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Fireside Charts: Global Earnings Halved, Housing Markets, and Are We Seeing an Emerging Market Rally?

By:BCM Investment Team | Date:Apr05, 2019 | Category: Equity, Economics, Market Highlights, Fireside Charts


Industrials, Financials, and Consumer Discretionary are expected to lead sector earnings for the rest of the year. Global economic data momentum has deteriorated to multi-year lows. In Europe, the February German factory orders report was sobering. An example of how data sets can mislead: we refute the claim that Tokyo housing prices have barely budged since the beginning of this century. Finally, we are crossing our fingers on Emerging Market data.


1. Earnings broken out by sector.


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Source: SSGA, as of 4/5/19



2. SSGA's Earnings estimates. They have been more than halved in the last 6 months...


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Source: SSGA, as of 4/5/19



3. A nice summary of what we have outlined for the last year or so...


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Source: Citigroup, as of 4/5/19



4. Have the emerging markets economies turned the corner? March data has them on the mend...


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Source: Markit, as of 4/4/19



5. A $64,000 question...


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Source: FactSet, as of 4/5/19



6. A classic example of how data sets and figures can mislead. Tokyo has been stagnant because of what happened in the 15 years prior...


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Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices, as of 4/4/19



7. Sigh...

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Source: WSJ Daily Shot, as of 4/5/19



8. The German consumer (Domestic) is still ok, it is the lack of foreign trade that is choking manufacturing....


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Source: Oxford Economics, as of 4/3/19



9. Tariffs at work?


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Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics, as of 4/4/19







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