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Thank You

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-11-10-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…..Stocks slip for the week. Focus on tax cuts but the devil is in the details. Oil drops. Consumer sentiment up. 3 men v. 160 million. Baba’s Singles’ Day. Earnings. Veterans Day tomorrow – thank you. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 11-10-2017

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Milk and Cookies. Enjoy While You Can.

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-25-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe DOW + 15 = 18,224 SPX – 1 = 2113 NAS – 0.98 = 4967 10 YR YLD – .02 = 1.97% OIL + 1.75 = 51.03 GOLD + 2.90 = 1205.20 SILV + .22 = 16.64   Another record high for the Dow Industrial Average. These are the days of milk and cookies.   Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen continued her semi-annual Humphrey-Hawkins testimony today in front of the House Financial Services Committee. The prepared opening remarks were identical to the testimony yesterday in the Senate. The Q&A session became a bit testy today as Yellen was accused of political bias. Republicans questioned Yellen about an October speech on inequality, just before the midterm elections, as evidence she was leaning toward the Obama administration and Democrats. Methinks they doth protest too much. There were also calls for an audit of the Fed, historically a nonstarter with Federal Reserve Chairs. It made for generally poor political theater.   The important part of the testimony was fairly easy to find. Keep in mind the Fed has a dual mandate of maximum employment and price stability. So the key statement from Yellen was when she said: “Provided that labor market conditions continue to improve and further improvement is expected, the Committee anticipates that it will be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate when, on the basis of …

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Floors and Ceilings

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-10-17-2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review DOW + 263 = 16,380 SPX + 24 = 1886 NAS + 41 = 4258 10 YR YLD + .05 = 2.20% OIL + .27 = 82.97 GOLD – .70 = 1239.20 SILV – .10 = 17.37 The markets were down for the week, even with the bounce today. For the week, the Dow and the S&P each dropped about 1%; the Dow was down 164 points on the week, and the S&P was down 20 points. The S&P is now down for 4 consecutive weeks. Let’s take a look at the charts. Earlier in the week I talked about support and resistance. Someone mentioned to me that they weren’t quite clear on the concept. So, here is a good way to look at these topics. Support is the floor and resistance is the ceiling. Think of a chart as a staircase under construction. The stairs are being built, hopefully higher and higher, and to prop up the stairs, you have to have a structure, or floors and ceilings. When you break through the ceiling to a new higher level, that ceiling then becomes the floor for the next level up. In other words, resistance becomes support. If the staircase of price falls, the last floor will catch you, or provide support. Then to go higher yet again, you will have to punch through that ceiling, or resistance, again. So, let’s look …

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 – The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game by Sinclair Noe DOW – 109 = 16,734 SPX – 13 = 1930 NAS – 34 = 4297 10 YR YLD – .05 = 2.59% OIL + 2.51 = 106.91 GOLD + 12.70 = 1274.30 SILV + .34 = 19.63   This is a big day for sports fans. In the US, many fans are thinking about the NBA playoffs or the start of the US Open golf championship, but those games are small potatoes compared to the World Cup. Over the next month, the World Cup will attract about 4 billion television viewers, maybe more when we consider all the digital devices that can replay the games; that’s more than the 3.6 billion viewers who watched the Beijing Olympic games; more than the 3.2 billion that watched the 2010 World Cup. By comparison, the Seahawks-Broncos Super Bowl managed a record 111 million viewers. The cumulative viewership for all the matches over the next month might top 35 billion. It’s a corporate marketing bonanza.   Over the next month, there will be countries across the globe that will quite literally shut down for 90 minutes intervals. Courts will delay hearing cases, hospitals will not schedule surgeries, offices and retail outlets and factories will shut down, the crime rate will drop, the streets will empty with almost zero traffic, planes stop flying, and trains stop running. I’ve seen it happen; and because I am blessed to be married to a lovely Brazilian woman, I have been caught up …

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014 – An Airtight Defense

An Airtight Defense by Sinclair Noe   DOW + 15 = 16,737 SPX + 3 = 1927 (record close) NAS + 17 = 4251 10 YR YLD + .01 = 2.60% OIL – .27 = 102.39 GOLD – 1.30 = 1244.60 SILV – .01 = 18.90   Eight times a year the Federal Reserve gathers economic updates from the 12 districts and publishes the information about two weeks before its FOMC meetings. The data is published in a beige folder, and that is why it is called the Beige Book, although it might actually refer to the writing style. Anyway, economic activity expanded all across the country, with most districts reporting moderate or modest growth. Consumer spending expanded across almost all districts. Tourism was another bright spot and manufacturing activity expanded across the country. Home sales were described as “mixed across the country” even as home prices continue to rise. Labor markets were described as steady. Inflation was tame, with a slight exception for higher food prices in some areas.   In other words, when the Fed meets in a couple of weeks, there won’t be any big changes in monetary policy.   The Institute for Supply Management said its services index rose to 56.3%, its highest level since August, from 55.2% in April. That’s the number and they’re sticking with it.   The US trade deficit grew to $47 billion in April, up from $44 billion in March. Exports slowed in April, down slightly to $193 billion. Imports, meanwhile, …

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 – Feeding Time at the ZIRP Trough

Feeding Time at the ZIRP Troughby Sinclair Noe DOW + 181 = 16,437SPX + 20 = 1872NAS + 70 = 418310 YR YLD un = 2.68%OIL + 1.04 = 103.60GOLD + 4.30 = 1313.30SILV  – .22 = 19.95 In an otherwise light week for economic news, the big report is today’s release of the FOMC minutes from last month’s meeting. No surprises. You may recall that after the last meeting, Chairwoman Janet Yellen talked about the possibility of raising the fed funds target rate after a “considerable time”; when pressed she indicated a “considerable time” was about six months after the Fed ends it asset purchases under Quantitative Easing. That would mean late spring or summer of 2015. Fed policymakers were unanimous in wanting to ditch the thresholds they had been using to telegraph a policy tightening; no hard and fast target of 6.5% unemployment or 2% inflation. The minutes indicate the Fed would like to see more improvement in the economy; the emphasis on quality rather than quantity. In other words, the Fed remains dovish, and they will taper but they will also keep rates low for a long time. And also, those “dots” are over-rated. The dots are actually charts suggesting the fed funds rate would top 2% by the end of 2016. In the minutes published today, several policy-makers claim the charts overstated the shift in projections, which would suggest the Fed is not ready to tighten policy. A couple of the voting members wanted to commit …

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Monday, March 10, 2014 – Disconnected

Disconnectedby Sinclair Noe DOW – 34 = 16,418SPX – 0.87 = 1877NAS – 1 = 433410 YR YLD – .01 = 2.78%OIL – 1.64 = 100.94GOLD + .30 = 1340.80SILV – .05 = 20.94 This is a pretty quiet week for economic data; Thursday brings a report on February retail sales; we’ll also see reports Friday on inflation at the wholesale level and on consumer sentiment. That’s about it. Today, we ran across the Economic Report of the President, compiled by the White House Council of Economic Advisors, which discusses the progress of the recovery. The economic report serves as the administration’s analysis of the president’s $3.9 trillion budget, which he unveiled last week. The president’s top economic advisors say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but say it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most recent budget. Yea, that’s not going to happen. Even without new government spending, the economy should pick up a little, in part because the budget cuts moving forward won’t be as bad as what we’ve already seen. The economists think consumer spending has adjusted since the payroll tax cut expired more than a year ago. Increases in housing construction and greater business investments should give the economy a boost as well. The report says gross domestic product should expand by 3.1% this year and 3.4% next year, which would be the best performance since 2005. The economy …

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 – As She Was Saying…

As She Was Saying… by Sinclair Noe DOW + 74 = 16,272SPX + 9 = 1854NAS + 26 = 431810 YR YLD – .03 = 2.64%OIL – .35 = 102.24GOLD + 2.00 = 1332.80SILV + .05 = 21.36 Two weeks ago, the freshly minted Fed Chair Janet Yellen appeared before the House Financial Services Committee to deliver her first bi-annual Humphrey Hawkins testimony on the state of the economy and monetary policy. She read a prepared statement and then answered questions from the Congressional representatives. The next day she was scheduled to repeat the process with senators; that didn’t happen because of a big winter storm that essentially resulted in a Snow Day for Washington DC. Today, Yellen returned to Capitol Hill to continue her testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen began today’s hearing with the same prepared remarks from two weeks ago, but then she got to the part about the Fed’s outlook for the economy and this time she said something a little different: “Mr. Chairman, let me add as an aside that since my appearance before the House committee, a number of data releases have pointed to softer spending than many analysts had expected. Part of that softness may reflect adverse weather conditions, but at this point, it’s difficult to discern exactly how much. In the weeks and months ahead, my colleagues and I will be attentive to signals that indicate whether the recovery is progressing in line with our earlier expectations.” Now for the past …

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 – Inequality With a Dash of Salt

Inequality With a Dash of Salt by Sinclair Noe DOW + 18 = 16,198SPX + .04 = 1845NAS + 4 = 429210 YR YLD – .03 = 2.67%OIL +72 = 102.55GOLD – 11.80 = 1330.80SILV – .68 = 21.32 Sales of new single-family homes started 2014 with surprising strength, with January posting the fastest pace in more than five years. Home sales jumped 9.6% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000, hitting the highest level since July 2008. Today’s sales news follows a string of recent reports signaling recent sputtering in the housing market. The data, to be fair, have a huge confidence interval—plus or minus 17.9% in January. That means we can’t know for certain whether sales rose or fell during the month. On a three-month average, sales rose 1.2% in January. Sometimes you have to take a look at economic data with a dash of salt. Bank earnings jumped in the fourth quarter, but not solely because of increased net income. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, financial institutions in the US earned a whopping $40.3 billion in net income in the fourth quarter of 2013, up 16.9% from a year earlier. More than half of the 6,812 FDIC insured institutions reported a year-over-year growth in quarterly earnings. And the portion of unprofitable banks dropped to 12.2% from 15% in the fourth quarter of 2012. But it’s not all good news. The improvement in earnings was largely attributable to an $8 billion decline in …

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Monday, February 03, 2014 – Another Piece of Cake, Marie?

Another Piece of Cake, Marie?by Sinclair Noe DOW – 326 = 15,372SPX – 40 = 1741NAS – 106 = 399610 YR YLD – .09 = 2.58%OIL – .78 = 96.71 GOLD + 11.20 = 1258.10SILV + .17 = 19.44 In economic news, manufacturing activity slowed sharply in January on the back of the biggest drop in new orders in 33 years while construction spending barely rose in December. Maybe it had something to do with the cold weather, maybe it’s just a pause after slightly stronger economic growth in the third and fourth quarters. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity fell to 51.3 last month, its lowest level since May 2013, from 56.5 in December. It was the second straight month of slowing growth from November’s recent peak reading of 57, which had been the highest since April 2011, and indicated manufacturing was slowing after output grew at its fastest pace in nearly two years in the fourth quarter. Underscoring the weather impact, delivery delays increased a bit last month, but the biggest red flag was the huge drop in the forward-looking new orders index, which fell to 51.2 from 64.4 in December. That 13.2-point drop was the largest monthly decline in the key component since December 1980. In a separate report, the Commerce Department said construction spending rose 0.1% in December, slowing from the prior month’s 0.8% increase. While private construction spending hit a five year high, outlays on public construction projects …

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 – If I Had a Hammer

If I Had a Hammer by Sinclair Noe DOW + 90 = 15,928SPX + 10 = 1792NAS + 14 = 409710 YR YLD – .02 = 2.75%OIL + 1.50 = 97.22GOLD – .80 = 1256.70SILV – .13 = 19.66 The State of the Union is… tonight. President Obama will describe how he will use his pen and phone to overcome the Do-Nothing Congress, and the Republicans have ironically lined up not one, but three responses to refute the idea they are nothing more than obstreperous obstructionists. Everybody from the Pope to the big wigs in Davos have been talking about inequality and it will likely be a major theme in tonight’s speech. Job and wage growth has been broken since the 1990s. Median family incomes grew very slowly from 1979 to 1999, peaked that year, and have fallen 13% since. The economy has recovered since the near financial meltdown of 2008, but it has been the weakest recovery since the Great Depression, and one of the reasons it has been such a slow recovery is that the spoils of recovery have been unevenly distributed. Even though we have seen job growth in the past 54 months, 6 of the 10 fastest growing job categories are in low paying service sector positions, such as retail clerk and home health care aids. Middle class income is sinking; the ranks of the poor are rising; and the economic gains only go to the top, or 95% of all economic gains in the “recovery” …

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – Real Risks

Real Risks by Sinclair Noe DOW – 44= 16,414SPX + 5 = 1843NAS + 28 = 422510 YR YLD unch = 2.82%OIL + .67 = 95.26GOLD – 13.00 = 1242.70SILV – .41 = 20.01 Wall Street’s attention this week will mainly focus on earnings reports given the dearth of economic data. There are only a few important economic reports this week, all of which will be released on Thursday. Thursday’s reports include the November FHFA housing price index (expected +0.3% m/m), December existing home sales (expected +1.0%), and December leading indicators (expected +0.2%). The Treasury on Thursday will sell $15 billion of 10-year TIPS. The markets will be looking to next week’s FOMC meeting where the consensus is that the FOMC will taper QE3 by another $10 billion to $65 billion per month. Global stocks found support as Chinese money-market rates dropped after the People’s Bank of China added funds and expanded access to a lending facility after the 7-day repurchase rate had surged 153 basis points to a 1-month high of 6.32% on Monday. In an attempt to alleviate a liquidity squeeze, the PBOC added more than 255 billion yuan ($42 billion) into the financial system and will allow small and medium-sized Chinese banks to access its Standing Lending Facility for loans of up to 2-weeks on a trial basis before China’s Lunar New Year holiday begins on Jan 31; this was in addition to a liquidity injection made just yesterday for an unspecified amount. The yield on Portugal’s …

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 – Evangelii Gaudium and Happy Thanksgiving

Evangelii Gaudium and Happy Thanksgiving by Sinclair Noe DOW + 24 = 16,097SPX + 4 = 1807NAS + 27 = 404410 YR YLD + .03 = 2.74%OIL – 1.40 = 92.28GOLD – 4.40 = 1238.60SILV – .11 = 19.80 This has been a quiet week on Wall Street; the two major features have been record highs for the DOW and the S&P and 13 year highs for the Nasdaq, combined with light volume. Now normally, light volume on record highs would be an indication the market has run out of steam and is ready to roll over. But this is a holiday shortened week; the markets are closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving, and then just very, very quiet day on Friday. So, it’s difficult to read much into the price and volume other than to say, there is a pause for the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving. Plenty to be thankful for; the S&P 500 has climbed 2.8 percent in November, poised for the third straight monthly gain. The S&P 500 is up 27% this year; the Nasdaq is up 33% year to date. Economic data today shows fewer workers filed applications for unemployment benefits last week; that’s a good report for the labor market. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan final index of consumer sentiment in November unexpectedly rose to 75.1 from 73.2 a month earlier, and came in higher than expected. The Conference Board’s index of leading indicators, a gauge of the economic outlook for the next three to six months, rose …

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Tuesday, October 2, 2013 – Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs by Sinclair Noe DOW + 75 = 15,467SPX + 10 = 1754NAS + 9 = 392910 YR YLD – .10 = 2.51%OIL – 1.57 = 98.11GOLD + 24.60 – 1342.20SILV + .47 = 22.81 The Labor Department reported the economy added 148,000 net new jobs in September. The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for July was revised from +104,000 to +89,000, and the change for August was revised from +169,000 to +193,000. With these revisions, employment gains in July and August combined were 9,000 more than previously reported. The unemployment rate declined in September to 7.2% from 7.3% in August. This is the lowest level for the unemployment rate since November 2008. The Labor Force Participation Rate was unchanged in September at 63.2%. This is the percentage of the working age population in the labor force. The participation rate looks at the people who are actually in the labor pool. As the Boomer generation retires, willingly or not, they get out of the labor pool, and this is why we’ve seen the unemployment rate decline, even though the economy isn’t really doing a great job of adding jobs. There are 4.146 million workers who have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks and still want a job. This was down from 4.290 million in August. This is generally trending down, but is still very high.  Long term unemployment remains one of the key labor problems in the US. Is the Affordable Care Act causing a surge in part-time employment? Apparently not. …

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Monday, September 16, 2013 – Do It Again

Do it Again by Sinclair Noe DOW + 118 = 15,494SPX + 9 = 1697NAS – 4 = 371710 YR YLD – .02 = 2.86%OIL – .53 = 106.06GOLD – 14.00 = 1314,90SILV – .45 = 21.92 The Bank of International Settlements is a Swiss based central bank for the central banks, kind of a global clearing house. The BIS has just issued its quarterly economic review. The conclusion: it’s 2007 all over again, but even worse. All the previous imbalances are still there, but total public and private debt has grown to more than 30% of GDP in advanced economies, and bubbles are forming in emerging markets. Subordinated debt has in Europe and the US has ballooned. Leveraged loans are at an all time high. The BIS said interbank credit to emerging markets has reached the highest level on record while the value of bonds issued in off-shore centers by private companies from developing nations exceeds total issuance by firms from rich economies for the first time. So, there is more debt than ever, and a greater appetite for risk. And if the Fed raises interest rates this week there will almost certainly be a spill-over effect; global borrowing costs will rise. The international financial system is more unbalanced than 5 years ago, and there is a concern that markets can remain liquid under stress. If there is a problem with liquidity, the BIS figures there are fewer lifelines than before. The global markets, including the US, have become …

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Friday, September 06, 2013 – Fed Policy Creates Inequality

Fed Policy Creates Inequality by Sinclair Noe DOW – 14 = 14,922SPX + .09 = 1655NAS + 1 = 366010 YR YLD – .04 = 2.93%OIL+ 1.86 = 110.23GOLD + 21.10 = 1389.80SILV + .63 = 23.94 The war hasn’t started …, yet. This morning we got the big monthly jobs report. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 169,000 jobs last month falling short of the 175,000 to 180,000 Wall Street had expected. Not only did hiring miss expectations last month, but the job count for June and July was revised to show 74,000 fewer positions added than previously reported. While the unemployment rate fell a tenth of a percentage point to 7.3 percent, its lowest level since December 2008, the decline reflected a drop in the share of working-age Americans who either have a job or are looking for one. That participation measure reached its lowest point since August 1978, a further sign of underlying economic weakness. The rate for men touched a record low. U-6, a measure of underemployment that includes people who want a job but who have given up searching and those working part time because they cannot find full-time jobs fell three tenths of a percentage point to a 4-1/2-year low of 13.7 percent. The private sector accounted for the bulk of the job gains last month, but government payrolls increased 17,000 as local governments hired teachers for the new school year. Factory employment rebounded after falling in July. Construction payrolls were flat as both residential and …

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Monday, July 22, 2013 – One Can At a Time

One Can At a Time by Sinclair Noe DOW + 1 = 15,545SPX + 3 = 1695NAS + 12 = 360010 YR YLD un = 2.48%OIL – 1.05 = 107.00GOLD + 38.50 = 1336.20SILV + 1.01 = 20.64 Sometimes great wealth is built slowly, just a little at a time. If you can make a small, consistent, repeatable profit – it adds up over time. For example, Americans consume 90 billion aluminum cans each year. If you could get a small profit from each can sold, say one-tenth of one cent on each can, why you could rack up about $5 billion in profits per year. What would you have to do? Well, some companies mine the aluminum, some companies fabricate the actual cans, some companies transport the cans; and then there’s Goldman Sachs, which hoards the aluminum, keeping it off the market to influence the available supply. You didn’t know that Goldman Sachs was in the aluminum can business? Well, they aren’t. They are in the aluminum warehousing business. Three years ago, Goldman bought Metro International, a warehousing firm in Detroit. Before Goldman bought Metro, aluminum customers would order aluminum and it would be retrieved and shipped to its destination within about six weeks. Now, Goldman makes that same delivery in about 16 months. The delays push up the price. Longer waits might be written off as an aggravation, but they also make aluminum more expensive nearly everywhere in the country because of the arcane formula used to determine …

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 – The Fed, and the Brazilian Protests

The Fed, and the Brazilian Protests by Sinclair Noe DOW + 138 = 15,318SPX + 12 = 1651NAS + 30 = 348210 YR YLD + .01 = 2.18%OIL + .63 = 98.02GOLD – 16.40 = 1369.30SILV – .16 = 21.78 The past couple of years, the financial markets have been very dependent on the Federal Reserve, perhaps overly dependent. Much of the fundamental analysis of companies and the economy has taken a backseat to the Fed’s unprecedented monetary policy of Quantitative Easing. The outlook for the financial markets for the remainder of the year boils down to potential changes in policy. The Federal Open Market Committee has begun its regularly scheduled policy meeting and tomorrow they will issue a policy statement followed by a press conference by Fed Chairman Bernanke. So, this time tomorrow we’ll know more but given the importance of monetary policy, it’s worthwhile to consider possibilities and possible market response. There are four possible scenarios to consider: The first scenario has the Fed announcing preparations for tapering off QE; they won’t actually stop QE tomorrow, they’ll just announce their intention to exit QE policy at some identifiable point down the road; and of course, it would be conditional on economic developments between now and the determined exit date; it would most like involve scaling back securities purchases without any specific targets for changing interest rates. This seems to be the most probable scenario right now. Since the Fed announced QE3 last September, the Bank of Japan has …

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – God Bless the Child

God Bless the Child by Sinclair Noe DOW – 43 – 14,676SPX +.01 = 1578NAS +0.32 = 326910 YR YLD un = 1.70%OIL + 2.43 = 91.61GOLD + 17.90 = 1432.50SILV + .22 = 23.26 Them that’s got shall get; them that’s not shall lose; so the Bible said, and it still is news. The Pew Research Center has analyzed the most recent date from the Census Bureau, and it turns out the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. During the first two years of the nation’s economic recovery, the mean net worth of households in the upper 7% of the wealth distribution rose by an estimated 28%, while the mean net worth of households in the lower 93% dropped by 4%. From the end of the recession in 2009 through 2011 (the last year for which Census Bureau wealth data are available), the 8 million households in the US with a net worth above $836,033 saw their aggregate wealth rise by an estimated $5.6 trillion, while the 111 million households with a net worth at or below that level saw their aggregate wealth decline by an estimated $0.6 trillion. Because of these differences, wealth inequality increased during the first two years of the recovery. The upper 7% of households saw their aggregate share of the nation’s overall household wealth pie rise to 63% in 2011, up from 56% in 2009. On an individual household basis, the mean wealth of households in this more affluent group was almost …

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013 – Traps Set

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. Traps Set by Sinclair Noe DOW – 111 = 14,550SPX – 16 = 1553NAS – 36 = 321810 YR YLD – .05 = 1.81%OIL – 2.72 = 94.47GOLD – 18.30 = 1558.90SILV – .28 = 27.08 We have a day like today and we are reminded of the fleeting nature of a bull run. The Russell 2000 cracked this week. It tried to get up yesterday, but small-caps couldn’t hold their ground. Transports followed with a thud. Both the transports and the Russell registered slightly lower highs to kick off the second quarter. Commodities have moved lower as of late; gold, silver, platinum, copper all sneaking back to support. Physical demand for the metals remains very strong and there appears to be a disconnect between the paper market and the physical market. It feels like someone is trying to set a trap for a greater fool. I don’t know whether this is a technical move, or if there is a fundamental reason. The news doesn’t always help. The big news story of the day is that the Rutgers basketball coach yelled …

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