Financial Review

No Small Feat

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-03-27-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…..8 days down. Move on to taxes. Kushner swats at reinventing government, after he testifies. Crack down on sanctuary. States’ tax revenue falls. A week of Fedspeak. OPEC considering extending production cuts. Retail sector ugliness. D-Fanged. Bill Gross settles. UPS must pay for cigs. Uber self-driving car crash. Las Vegas Raiders. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 03-27-2017

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No Fear

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-10-31-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…..Merger Monday: GE Oil-Baker Hughes, CenturyLink – Level 3, Blackstone-TeamHealth. On the hitter’s deck; Draftkings-FanDuel, Brocade, Broadcom. Consumers spend more, save less. Fed FOMC Wednesday; Jobs report Friday. Bond markets are rattled. OPEC and non-OPEC can’t agree on output cuts (shocking!). Moodys includes climate change in bond ratings. Happy Halloween. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 10-31-2016

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Groping Along

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-03-30-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe   DOW + 263 = 17,976 SPX + 25 = 2086 NAS + 56 = 4947 10 YR YLD + .01 = 1.96% OIL – .19 = 48.68 GOLD – 13.40 = 1186.00 SILV – .28 = 16.79   The Commerce Department reports consumer spending rose just 0.1% in February; that follows a decline in January. The small increase in spending in February and outright decline in January suggest the economy failed in early 2015 to match the pace of growth at the end of last year. Gross domestic product is forecast to expand just 1.4% in the first quarter, down from 2.2% in the fourth quarter and 5% in the third quarter. Part of the problem might be harsh winter weather; if that is the case, we might expect a rebound in consumer spending in the spring.   Or maybe the American consumer is tired of spending, and is actually starting to save. The saving rate jumped in February to 5.8 percent, the highest since December 2012 and up from 4.4 percent just three months earlier. The savings rate slumped to as low as 1.9 percent in the run-up to the recession, a sign too many Americans were spending beyond their means. Since then, consumers have been trying to clean up their finances.   The National Association of Realtors said its pending-home-sales index rose 3.1% to 106.9 after …

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