Financial Review

CoCo Pop

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-09-2016.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-09-2016 DOW – 12 = 16,014 SPX – 1 = 1852 NAS – 14 = 4268 10 Y – .01 = 1.73% OIL – 1.41 = 28.28 GOLD – .20 = 1189.80   Japanese stocks crashed 5.4%, making for the biggest daily drop since June 2013. The sell-off has the Nikkei hovering near a 16-month low.

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Financial Review

Honey for Bears

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-08-2016.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-08-2016 DOW – 177 = 16,027 SPX – 26 = 1853 NAS – 79 = 4283 10 Y – .11 = 1.74% OIL – .80 = 30.09 GOLD + 15.50 = 1190.00   This was just an ugly session from the start. The Dow opened about 200 points down and then trickled lower; at one point down more than 300 points. The S&P 500 index broke down through the key level of support at 1860 that I warned you about in January and again last week, taking out the August 2015 lows and the October 2014 lows. The S&P 500 not only took out support from January, but now we look to minor support at 1815, and then, well there isn’t really any support. In other words, the charts look very dangerous here.   And if you prefer fundamentals over technicals; this is what FactSet had to say in its recent report: “For Q4 2015, the blended earnings decline is -3.8%. If the index reports a decline in earnings for Q4, it will mark the first time the index has seen three consecutive quarters of year-over-year declines in earnings since Q1 2009 through Q3 2009.” The difference this time versus 2009 is that valuations are much higher. FactSet data show expectations for first-quarter per-share earnings have collapsed to a decline of 5.5% as of today. Back in September, …

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Financial Review

Not Fixed Yet

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-05-2016.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-05-2016   DOW – 211 = 16204 SPX – 35 = 1880 NAS – 146 = 4363 10 Y – .02 = 1.85% OIL – .73 = 30.99 GOLD + 18.40 = 1174.50   The S&P 500 extended its loss for the week to 3%.  The index is now down more than 8 percent in 2016. The Nasdaq closed at its lowest since October 2014.   Today is a jobs report Friday. If you are a regular listener, you know that I go into quite a bit of detail. The reason is simple. The jobs report is the single most important economic data we can look at each month. So, here are the numbers:   The economy added 151,000 nonfarm jobs in January; that’s below the consensus estimate of 185,000. The unemployment rate dropped from 5% to 4.9%, the lowest reading since 2008; and an indicator the economy is still creating more than enough jobs to keep up with increases in the size of the labor force. The December jobs report was revised down from 292,000 jobs to 262,000. November’s gain was raised to 280,000 from 252,000. In the past three months job growth averaged 231,000 jobs per month. In the past 12 months the economy added 2.67 million jobs. Since the beginning of 2010, the American economy has gained nearly 14 million jobs. Total employment is …

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Financial Review

Who Blinks First?

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-04-2016.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-04-2016   DOW + 79 = 16,416 SPX + 2 = 1915 NAS + 5 = 4509 10 Y – .02 = 1.86% OIL – .52 = 31.76 GOLD + 13.00 = 1156.40   Equity markets were all over the place once again today as crude oil popped and then dropped.   Initial jobless claims rose in the last week of January but remained at a very low level. New claims rose by 8,000 a seasonally adjusted 285,000 in the seven days stretching from Jan. 24 to Jan 30. Any number below 300,000 is historically considered a sign of a robust labor market, but claims are no longer falling rapidly. In the last two weeks of January, for example, the number of new claims was slightly higher compared with the same two weeks in 2014. It’s the first time in three years that has happened for two weeks in a row.   The productivity of U.S. businesses fell at a 3% annual pace in the fourth quarter, marking the biggest decline in almost two years. Weak productivity growth has been a hallmark of the near-seven-year economic recovery. Productivity increased just 0.6% in 2015, less than one-third the average since the end of World War II. In the fourth quarter, employees put in more time on the job but output of goods and services barely rose. Output …

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Financial Review

Anthony Nieves – ISM

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/TONY_NIEVES-SEG_2-02-03-2016.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:10 — 3.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Sinclair Noe audio interview with Anthony Nieves, chair of the Institute for Supply Management Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. January NMI at 53.5%, down 2.3% from December reading of 55.8%.

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Financial Review

Most Powerful Might Not Be Enough

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-03-2016.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:17 — 6.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-03-2016 DOW + 183 = 16,336 SPX + 9 = 1912 NAS – 12 = 4504 10 Y + .02 = 1.88% OIL + 2.41 = 32.29 GOLD + 13.20 = 1143.20     Activity in the services sector slowed to a near two-year low in January. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of non-manufacturing activity fell to 53.5 last month, the lowest level since February 2014, from 55.8 in December. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the service sector. Service industries reported growth in new orders continued to slow, with export orders contracting last month.   Private-sector employment gains increased in January but at a slower pace than in the prior month. Employers added 205,000 jobs in January, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP tweaked December’s gain to 267,000 from a prior estimate of 257,000. The ADP report is used as an early predictor of the government’s monthly jobs report, due out Friday morning.   The Fed’s adding a new twist to its severely adverse scenario in this year’s stress test – asking lenders how they would handle a prolonged period of rates below zero. Ninety-day bill rates slipped below 0% a number of times over the past few years, but never stayed there for very long. Negative rates, of course, are breaking out all over Europe, and the Bank of Japan …

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Financial Review

Groundhog Day EP

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-2-02-02-2016.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:26 — 9.4MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-02-2016 DOW – 295 = 16,153 SPX – 36 = 1903 NAS – 103 = 4516 10 Y – .10 = 1.86% OIL – 1.74 = 29.88 GOLD + 1.00 = 1130.00   A big move for stocks and bonds today. While a 295 point drop, or 1.8%, in the Dow will attract some headlines, we also saw a less flashy move in bonds, with the yield on 10-year Treasuries drop 10 basis points, to 1.86% – that’s a 5.2% drop. After hitting resistance levels from October, yields continued dropping to lows last seen in April.   Stocks moved lower again, following the trail of oil prices, which dropped 5.5% today to close below $30 a barrel. Not a big surprise because the trend has been lower, and a trend in place is more likely to continue than it is to reverse. We are definitely in a downtrend. The S&P 500 is now right at 10% below its May record, which means correction territory, not a  bear market, although many stocks in the S&P are in bear market territory –  specifically the energy stocks.  The rally last week looks like not much more than end-of-month reshuffling, which happened at the same time the Bank of Japan surprised the markets with negative interest rates, but the BOJ can’t announce negative interest rates every day.   Right now, …

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Financial Review

Or Just Google It

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-01-2016.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-01-2016 DOW – 17 = 16,449 SPX – 0.86 = 1939 NAS + 6 = 4620 10 Y + .04 = 1.97% OIL – 2.23 = 31.39 GOLD + 10.20 = 1129.00   Following the S&P’s worst January since 2009 ( down -5.1%), and a volatile month for oil prices, about a fifth of S&P 500 companies will report earnings this week, while lots of economic data (manufacturing figures, auto sales and Friday’s jobs report) could also help determine the future direction of stocks. The consensus estimate calls for about 185,000 net new jobs in January, down from 292,000 in December. And just a reminder that last Friday brought the first look at fourth quarter GDP, which grew at an anemic 0.7% annual rate in the fourth quarter. That’s a bad quarter to be sure, and real GDP is up only 1.8% from a year ago. That’s a weak year judged by the US postwar average of 3.1%, but is not far from the 2.1% annual growth we’ve been averaging since 2009. The Atlanta Fed model’s initial estimate for first-quarter growth has been published; the “Nowcast” of first-quarter growth calls for 1.2% annualized growth. Weak, but not recessionary.   Also on Friday, the Bank of Japan moved to negative interest rates; this Wednesday BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is scheduled to speak. Today, European Central Bank president Mario …

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Financial Review

Bradley Holcombe – ISM

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/BRADLEY_HOLCOMBE-SEG_2-02-01-2016.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:10 — 3.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Bradley Holcombe, chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. The January PMI came in at 48.2%, up from 48% in December.

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Author Interviews

Farai Chideya

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/FARAI_CHIDEYA-01-2016.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:49 — 9.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Sinclair Noe audio interview: The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption Farai Chideya

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