Financial Review

Brad Holcomb – ISM

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/BRAD_HOLCOMB-SEG_2-03-01-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:10 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSinclair Noe audio interview with Brad Holcomb, chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Committee.

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Super Tuesday

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-03-01-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 03-01-2016   DOW + 348 = 16,865 SPX + 46 = 1978 NAS + 131 = 4689 10 Y + .09 = 1.83% OIL + .14 = 33.89 GOLD – 6.60 = 1232.70   It was the best one-day percentage gain for the S&P 500 and the Dow since Jan. 29. The Nasdaq Composite saw its biggest one day gain since August. The S&P 500’s rally today leaves it lower by just 3% year-to-date, and the Nasdaq’s advance brings its loss for the year to 6.4%. Biotechnology, which underperformed by a huge margin yesterday, came to life today with the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index ETF (IBB) surging 4.4%. The small cap Russel 2000 broke through its own 50 day moving average for the first time since December 9. However, it rose 2.0% vs. the S&P 500’s 2.4% gain. Elsewhere, regional banks, cybersecurity, high-yield bond ETFs, and energy names also impressed. The Utilities sector, which is hurt by higher rates, was by far the worst performing S&P sector today.   Today is Super Tuesday. The polls will begin closing at 7 PM eastern time. A total of 595 Republican delegates are up for grabs in 11 states of the 1,237 needed to clinch the GOP nomination in 11 states; Donald Trump is expected to win 10 of the 11 states, with a close race in Texas, where Ted Cruz holds the lead. Sanders and Clinton are facing off …

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Anthony Nieves – ISM

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/TONY_NIEVES-SEG_2-02-03-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:10 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSinclair Noe audio interview with Anthony Nieves, chair of the Institute for Supply Management Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. January NMI at 53.5%, down 2.3% from December reading of 55.8%.

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Most Powerful Might Not Be Enough

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-03-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:17 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-03-2016 DOW + 183 = 16,336 SPX + 9 = 1912 NAS – 12 = 4504 10 Y + .02 = 1.88% OIL + 2.41 = 32.29 GOLD + 13.20 = 1143.20     Activity in the services sector slowed to a near two-year low in January. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of non-manufacturing activity fell to 53.5 last month, the lowest level since February 2014, from 55.8 in December. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the service sector. Service industries reported growth in new orders continued to slow, with export orders contracting last month.   Private-sector employment gains increased in January but at a slower pace than in the prior month. Employers added 205,000 jobs in January, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP tweaked December’s gain to 267,000 from a prior estimate of 257,000. The ADP report is used as an early predictor of the government’s monthly jobs report, due out Friday morning.   The Fed’s adding a new twist to its severely adverse scenario in this year’s stress test – asking lenders how they would handle a prolonged period of rates below zero. Ninety-day bill rates slipped below 0% a number of times over the past few years, but never stayed there for very long. Negative rates, of course, are breaking out all over Europe, and the Bank of Japan last week introduced …

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Or Just Google It

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-01-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-01-2016 DOW – 17 = 16,449 SPX – 0.86 = 1939 NAS + 6 = 4620 10 Y + .04 = 1.97% OIL – 2.23 = 31.39 GOLD + 10.20 = 1129.00   Following the S&P’s worst January since 2009 ( down -5.1%), and a volatile month for oil prices, about a fifth of S&P 500 companies will report earnings this week, while lots of economic data (manufacturing figures, auto sales and Friday’s jobs report) could also help determine the future direction of stocks. The consensus estimate calls for about 185,000 net new jobs in January, down from 292,000 in December. And just a reminder that last Friday brought the first look at fourth quarter GDP, which grew at an anemic 0.7% annual rate in the fourth quarter. That’s a bad quarter to be sure, and real GDP is up only 1.8% from a year ago. That’s a weak year judged by the US postwar average of 3.1%, but is not far from the 2.1% annual growth we’ve been averaging since 2009. The Atlanta Fed model’s initial estimate for first-quarter growth has been published; the “Nowcast” of first-quarter growth calls for 1.2% annualized growth. Weak, but not recessionary.   Also on Friday, the Bank of Japan moved to negative interest rates; this Wednesday BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is scheduled to speak. Today, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi addressed the …

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Bradley Holcombe – ISM

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/BRADLEY_HOLCOMBE-SEG_2-02-01-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:10 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBradley Holcombe, chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. The January PMI came in at 48.2%, up from 48% in December.

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ISM – Anthony Nieves

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/TONY_NIEVES-SEG_2-01-06-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:10 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSinclair Noe audio interview with Anthony Nieves, chair of the ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey.

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Bon Appetit

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-01-06-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 01-06-2016 DOW – 252 = 16,906 SPX – 26 = 1990 NAS – 55 = 4835 10 Y – .07 =  2.18% OIL – 1.98 = 33.99 GOLD + 16.30 = 1094.80   Sometimes the world can be a messy place. Global markets get discombobulated. That has been the case in the first few trading days of the year. Saudi Arabia and Iran are about as friendly as cats and dogs, China’s economic growth is grinding slower, and then, in left field, North Korea drops a bomb, or at least tests a bomb, maybe.   North Korea announced that scientists had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a magnitude 5.1 earthquake was triggered near North Korea’s nuclear test site in the northeast of the country, but could not confirm that it was related to an H-bomb test.   China’s central bank set the yuan’s reference rate at an unexpectedly weak level, a reminder of the shock depreciation in August that sparked a wave of financial-market turmoil. Chinese media said that last summer’s selling ban on major shareholders would remain in place until the government publishes new rules on such sales.  The Shanghai Composite Index jumped 2.3 percent. Emerging-market stocks dropped to a six-year low and developing-nation currencies declined versus the dollar, while shares in Europe resumed losses after closing higher on Tuesday. Investors are continuing …

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Off to the Races

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-01-04-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 01-04-2016 DOW – 276 = 17,148 SPX – 31 = 2012 NAS – 104 = 4903 10 YR – .02 = 2.25% OIL – .11 = 36.93 GOLD + 13.50 = 1075.50 The Dow started the morning with a 467 point decline. An inauspicious start to trading in 2016 kicked off, or more accurately fell down, this morning in China. Traders in Shanghai reacted to growing tensions in the Middle East and a drop in one of China’s manufacturing gauges. Fresh manufacturing surveys revived concerns about Beijing’s economic slowdown. China’s manufacturing activity contracted for the 10th straight month in December – the official manufacturing PMI stood at 49.7 in December. The yuan, which began new extended trading hours today, also hit its lowest point in more than four years in both onshore and offshore trade.   The China CSI 300 Index dropped 5% and that triggered circuit breakers that resulted in a 30 minute halt in trading of all stocks. When trading resumed, the traders were scared and they rushed to exit their positions. In a matter of about 7 minutes the Index dropped to a loss of 7%, and the next round of circuit breakers triggered a halt to trading for the remainder of the day.   The benchmark Shanghai Composite index closed the shortened session down 6.85% while the broader CSI 300 index, encompassing the largest listed …

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Bradley Holcomb – ISM Manufacturing

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/BRAD_HOLCOMB-SEG_2-01-04-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:10 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSinclair Noe audio interview with Bradley Holcomb, chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. Jan. 04, 2016

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