Author Archives: Lenore Hawkins, Chief Macro Strategist

About Lenore Hawkins, Chief Macro Strategist

Lenore Hawkins serves as the Chief Macro Strategist for Tematica Research. With over 20 years of experience in finance, strategic planning, risk management, asset valuation and operations optimization, her focus is primarily on macroeconomic influences and identification of those long-term themes that create investing headwinds or tailwinds.
Retirement Plans Disappear When Parents And The Kids Return Home

Retirement Plans Disappear When Parents And The Kids Return Home

More and more Americans are finding that instead of enjoying their retirement, they are instead supporting their adult children and aging parents at the intersection of our Aging of the Population and Middle-Class Squeeze investing themes.

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While The Market Regained Some of Its Footing, It’s Shaky At Best

While The Market Regained Some of Its Footing, It’s Shaky At Best

After a brutal October, the market has managed to regain some of the ground it lost in the early days of November. But it is unusual for the S&P 500 to lose 10% or more twice in any given year. Going back roughly half a century, such double-dipping typically precedes or occurred in conjunction with a recession, (with the exception of 1987 which wasn’t much fun). Is this time different?

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October Buy-the-Dip Trick or Treat?

October Buy-the-Dip Trick or Treat?

For months we have pointed out that US stocks have been outperforming the rest of the world and we warned that this earnings season would likely be a very bumpy ride as earnings would probably be decent, but guidance would not support the market’s multiples. Our concerns have proven warranted.

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Is Now the Time to Panic?

Is Now the Time to Panic?

What we are currently seeing in the market is a symptom of a whole lot of leverage in equities that had been in rich territory at a time when, even though it is still moving along, signs abound that the economy is slowing. Is this a ‘buy the dip’ opportunity or is it just the […]

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Weekly Wrap: Are Headwinds Mounting That Could Lead Investors to Question Growth Expectations?

Weekly Wrap: Are Headwinds Mounting That Could Lead Investors to Question Growth Expectations?

Several factors could lead companies to be conservative in terms of guidance in the soon-to-arrive September quarter earnings season despite the year-over-year benefits of tax reform and continued stock buybacks. In other words, these mounting headwinds could weigh on stocks and lead investors to question growth expectations for the fourth quarter.

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