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The U.S. economy is strong. The stock market is strong. Employment is full. Wage growth persists. And consumer confidence is at a ten-year high. At a time of year when retailers are gearing up for the holiday season, it appears that they should be bullish about this season – or should they? Despite these positive indicators, one pertinent question remains unanswered: Can the U.S. consumer continue their shopping spree into 2019?
In this webinar, Andrew Duguay, senior economist & data scientist at Prevedere, and Marie Driscoll, Founder, Chief Analyst and CEO of Driscoll Advisors, will discuss the midsummer inflection point and accompanying indicators that will be key to predicting the degree of this holiday season’s robustness.
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About the Speakers
Marie Driscoll is a highly experienced equity analyst focusing on apparel brands, apparel retailers, and luxury goods stocks. She has served in key analytical and business development roles in leading financial research firms. Marie was recognized three times in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” analyst survey, capturing the first place ranking for stock selection in the Clothing & Accessories industry in 2009. Marie started Driscoll Advisors late in 2011 providing consulting services to academia, industry, and non-profits. Previously (2003-2011) she was with Standard & Poor’s equity research department as Director of Consumer Discretionary Retail. Marie has a B.A. in Philosophy from Hofstra and an MBA in Finance & Investments from The Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY.
Andrew Duguay is a Senior Economist for Prevedere, a predictive analytics company that helps provides business leaders a real-time insight into their company’s future performance. Prior to his role at Prevedere, Andrew was a Senior Economist at ITR Economics. Andrew’s commentary and expertise have been featured in NPR, Reuters, and other publications. Andrew has an MBA and a degree in Economics. He has received a Certificate in Professional Forecasting from the Institute for Business Forecasting and Certificates in Economic Measurement, Applied Econometrics, and Time-Series Analysis and Forecasting from the National Association for Business Economics.
Prevedere is an industry insight and predictive analytics company, helping business leaders make better decisions by providing a real-time view of their company’s future. Our external real-time insights engine constantly monitors the world’s data, identifying future threats or opportunities to business performance. Along with a team of industry experts, data scientist, and economists, Prevedere helps business leaders make the right decisions in an ever-changing world.