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http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-06-26-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…Stocks rebound a little. Backstepping on trade. Crude pops over $70. Financials stumble. Creeping toward inversion. Consumers optimistic. SCOTUS upholds travel ban because it’s not as bad as it was. Fiduciary rule dies. AMLO odds-on. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 06-26-2018

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 – The Best Question

The Best Question by Sinclair Noe DOW + 0.26 = 16,072SPX + 0.27 = 1802NAS + 23 = 401710 YR YLD – .02 = 2.71%OIL – .60 = 93.49GOLD – 9.60 = 1243.00SILV – .39 = 19.92 Today we celebrate the Nasdaq. Yes, the Dow is at record highs, again, but the milk and cookies thing is getting old, kind of sickly sweet. Some might argue that you can never have too many cookies; that any day with milk and cookies is a good day. It’s hard to dispute this argument. Still, it bears notice that the Nasdaq has closed above 4,000 for the first time in 13 years. The Nasdaq is up about 33% year to date, and counting. So, today we celebrate with chips and salsa. If you’re thinking the Nasdaq has had quite a run and it’s starting to feel like 1999, you could be forgiven, but when you put it in perspective it’s not quite the same. P/E ratios are around 19, compared with 29 just before the millennium. Price to book is now 2.6 compared to 5.1 back then. Basically, back in 1999, the Nasdaq was extremely overvalued. You can argue that it’s overvalued today, but it isn’t nearly to the old extremes. Two economic reports on the housing market today. Permits for future home construction hit a near 5-½ year-high in October and prices for single-family homes showed big gains in September, suggesting a run-up in mortgage interest rates has not derailed the housing …

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Hamlet Dies by Sinclair Noe Record Highs for Dow and S&P. DOW + 169 = 15,460SPX + 22 = 1675NAS + 57 = 357810 YR YLD – .10 = 2.57%OIL – 1.92 = 104.60GOLD + 22.70 = 1286.60SILV + .69 = 20.25 To taper or not to taper? That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous bond market feral hogs or to feed the savage beasts with unending securities purchases. Or to tighten against a Sea of non-existent inflationary troubles And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep, to slaughter the feral hogs at the Discount Window trough; and end the thousand Natural shocks that markets are heir to? Is that all? To taper, to tighten, perchance to Dream; Aye, there’s the rub. For one is QE and the other is accommodative monetary policy, while fiscal policy and structural reforms are nothing more than ephemeral motions, the stuff of what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil. Well, that’s enough of our literary mosh pit for today. As I recall, Hamlet died. The FOMC minutes released by the Fed yesterday, were much ado about nothing… sorry. There was a bunch of talk that boiled down to the basic idea that Quantitative Easing and interest rates are two separate policies. The FOMC bigwigs have no intention of raising the interest rate target; that is off limits. The securities purchases under QE will taper off at some …

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