Financial Review

Exit Signs

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-01-13-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 01-13-2016   DOW – 364 = 16,151 SPX – 48 = 1890 NAS – 159 = 4526 10 Y – .04 = 2.07% OIL + .10 = 30.54 GOLD + 7.00 = 1094.50   US markets started trading higher but the gains faded fast. This has been the pattern in 4 of the last 5 trading sessions; early gains collapsing into the close. The next real level of support in the Dow is around 16,000, more specifically 15,981, the lows from September 28. Then the more significant level of support is at 15,370, the low from August 24. That doesn’t mean we will rush down to those levels. I would anticipate markets trying to rally at some point, just because the carnage has been brutal to start the year. Remember that on December 29, the Dow high was 17,750. That means the Dow is down about 1650 and closing in on a 10% correction over the course of the past 2 weeks. You can’t really call it a crash, but it is enough to make plenty of people nervous.   Yesterday, we talked about all the research analysts from the investment banks saying “sell everything” or “sell on rallies”; this kind of recommendation might be a contrarian indicator, or it might be headline grabbing hogwash, or it might be a self-fulfilling prophesy. Moving down the trading chain, …

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Financial Review

Shoddy Excuse for a Market

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-08-25-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 08-25-2015 DOW – 204 = 15,666 SPX – 25 = 1867 NAS – 19 = 4506 10 YR YLD + .14 = 2.13% OIL + 1.07 = 39.31 GOLD – 14.50 = 1141.40 SILV .10 = 14.80   Leading Asian markets fell again with the Shanghai Composite Index closing with a 7.6% loss and the Nikkei down 4.0%, while other key Asian markets closed with milder losses and Hong Kong ended up in positive territory. European markets were broadly higher, led by the first rise in the FTSE 100 in 11 sessions; the FTSE closed up over 3%; the Euro Stoxx 50 closed up 4.7 percent.   China’s stock market has dropped 22% in the past 4 sessions. Today, their central bank responded by cutting interest rates for one-year lending by 25 basis points to 4.6%, while the one-year deposit rate will fall a quarter of a percentage point to 1.75 percent. The required reserve ratio will be lowered by 50 basis points for all banks to cover funding gaps. China’s surprise yuan devaluation on Aug. 11 led to a tightening in liquidity as the PBOC subsequently bought its currency to stabilize the exchange rate and curb capital outflows. Roughly $4.5 trillion has evaporated from the Chinese markets since the middle of June – real, tangible wealth that no longer exists. Equities on mainland Chinese exchanges still trade at …

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Financial Review

Remain Buckled Up

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-08-24-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 08-24-2015 DOW – 588 = 15,871 SPX – 77 = 1893 NAS – 179 = 4526 10 YR YLD – .06 = 2.00% OIL – 2.30 = 38.06 GOLD – 5.50 = 1155.90 SILV – .56 = 14.89   The “Fasten Your Seatbelt” sign stayed on for the entire trip.   The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1089 points, or 6%, to 15,441 to start the session; that was the largest intraday drop in Dow history. The S&P 500 opened 100 points, or 4.9%, lower at 1,874. The Nasdaq Composite began the day down 360 points, or 7.6%, to 4,349. All three major US market indexes are now in correction territory, a 10% drop from a recent high. The latest round of selling comes on the heels of the worst week for the broad S&P 500 since 2011 that stripped more than $1 trillion in market value from US equities.   Before the market opened, Dow futures, S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures triggered circuit breakers after falling at least 5%. The New York Stock Exchange operator NYSE Group invoked the rarely used “Rule 48,” which relaxes some trading rules in a bid to ensure a smooth opening to trading. The rule is instituted when trading before the start of the regular session is especially volatile. At the market open, a slew of single stocks and exchange-traded products triggered single-stock …

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Financial Review

Holy Grail

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-03-02-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe DOW + 155 = 18,288 SPX + 12 = 2117 NAS + 44 = 5008 10 YR YLD + .08 = 2.08% OIL + .06 = 49.82 GOLD – 7.80 = 1206.90 SILV – .22 = 16.46   February was the best month for stocks since October 2011. The S&P 500 gained 5.5% in February. March is off to a fine start. The Dow Industrial Average closed at a record high. The S&P 500 closed at a record. The Nasdaq Composite hit 5000 for the first time in 15 years. And if you wonder why we celebrate when the indices hit records, it is because 15 years ago we didn’t know it would take 15 years to get back to these levels.   Earnings season is pretty much over and it wasn’t all that pretty. With 485 of 500 S&P 500 companies reporting, FactSet says the blended growth rate is only 3.7%. Without Apple that number shrinks to only 2% but then again if you take out energy, it balloons to nearly 7%. Estimates have been revised lower, which is typical; companies try to ratchet down expectations, but this is different. All sectors are showing expectation deterioration, not just energy.   Earnings growth has slowed, and valuations are a little on the pricey side, and expectations are down. So, why are stocks at record highs? Well, start with the idea that …

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Friday, November 22, 2013 – Big Round Numbers

Big Round Numbers by Sinclair Noe DOW + 54 = 16,064SPX + 8 = 1804NAS + 22 = 399110 YR YLD – .04 = 7.74%OIL – .60 = 94.84GOLD + 1.30 = 1244.70SILV – .16 = 19.93 Record highs for the Dow Industrials and the S&P 500; we also have Dow Transports confirming the movement of the industrials, and small caps, as represented by the Russell 2000 are looking strong, pricey but strong. This was the 41st record high close for the Dow Industrials this year. The S&P 500 is above 1800 and that round number now becomes support. The 1800 level is 17% above the record highs from the Spring of 2000. So, if you just followed the buy and hold, you made 17% over 13 ½ years; which is lousy; and even worse if you dig into the numbers. Adjusted for inflation, the 1800 level is 14% lower than the highs of 2000. Then you should also consider the S&P 500 is a capitalization weighted index, meaning the bigger companies have a bigger impact on the index. Back in 2000 there were 25 companies that accounted for 45% of the value of the 500 stock index; so, really back then it was more like a 25 stock index, and a 475 stock index. And really, the S&P is a dynamic index; meaning, the companies change. Back in the day, the high flyers were Lucent, MCI Worldcom, AIG, Sun Micro, Dell. This year, we’re seeing about 450 of the …

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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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Tuesday, March 05, 2013 – Milk and Cookies

Milk and Cookies by Sinclair Noe DOW + 125 = 14,253.77SPX + 14 = 1539NAS + 42 = 3224 10 YR YLD + .02 = 1.89%OIL + . 50 = 90.62GOLD + .80 = 1576.40SILV + .16 = 28.80 The Dow has recovered all of its losses from the financial crisis and the small”d”depression, gaining 119 percent from its low in March 2009, making this the third-strongest bull market for the Dow since World War II. Though the Dow has erased its memories of the crisis, many households aren’t so lucky: Neither jobs nor wages have regained their pre-crisis highs. Home prices are still nearly 26 percent below their level when the Dow last peaked, and about 14 million homeowners are still underwater on their mortgages. The job market has recovered only 5.5 million of the 8.7 million jobs lost during the downturn. With the job market weak, worker wages have stagnated. Inflation-adjusted average income is 8 percent lower than in 2007, when the Dow was at its previous high. A chart of the stock market points to the upper right hand corner, while a chart of hourly earnings is just a flat line. Higher stock prices do tend to benefit the more affluent. This might eventually provide a lift for the broader economy, or it might just be enough to sucker Mom and Pop investors into the market again; you remember those folks who were clobbered, twice in the past 13 years; those folks who were steamrolled by the …

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