Financial Review

Stormy Weather

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-03-13-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS…..Waiting on the Fed. CBO has numbers on the new American Health Care Act – and they are terrible. Intel buying Mobileye to drive into the future. Lloyds outsourcing jobs to IBM. South Korea’s Park out. No Bitcoin fund. Escondida strike. Icahn loads up on Herbalife. Changes in credit scores. Nor’easter on the way. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 03-13-2017

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Laura Adams

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/LAURA_ADAMS-SEG_2-03-09-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:10 — 4.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSinclair Noe interviews Laura Adams, senior financial analyst from www.insurancequotes.com about the important aspects of the proposed replacement for the ACA health care insurance.

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Rotate This

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-06-10-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe   DOW + 236 = 18,000 SPX + 25 = 2105 NAS + 62 = 5076 10 YR YLD + .06 = 2.48% OIL + 1.29 = 61.43 GOLD + 9.20 = 1186.60 SILV + .07 = 16.11   The yield on 10-year German government bunds broke above 1% overnight for the first time since September 2014; part of a broader global bond sell-off that’s been deepening since late April. Last week, ECB President Mario Draghi said investors should get used to periods of higher bond market volatility and stated the central bank wouldn’t do anything about it. US government bonds are selling off – which is sending yields higher as they move inversely to price – as part of the global bond rout that was started back in April. The size of the US corporate-bond market has ballooned by $3.7 trillion during the past decade, further siphoning demand from US Treasuries. And some of that money is just getting out of bonds, which might explain the rotation into stocks today.   Of course, I have no idea why the stock market moved higher today. I don’t know, you don’t know, and the talking heads on TV don’t know. It is nearly impossible to know what might spur or spook the herd of millions of investors to suddenly move in any given direction at any given time. Is it a new …

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Mangled Expectations

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-11-03-2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review DOW – 24 = 17,366 SPX – 0.24 = 2017 NAS + 8 = 4638 10 YR YLD + .01 = 2.35% OIL – 2.03 = 78.39 GOLD – 7.60 = 1166.30 SILV – .03 = 16.25 No milk and cookies today, however the Dow and S&P hit intraday record highs. Construction spending fell 0.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $950 billion. Spending fell 0.6% for nonresidential projects and dropped 1.3% for public construction projects, but rose 0.4% for residential projects. The National Association of Realtors reports first-time buyers’ share of home sales has hit a 27 year low of just 33%; normally it would be closer to 40%. The final reading of Markit’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index was 55.9 in October, down from the flash reading of 56.2 and well below September’s 57.9. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index jumped to 59% from 56.6% in the prior month; new orders, production, and the employment gauge all moved higher. Last week the Federal Reserve officially ended the Quantitative Easing plan, which has been around in various forms for about 5 years. The dollar reached multi-year highs against both the yen and euro; last week the Bank of Japan announced a surprise stimulus plan, called QQE2; on that news the stock markets hit a new high on Friday and global markets rallied. This week the European Central …

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Friday, January 10, 2014 – Jobs Report Friday

Jobs Report Friday by Sinclair Noe DOW – 7 = 16,437SPX + 4 = 1842NAS + 18 = 417410 YR YLD – .10 = 2.86%OIL + 1.23 = 92.89GOLD + 20.90 = 1248.60SILV + .63 = 20.27 Jobs report Friday. The US economy created only 74,000 net new jobs in December. The number of jobs created was the lowest in 3 years and was well short of expectations for about 195,000 jobs. In the four months before December, the average number of jobs created in the US was 214,000 a month. The Labor Department said 38,000 more jobs in November were created than the 203,000 previously reported. And the unemployment rate dropped from 7% to 6.7%. If that doesn’t seem to add up, you are correct. The headline news that the unemployment rate dropped to 6.7% is not good. The problem is that a bunch of people fell out of the labor force, 347,000, to be exact. They stopped looking for work, which made them no longer “unemployed” in the eyes of the Bureau of Labor Statistics; they just become invisible. The Labor Force Participation Rate dropped from 63% in November to 62.8% in December. This is a measure of the working age population in the labor force. The participation rate is well below the 66% to 67% range that had been considered typical over the past 20 to 30 years. The participation rate has been dropping for the past 12 years. Part of the reason for the drop in …

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