Situation with bank credit growth has not improved.
U.S. consumption is constrained because income and job growth is constrained.

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Their "cottage industry" of fear, doom and gloom keeps investors sidelined.
Expectations for wage increases and job availability are much less than they were coming out of previous recessions.
Slower pace of lending and income growth doesn't justify another hike.
Though not without risks, this investing opportunity has a roof over it.
Net exports were a big drag, no doubt due to the dollar's strength.
Issue with Mexico is making Trump's tripod a little shaky.
Don't expect real growth to respond to Trump's agenda until later in the year.
China is desperate to reverse capital outflows, many of which went into property.

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