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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – The Next 25 Years

The Next 25 Years by Sinclair Noe DOW – 11 = 16,340SPX + 0.57 = 1868NAS + 16 = 432310 YR YLD – .04 = 2.72%OIL – 1.96 = 98.07GOLD + 17.70 = 1368.20SILV + .43 = 21.42 Let’s run through some of the economic and business news and then we’ll get to today’s anniversary. Stocks were flat. People are still trying to make heads or tails of this mixed up world. The situation in Ukraine is not improving. The EU agreed a framework for its first sanctions on Russia since the Cold War. Protesters battled soldiers in the streets of Caracas, Venezuela; two more protesters were shot; dozens were injured. Riot police clashed with demonstrators in several Turkish cities for a second day as mourners buried a teenager wounded in protests last summer. The Senate Banking Committee announced an agreement on legislation to wind down the government-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Share price cratered. Herbalife says the Federal Trade Commission has opened an inquiry into the company. The FTC confirms the inquiry, but not the nature of the inquiry. Share price cratered. Copper prices dropped to the lowest level in almost 4 years; this goes back to China, and is a canary in the coal mine for industrial demand. China is one of the metal’s biggest customers and there has been recent poor trade data out of China. Two Chinese solar companies have defaulted in the past week. The general risk from here is that this …

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013 – Correlation and Divergence

Mark your Calendar, April 5 & 6 and make your reservations for the 2013 Wealth Protection Conference in Tempe, AZ. For conference information visit www.buysilvernow.comor click hereor call 480-820-5877. This year’s conference features Roger Weigand, Nathan Liles, David Smith, Mark Liebovit, Arch Crawford, Ian McAvity, Bill Tatro, and I will speak on Friday. There is an expanded Q&A session with all speakers on Saturday. I hope you can attend. Correlation and Divergence by Sinclair Noe DOW + 89 = 14,662SPX + 8 = 1570NAS + 15 = 325410 YR YLD + .02 = 1.86%OIL – .16 = 96.91GOLD – 23.20 = 1577.20SILV – .76 = 27.36 Yesterday I told you the big economic report this week will be the jobs report on Friday. Many people like to discount the jobs report, claiming it doesn’t give a thorough picture of the labor market; and there is some validity to this complaint. The Philly Fed has produced a slightly more comprehensive report, known as the Coincident Index; this measures  four variables (nonfarm payroll employment, average hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate, and real wage and salaries) wrapped into one index, designed so that it roughly reflects gross domestic product growth. Nationally, the Philadelphia Fed’s coincident index rose 0.3% in February for a 2.8% year-on-year gain. They also provide state by state breakdown. Alabama, Illinois, and New Mexico saw declines in the February report; 45 states notched advances. With the stock market, or at least the Dow Industrials and Transports, and the …

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Monday, January 7, 2013 – I Went on Vacation and Not Much Changed

I Went on Vacation and Not Much Changed by Sinclair Noe DOW – 50 = 13,384SPX – 4 = 1461NAS – 2 = 309810 YR YLD -.01 = 1.90%OIL + .21 = 93.30GOLD – 9.90 = 1647.90SILV – .02 = 30.26 Forty years ago, Yale Hirsch at the Stock Traders Almanac, created the January Barometer. The idea was simple: as the S&P 500 goes in January, so goes the year. This market prediction tool has been correct 89% of the time since 1950, suffering only seven major setbacks. Since 1950, stocks have finished lower for the year only three times after posting gains in January. When the Dow is positive in January, then the rest of the year is positive 83% of the time, averaging additional gains of 9.59%. Compare that to the Dow’s performance when January is negative. In those years, the February-December returns are positive just half of the time, with an average gain of 2.04%. As with the full-year results, a positive January typically leads to a positive February. When the Dow closes higher in January, February goes on to average a return of 0.57%, and is positive 63% of the time. When January is negative, February is negative more than half the time, and averages a loss of more than 1%. However, an outsized return in January has not necessarily translated into a bigger return for February. If January is up more than 3.5%, the average February gain is not as big as if January is …

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 – Blame It On Whatever You Want

Blame It On Whatever You Want by Sinclair Noe DOW + 115 = 13,350 SPX + 16 = 1446NAS + 43 = 305410 YR YLD +.06 = 1.83%OIL + .79 = 87.99GOLD – 27.20 = 1671.90SILV – .64 = 31.74 The markets rallied on news the fiscal cliff negotiations are closer to a resolution. No, no, wait a minute; the markets experienced a Santa Claus Rally. No, no, wait a minute; just make up whatever excuse you want. No, no, wait a minute; the Federal Reserve announced QE4 last week, even though we’re not supposed to call it QE4, and they are just printing money like banshees, although I’m not sure banshees know how to print money, but the point is they are juicing the economy to the tune of $85 billion a month, and you know that has to have some sort of effect. Why sure; all this money just has to end up in the stock market eventually. You might also expect the dollar to fall. You might also have expected additional strength in the government bond market, because $85 billion pretty much covers all of the expected new issuance going forward, plus many entities still need to buy U.S. bonds for a variety of fiduciary reasons. With little product for sale and lots of bids by various players; one of which, the Fed, has their own printing press and so money is no object in the move to drive prices higher and yields lower; that’s a recipe …

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