Financial Review

Quiet, Almost Too Quiet

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-03-09-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS…..Flat days the new norm. Glass-Steagall lives? ECB holds steady. Layoffs down. Jobless claims up. AZ loses jobs in Jan. Bill Gross on the Trump mirage and nitro on a bumpy road. 10-year note crosses 2.6%. No sale on paint. GE sells water works. Sears fading away. Flippers got legs. Happy and healthy cities. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 03-09-2017

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Waiting for the Storm

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-10-06-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS…..Unemployment benefits drop – why? Layoffs up. Freelance nation. Hurricane Matthew heads for Florida. Will anyone buy Twitter. Wal-Mart invests in e-commerce. Mylan overcharged. Theranos can’t pass the test. Deutsche Bank – still no deal. Samsung replacement phone catches fire. Airplane emissions. Uber offers free rides to the train.   Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 10-06-2016

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$6 Battery

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-05-05-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLayoffs, arbitration, underperforming hedge funds and junk ETFs; and how I upgraded my smartphone. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 05-05-2016

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Who Blinks First?

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-02-04-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 02-04-2016   DOW + 79 = 16,416 SPX + 2 = 1915 NAS + 5 = 4509 10 Y – .02 = 1.86% OIL – .52 = 31.76 GOLD + 13.00 = 1156.40   Equity markets were all over the place once again today as crude oil popped and then dropped.   Initial jobless claims rose in the last week of January but remained at a very low level. New claims rose by 8,000 a seasonally adjusted 285,000 in the seven days stretching from Jan. 24 to Jan 30. Any number below 300,000 is historically considered a sign of a robust labor market, but claims are no longer falling rapidly. In the last two weeks of January, for example, the number of new claims was slightly higher compared with the same two weeks in 2014. It’s the first time in three years that has happened for two weeks in a row.   The productivity of U.S. businesses fell at a 3% annual pace in the fourth quarter, marking the biggest decline in almost two years. Weak productivity growth has been a hallmark of the near-seven-year economic recovery. Productivity increased just 0.6% in 2015, less than one-third the average since the end of World War II. In the fourth quarter, employees put in more time on the job but output of goods and services barely rose. Output edged up a …

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Remember Remember

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-11-05-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 11-05-2015 DOW – 4 = 17,863 SPX – 2 = 2099 NAS – 14 = 5127 10 YR YLD + .02 = 2.25% OIL – .94 = 45.38 GOLD – 3.90 = 1104.60 SILV – .12 = 15.04   Janet Yellen testified on Capitol Hill yesterday afternoon. Yellen was speaking at a hearing about financial regulation. Congress in 2010 created the position of vice chairman for regulation at the Fed and required that person to report regularly, but 5 years later, the position has not been filled; Ms. Yellen testified instead. The conversation quickly turned to interest rates, and Yellen said the Fed could raise rates in December; she thinks the economy is performing well, and so a rate hike would be appropriate, but no decision has been made. The markets are now putting the odds of a December rate hike at almost 60%.   The Bank of England said “no” to an interest rate hike this morning; they cited gloomier prospects for global growth. Bank of England chief Mark Carney, who had previously played down threats to major economies from slowing growth in China and other emerging markets, sent a cautious message that pointed to UK borrowing costs remaining on hold until 2017. The pound fell a full cent against the dollar in response, but the dollar handed back all of its gains in morning trade to stand flat …

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Taking on Water

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-11-06-2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:17 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review DOW + 69 = 17,554 SPX + 7 = 2031 NAS + 17 = 4638 10 YR YLD + .03 = 2.38% OIL – .70 = 77.98 GOLD + 1.30 = 1142.30 SILV + .11 = 15.53 Record highs for the Dow Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index. Milk and cookies time. Outplacement consultant Challenger, Gray & Christmas says layoffs increased by 51,000 last month. Layoffs are down 4% from a year ago, and the increase in October follows a 14 year low in September. Meanwhile, the Labor Department reports the number of Americans applying for new jobless benefits fell by 10,000 last week, to 278,000; the eighth straight week under 300,000. This is all part of the setup for tomorrow morning’s monthly jobs report. The big news today comes from the European Central Bank; ECB president Mario Draghi announced the central bank will increase its balance sheet by €1 trillion, or about $1.2 trillion, over the next 2 years. Interest rates are already at record lows, and Draghi has said they can go no lower. The ECB has issued long-term loans to banks and started buying covered bonds in the hope of flooding the economy with enough liquidity to ease credit constraints. Purchases of asset-backed securities are due to start this month. Exactly what the ECB will purchase remains uncertain, but they are likely to move into the €1.4 trillion market …

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – I Have Copyrighted the Term “Fiscal Cliff”. Pay Up!

I Have Copyrighted the Term “Fiscal Cliff”. Pay Up! by Sinclair Noe DOW + 82 = 13,034SPX + 2 = 1409NAS – 22 = 297310 YR YLD – .02 = 1.59%OIL – .62 = 87.88GOLD – 2.50 = 1695.30 SILV unch = 33.01 Let’s take a look at the economic news. The ISM services index moved up to 54.7% in November from 54.2% in October; indicating expansion in the services side of the economy. Earlier this week, the ISM said its manufacturing index fell back into negative territory for the fourth time in six months. Third quarter productivity rose a revised 2.9%, the fastest rate in two years, compared to a first reading of 1.9%. Workers produced goods and services more efficiently than the first estimate suggested. This is an important number because it gives the Federal Reserve some wiggle room to continue to pump money into the Mortgage backed securities market, without the fear of inflation. It also means businesses are squeezing more output out of each worker, and so it reflects a reluctance to hire or raise wages. Payroll processor ADP says employers added 118,000 jobs last month. That’s below October’s total of 157,000, which was revised lower; mostly because Hurricane Sandy shut down factories, retail stores, and other companies. The ADP report might provide clues about the Labor Department’s monthly jobs report due on Friday. That report is expected to show the unemployment rate climbing to 8% from 7.9%. There is little sign yet that business concerns over potential …

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