthened.
For the first time in 20 years, markets will have to survive without support from central banks.
In this year���s Holiday Eye on the Market, Michael records a note to his spouse on her father, the 2020 US Presidential election, and what might be the widest ideological divide in 100 years.
In today���s special issue Eye on the Market, Michael takes a close look at the question of rising committed and unspent capital in private equity, and implications for investors.
In this month���s podcast, Michael looks at the midterms: GOP gains in the Senate, an historic loss in the House given economic and market conditions, and what it means for investors.
The food fight between the President and the Fed Chair could result in too much easing, and the expansion of valuations beyond sustainable levels. The other food fight: leveraged loan issuers vs buyers. Issuers are winning this fight hands down due.
In this Eye on the Market, Michael provides an update on the credit risk of US states based on their unfunded pension and retiree healthcare obligations.
Trade barriers, once constructed, are not easy to remove and their implementation is likely provide a slower backdrop for financial market performance.
In this episode, Michael Cembalest takes a look at the recent tariff announcements in the context of historical tariffs since 1900.��