Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lowered Holiday Spending Forecasts – Gallup

Consumer psychology is highly fluid and data dependent, so don’t be confused by the following conflicting responses. U.S. consumers now estimate they will spend $704 on Christmas gifts this season, down from their $786 average prediction in October. Americans’ latest … Continue reading

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U.S. Equity Mutual Fund Flows

  It is hard to find a more real-time quantitative indicator of the retail investor than mutual fund flows. ¬†After five years of very strong US equity market performance, the so-called “mom-and-pop” investors are beginning to view equity investments in … Continue reading

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