Banking, telecom driving growth: HCL chief

HCL Technologies is seeing higher spends on retail banking modernisation in the US, and in the technology and telecom verticals. These helped the firm report a constant currency growth of 11.7% in the first quarter, its CEO & MD C Vijayakumar said. “Banking clients in the US are also spending in the regular areas of … Read more

Retail inflation at 16-month low, factory output up 1%

Retail inflation slowed to a 16-month low in January on the back of cooling of some food items, while industrial output growth clawed back into positive territory in December, bringing some cheer for an economy battling a record slump due to the impact of the deadly pandemic. Data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) … Read more

Morgan Stanley is warning that the stock market’s economic recovery trade may soon be over. Here are 4 strategies they recommend for finding the returns that still exist.

Investors have shifted into cyclical assets lately as COVID-19 vaccines are on the way and the economy gets set to recover. But Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson is warning that valuations are getting too high, and that a near-term pullback may in the cards. He laid out four strategies to still find returns in cyclicals. Visit … Read more

A Wall Street chief strategist details 8 ways today’s economy mirrors the 1980s recession recovery — and how it can lift stocks even higher

The inflation surge seen four decades ago kicked off “a fabulous ‘disinflationary,’ two-decade performance in both the economy and the stock market,” he wrote in a recent note. With policymakers setting the stage for a rise in inflation, the US is on track to usher in a similarly fruitful expansion, the strategist added. Detailed below … Read more

U.S. economy shrank at record-breaking 33% rate last quarter

By far the worst quarterly plunge ever — when the viral outbreak shut down businesses, throwing tens of millions out of work and sending unemployment surging to 14.7 %, the government said Thursday. The Commerce Department’s estimate of the second-quarter decline in the gross domestic product, the total output of goods and services, marked the … Read more

A 30-year market veteran explains why we’re in ‘one of the nutsiest bubbles in the history of bubbledom’ — and warns of an ‘underwater’ economy for the next several years

Charles Biderman, a 30-year market veteran and founder of TrimTabs Investment Research, can’t believe his eyes. It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a peculiar year for markets. Despite a global pandemic, a 30 percent-plus stock plunge, 13% unemployment, and an economy that’s mostly still closed, the S&P 500 is trading less than 5% … Read more

Newport LLC, an Advisory Firm Serving Middle Market Companies, Releases Insights on The Pandemic Fracture and 5 Shifts That Will Shape Our Future

The COVID-19 Pandemic, and the policy response to it, have fractured everything we knew as “normal.” Long-standing tensions and social distancing have collided to throw our world into disarray leaving business leaders to search for the “new normal” while re-assessing their business. This Pandemic Fracture has given rise to 5 Shifts that will shape our … Read more