Financial Review

Quick Shock

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-07-11-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:15 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS…..Wall Street shocked by Junior’s email chain. McConnell tries to rally support for BCRA. Still to come a budget and tax reform. Seattle raises income tax. Traders look to bank earnings. Small biz sentiment slips. JOLT shows strong labor market. Waiting on Yellen testimony. Net neutrality and an internet-wide day of action. The best deals around. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 07-11-2017

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Computer Says

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-06-13-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 7.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS…..Dow, S&P, and Russell hit record highs. Computers have taken over stocks. Wholesale inflation flat. Home prices pop. NFIB small biz optimism flat. CFO optimism wanes. Waiting on the Fed. Mr. Sessions in the briar patch. Russian cyberattack was bigger than thought. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 06-13-2017

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Farewell, Goodbye

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1A-01-10-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:16 — 5.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  …..Homebuyer sentiment down. Small biz optimism. Consumer credit up. More job openings. Repeal and replace with something maybe. Farewell address. AZ State of the State – we needs schoolin. Apple to Mesa. Yahoo now Altaba or something maybe. Blockchain goes mainstream. BofA fined again. VW settles for guilty. Goodbye The Limited. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 01-10-2017

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Inside the Stagecoach

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-09-13-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Down again. Market turbulence begets volatility. Oil falls; IEA says no equilibrium. Bolt will beat Tesla to market. Soar growth. Solar showdown in Nevada. Freeport-McMoRan exits Gulf of Mexico. Fewer in poverty. Small biz worried about election. Hanjin docks in LA. Wells Fargo – bandits inside the stagecoach. Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 09-13-2016

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No F8 but What You Make

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-04-12-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe start of earnings season, oil bounces, Fedspeak, and our F8 is to talk to bots.   Financial Review by Sinclair Noe for 04-12-2016

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Dark Clouds

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-01-12-2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 01-12-2016   DOW + 117 = 16,516 SPX + 15 = 4658 NAS + 47 = 4685 10 Y – .06 = 2.10% OIL – .67 = 30.74 GOLD – 7.70  = 1087.50 The recent sell-off on Wall Street has some of the investment banks worried. For the past 7 years, JPMorgan Chase has seen every dip in the market as a buying opportunity. Now they are changing their tune and advising clients to sell any rally. A report from JPMorgan’s chief equity strategist cites several areas that are raising red flags, including: deteriorating technical indicators, expectations of anemic corporate earnings combined with the downward trajectory in U.S. manufacturing activity and a continued weakness in commodities, with oil dropping under $20 a barrel.   RBS, the Royal Bank of Scotland, says investors face a “cataclysmic year” where stock markets could fall by up to 20% and oil could slip as low as $10 a barrel. In a note to its clients the bank said: “Sell everything except high quality bonds. This is about return of capital, not return on capital. In a crowded hall, exit doors are small.” It said the current situation was reminiscent of 2008, when the collapse of the Lehman Brothers investment bank led to the global financial crisis. This time China could be the crisis point.   Goldman Sachs is warning that global stock markets may get worse. …

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Good to be King

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-12-08-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 12-08-2015 DOW – 162 = 17,568 SPX – 13 = 2063 NAS – 3 = 5098 10 YR YLD + .02 = 2.24% OIL – .08 = 37.57 GOLD + 3.40 = 1075.60   Back to back triple digit losses for the Dow and much of the carnage can be traced to the energy sector and the drop in oil prices. The problem is not just that many energy related companies might suffer losses, but that many of those companies carry big debt loads. Oil prices actually closed above the lows for the day. There was probably profit-taking by some of the shorts and bargain-hunting by those that think we’re going to rise for at least a little bit. Short-term gains in no way negate the bearish implications from this weekend’s OPEC meeting.   OPEC had a collective target of 30 million barrels a day since 2012 but they have been cheating on quotas and producing about 5% more. The important point is that OPEC is no longer the only game on the planet. Most of the global market doesn’t have any ceiling on production. Americans don’t have any ceiling. Russians don’t have any ceiling. Iran has been partially locked out of the global markets and they look to come back with a boatload of supply next month. And the Saudis are fighting a war in Yemen and their national budget is …

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No Rhyme nor Reason

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-09-08-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe for 09-08-2015   DOW + 390 = 16,492 SPX + 48 = 1969 NAS + 128 = 4811 10 YR YLD + .06 = 2.19% OIL – .11 = 45.94 GOLD – 1.40 = 1122.40 SILV + .22 = 14.90   There is no particular rhyme nor reason to explain today’s rally on Wall Street, or for that matter, last week’s declines. Last Friday’s jobs report did little to provide clarity about whether the Fed would raise rates at next week’s FOMC meeting.   The economy added 173,000 jobs in August, which was below expectations; and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1%. Following Friday’s employment data, futures market traders predicted about a 20 percent chance a rate hike will come this month, down from around 30 percent before the jobs report. I think the Fed might act next week, just to clear the air. If you remember back to the “taper tantrum” of 2013, when the markets became jittery about the prospect of the end of Quantitative Easing, the anticipation was worse than the actual event. So, the easiest thing might just be to do it and be done.   Of course, it is easy to argue against a rate hike. The U-6 unemployment rate is still around 10.3%; some people consider this the “real” unemployment rate because it includes part-time employees seeking full-time jobs and marginally employed workers. The …

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One Thing Is One Thing

http://media.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/p/content.blubrry.com/eatthebankers/SINCLAIR_NOE-SEG_1-01-13-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:16 — 6.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFinancial Review by Sinclair Noe DOW – 27 = 17,613 SPX – 5 = 2023 NAS – 3 = 4661 10 YR YLD – .02 = 1.89% OIL – .03 = 46.04 GOLD – 2.30 = 1232.10 SILV + .43 = 17.14 The stock market went south so fast. We started the day with a triple digit gain, up more than 250 points, then down by more than 100; there was a 425 point swing from high to low. It is earnings reporting season. Shares of home builder KB Homes fell 16% after reporting softer demand in the fourth quarter hit gross margins, which will continue to lag prior-year results for some time. CSX, the railroad company, today announced record fourth-quarter 2014 net earnings of $491 million, a 15 percent increase from $426 million for the same period last year. The company also generated record fourth-quarter earnings per share of $0.49, up 17 percent from $0.42 per share in 2013. Tomorrow, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo will report earnings; Bank of America reports on Thursday, and Goldman Sachs on Friday. MetLife wants the government off its back. The US’s biggest life insurer is going to sue to challenge its designation as “systemically important”. The institutions that receive the designation are expected to bolster their capital and liquidity and to submit to heightened monitoring by the Federal Reserve under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act to prevent another financial …

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