Financial Review

Patience For Now

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-03-13-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe DOW – 145 = 17,749 SPX – 12 = 2053 NAS –  21 =  4871 10 YR YLD + .01 = 2.11% OIL – 2.05 = 45.00 At one point today, the Dow was down 250, so it could have been worse. For the week, the Dow was down 0.6% and the S&P 500 fell 0.9%. The Nasdaq was down 1.1% for the week. Today is Friday the 13th. All I can say is pure coincidence. We looked at the market for 148 Friday the 13ths, going back to 1928, there is no particular trend. In the last week of January we saw oil prices drop to right around the $45 a barrel level, with intraday lows of $44.37, but the daily closing price hovering just a little above $45. And in February, prices popped up to touch $55.05; prices challenging $55 on 3 days, and could not break out. So, now we are back to challenging support at $45. And waiting to see if the trading range will break down.   The International Energy Agency says oil prices remain fragile due to unrelenting production by US shale-oil producers. There has been an expectation that oil producers would cut back production in response to lower oil prices, but the IEA  report shows oil production in the US has increased by 115,000 barrels, and now we’re running out of places to store the …

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Financial Review

The Lights Are On

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-03-03-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe DOW – 85 = 18,203 SPX – 9 = 2107 NAS – 28 = 4979 10 YR YLD + .04 = 2.12% OIL + 1.00 = 50.59 GOLD – 2.40 = 1204.50 SILV – .13 = 16.33   Just a few economic reports today.   Corelogic reports home prices jumped 1.1% in January to take the year-over-year gain to 5.7%. CoreLogic said 27 states and the District of Columbia are at or within 10% of their peak.   The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index fell to 120.9 from an upwardly revised December reading of 133.5.  Small businesses cut back on borrowing. Cold weather may be part of the reason.   Car companies reported February sales figures. Ford Motor sales dropped 2%. Ford was projected to report a 5.8% increase in sales but deliveries of F-Series pickups, Escape sport-utility vehicles and Fusion family cars all declined last month. General Motors sales rose 4.2 percent but they still fell short of estimates as sales of light trucks rose and sedans fell. Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Nissan all reported deliveries that increased less than analysts had estimated. Industry-wide, the annualized selling rate, adjusted for seasonal trends, rose to 16.2 million cars and light trucks, from a 15.4 million pace a year earlier.   Chief executives of large U.S. companies see the economy accelerating modestly in 2015. According the Business Roundtable’s first-quarter …

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Financial Review

Brilliance in Euphemistic Ambiguity

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-09-18-2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review DOW + 109 = 17,265 SPX + 9 = 2011 NAS + 31 = 4593 10 YR YLD + .03 = 2.63% OIL – 1.40 = 93.02 GOLD + 1.60 = 1225.80 SILV un = 18.62 Stock moved higher for a third day. Record high closes for the Dow and the S&P 500. The Dow notched its 17th record close of the year; the S&P posted its 34th record high close for the year. The stock market is in Fed mode. The Fed wrapped up their policy meeting yesterday, and they didn’t scare anybody; they even gave added assurance that they will be overly communicative. Interest rates are probably going to go up in the future but not at any specific time that can be identified. The Fed stuck with the phrase “considerable time” which is a great way to speak words that contain absolutely no meaning. Brilliant, brilliant performance in euphemistic ambiguity. And even if the Fed tightens, the rest of the world’s central banks are getting looser, and it just figures that some of that will spill over to Wall Street. The ECB lowered rates so much that they’ve gone negative. Just the other day, the People’s Bank of China pumped about $80 billion into five banks. The number of investment advisors that are bearish is at the lowest level since 1987. When bears start to dwindle to extremely low …

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