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.
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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Mirror Mirror on the Wall – Make me Sweat!

Mirror Mirror on the Wall – Make me Sweat!

When even the owner of a gym is struggling the time for fitness, we see the market as ripe for a Disruptive Innovator. Peleton is the first major entrant into this space we see between Disruptive Innovator and the Digital Lifestyle in which those seeking fitness are able to squeeze a class into their ever […]

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Failing Infrastructure Costs Dozens Their Lives in Italy

Failing Infrastructure Costs Dozens Their Lives in Italy

August 14th dozens of people lost their lives when a bridge that was known to be structurally problematic collapsed. The U.S. is facing its own crumbling infrastructure, which could mean that experiencing tragedies like this here is only a matter of time unless Congress and the Administration make the tough decisions and focus on what needs to be fixed.

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Weekly Wrap: Markets Seesaw on the News of the Day

Weekly Wrap: Markets Seesaw on the News of the Day

The shift towards macro continues in the markets, while the record levels of corporate buybacks create a major buyer for stocks. The strength of the US Dollar continues, affecting emerging markets, which some fear could eventually affect developed markets. Consumer sentiment is high and we are seeing the impact of the tax cuts, without which the take-home page for the vast majority of Americans would have actually declined over the past year.

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