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In Need of Pie

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-11-21-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:10 — 7.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…Stocks stumble into holiday. Economic data dump: existing home sales, housing starts tick up, consumer sentiment falls, durable goods orders sink, LEI ticks up. Oil bounces. Wrapping up USMCA. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 11-21-2018

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Google It

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-07-23-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…Earnings season strong but may have hit peak earnings. Google shines. Trade wars loom. Iran gets tweet threat. Commodity prices slammed by tariff talk. Existing home sales slip Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 07-23-2018

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7 Straight

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-06-20-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…Dow drops again. Nasdaq and Russell 2K hit record highs. FAANGs lead. Trade war exposure. OPEC could benefit. Family separation policy ends. Fed’s Powell concerned about trade. Existing home sales dip. Disney ups bid for 21st Century Fox. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 06-20-2018

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Closing in on 3%

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-04-23-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS….Bond prices fall. Fed may have 4 hikes in 2018. Existing home sales pick up in March. Job openings but no raises. Alphabet beats big. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 04-23-2018

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Minutes. Poof.

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-21-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:45 — 7.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS….Stocks drop after FOMC minutes. 10-year note closes in on 3%. Home sales drop – no inventory. Small biz optimistic. No change in take home pay. ECB tomorrow. Apple hunting cobalt. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-21-2018

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Dollar Down the Slopes

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-01-24-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS….Dow record high close. Mnuchin and Ross talk dollar in Davos. I’ve seen smarter cabinets at Ikea. Punishing sanctuary. Existing home sales slam up against tight inventory. Earning season rolls along. Toys R Us closing 20% of stores. Bank of America charges usurious rates for deposits. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 01-24-2018

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How the Net Dies

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-11-21-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS….Record highs for Dow, S&P, Nasdaq and Russell 2K. DOJ sues to block AT&T-Time Warner deal. FCC moves to kill net neutrality protections for consumers. Existing home sales climb. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 11-21-2017

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Non-Freak

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-08-24-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS….Stocks drift lower. Congress to tackle debt ceiling and tax reform. Yellen final hurrah at Jackson Hole. Amazon swallows Whole Foods on Monday. Existing home sales slide. Harvey goes to Texas. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 08-24-2017

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C’est l’économie stupide

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-2-04-12-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:24 — 11.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…..Wall Street down today, up for the week. Oil down for the week, but gasoline prices head higher. Tax reform next week, if the government stays open. Existing home sales up. State by state unemployment rates lower in March. Fed’s Fischer sanguine on the economy. Exxon can’t drill in Russia. VW on probation. Extended audio analysis of the upcoming French election. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 04-21-2017

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Harbingers

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-03-22-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…..London attacked. Markets quiet but volatility ahead. Budget cuts to environmental programs not so easy. Existing home sales dip. Mortgage apps dip. Millionaire households grow fast. Nike, Fed Ex earnings. Fiat Chrysler investigation. ING investigation. ECB on protectionism. T+3 is history. Google ads popping up in the darnedest places. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 03-22-2017

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91 Days

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-22-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…..Another Dow record. Fed minutes show rate hike “fairly soon”. Existing home sales jump. Shortage of construction workers. Fannie and Freddie must pay government, not shareholders. Facebook plays ball. First Solar beats. Verizon tests 5G. UPS tests drones. Amazon Bigthanks. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-22-2017

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19,000

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-11-22-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…..Dow, S&P, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 hit record highs again; passing milestones along the way. Trump policy goals; the trend is in place but the details are fuzzy. Existing home sales surge. Japan quakes again. Amazon goes live. VW goes electric. Turkey dips. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 11-22-2016

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Accept Responsibility

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-09-22-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFed stands pat; traders don their rally hats. Home sales down. The LEI’s a drag. Wall Street needs a long lead for Brexit. Yahoo’s big hack. Hanjin’s happy. Zuckerberg wants to live to be really old. We’re number 28! Budget countdown. Wells Fargo and life lessons on personal responsibility. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 09-22-2016

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Mergers on a Modest Monday

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-03-21-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAnother day of modest gains on Wall Street but a busy day for mergers.

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Might Sound Crazy

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-01-22-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 01-22-2016 DOW + 210 = 16,093 SPX + 37 = 1906 NAS + 119 = 4591 10 Y + .03 =  2.05% OIL + 2.57 = 32.10 GOLD – 3.60 = 1098.80   Stock markets all over the world are in rally mode. European shares enjoyed the biggest two-day rally since 2011, while the euro approached a two-week low on the European Central Bank’s signal that it may bolster economic support as soon as March. Asian stocks climbed the most since September on speculation Japan and China may also take steps to calm markets.  Japan’s Nikkei (+5.9%) paced the gains in Asia as it posted its biggest gain in 4 1/2 months. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong gained 3.5%, and the Shanghai in China was up 1.25%. In Europe, France’s CAC (+3.1%) leads the charge. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 3.1 percent, rallying 5.1 percent in two days.   The Dow posted its first weekly gain in a month; not much, just 105 points, or 0.6%. After dropping earlier this week to 2014 lows, the S&P 500 has recovered in the past two sessions to end the week 1.4-percent higher. But the index is still down 7 percent in 2016 and remains at levels touched last August.   The 2016 Treasuries rally slowed this week on concern yields that fell to within about half a percentage point from a record low made …

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Inversion Dysfunction

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-11-23-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 11-23-2015 DOW – 31 = 17,792 SPX – 2 = 2086 NAS – 2 = 5102 10 YR YLD – .01 = 2.25% OIL + .09 = 41.99 GOLD – 8.50 = 1069.70 SILV – .04 = 14.25   Belgian authorities have extended a lockdown of Brussels for a fourth straight day after police raids searching for those behind last week’s Paris attacks failed to find a prime suspect. The Belgians say they have credible threats of imminent attacks against public gathering places like shopping malls and public transportation. The lockdown will see Brussels’ subway and many shops closed, as well as schools, offices, and mosques; although it is doubtful the terrorists are in mosques.   France’s economy slowed following the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris. However, that slowdown in the eurozone’s second-largest member wasn’t sharp enough to slow the Eurozone as a whole. Economic activity in the eurozone grew at the fastest pace since May 2011 in November, giving some optimism over the health of the region’s economy. Markit’s flash composite Purchasing Managers’ Index climbed to 54.4 from 53.9 last month, as a recovery continued to be led by the service sector. Growth meanwhile accelerated to a three-month high in Germany, where Markit’s flash composite PMI rose to 54.9 from 54.2, fueled by a big improvement in new business.   A reading of manufacturing sentiment in the US …

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Easy to Spot Winners

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-10-22-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 10-22-2015 DOW + 320 = 17,489 SPX + 33 = 2052 NAS + 79 = 4920 10 YR YLD un = 2.03% OIL + .18 = 45.38 GOLD – .80 = 1166.90 SILV + .16 = 15.94     European Central Bank policymakers are meeting today in Malta. ECB President Mario Draghi announced no change to interest rates or asset purchases, but he warned that emerging markets are hurting Eurozone growth prospects, and he hinted the central bank may lower the deposit rate further or expand its quantitative easing at its December meeting. Markets just love an accommodative central bank.   The European Economics Commission says “Greece has done a certain number of reforms, and we are going to give them money, €3 billion-euro in all,” and in the course of November, December, the commission will deal with the issue of the recapitalization of Greek banks and Greek debt.”     Chinese stocks recovered today as the People’s Bank of China added liquidity to the market. After the close on Wednesday, the PBOC injected $16.6 billion into 11 financial institutions via medium-term lending facilities. Meanwhile, the government’s anti-corruption campaign continues with a crackdown on golf, considered a lavish extravagance. Or in my case, cruel punishment.   New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits inched up by 3,000 to 259,000 in the week ended Oct. 17. This is the first gain after …

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A Spidey Monday

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-06-22-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe   DOW + 103 = 18,119 SPX + 12 = 2122 NAS + 36 = 5153 10 YR YLD + 9 = 2.36% OIL + .07 = 59.68 GOLD – 14.40 = 1186.90 SILV + .09 = 16.27   The Nasdaq Composite set a new closing and intraday record, topping the highs set on Thursday. The Russell 2000 gained 7 to close at 1292, a record high. The S&P 500 is a stone’s throw from record highs at 2130. Eurozone leaders are held an emergency summit today to “urgently discuss the situation of Greece at the highest political level.” The summit comes just eight days before Athens needs to make a crucial €1.6-billion-euro payment to the IMF. Over the weekend, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras submitted a new reforms package to foreign creditors, signaling eleventh-hour concessions to avoid a possible default. The Greek government said its proposals included steps to eliminate early retirement options, hike the sales tax, increase tax surcharges that middle- and high-income earners pay and to introduce a levy on companies with annual net income of more than about $570,000.   Eurozone finance ministers welcomed the Greek proposals for a cash-for-reform deal but said they required detailed study and it would take several days to determine whether they can lead to an agreement to avert a default. The ministers agreed to reconvene later this week. And even if there …

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The Moral and Economic Issue of Our Time

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-04-22-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe DOW + 88 = 18,038 SPX + 10 = 2107 NAS + 21 = 5035 10 YR YLD + .06 = 1.98% OIL – .45 = 56.16 GOLD – 15.00 = 1187.80 SILV – .22 = 15.86   The National Association of Realtors reports existing home sales increased 6.1% in March, the fastest pace of sales in 18 months. The jump in March sales follows a couple of slow months due, at least in part, to bad winter weather. But the latest figures suggest the mix of low mortgage rates, steady job creation and pent-up demand could push full-year sales to prerecession levels. Mortgage rates also are still near their lows for the year. The average interest rate on a fixed, 30-year mortgage was 3.67% last week, down from 4.27% a year ago, according to Freddie Mac’s latest weekly survey.   Greece will not present a list of economic reforms to Eurozone finance ministers on Friday; the deadlines don’t really help and they might even hurt because they lead to brinksmanship in negotiations on what reforms the Syriza government in Greece needs to do to secure more funding. There are signs Greece’s creditors are curbing demands for far-reaching reforms as part of current talks, perhaps a realization that they can’t get blood from a turnip, but the softening stance comes on condition Greece stays co-operative on fiscal targets. The liquidity situation …

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Friday Wrap

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-2-01-23-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:25 — 9.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe DOW – 141 = 17,672 SPX – 11 = 2051 NAS + 7 = 4757 10 YR YLD – .08 = 1.82% OIL – .95 = 45.36 GOLD – 8.00 = 1295.10 SILV – .02 = 18.40 For the week, the Dow rose 0.9 percent, the S&P gained 1.6 percent and the Nasdaq added 2.7 percent. The ECB announced plans yesterday to expand asset purchases by €60B per month until at least September 2016. ECB President Mario Draghi says the new stimulus plan “should strengthen demand, increase capacity utilization and support money and credit growth.” Well, it will make somebody rich, but the benefits to the broader Euro economy are still very much up in the air. Bonds in the region rallied, with the yields on 10-year notes of Germany, Italy, Spain and France falling to all-time lows. Stocks in the region on track for their best week since 2011 but the euro currency has dropped below $1.12. Greece’s leftist Syriza party leads the opinion polls heading into an election on Sunday. The ECB’s debt-purchasing program will not include Greece, at least not until July, and only then if a continuing review of the country’s bailout program is successfully completed. The basic bond buying plan wasn’t kind to Greece, even with the exclusion built in. The way, the ECB put together their QE scheme, rather than purchase government bonds …

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