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No BBQ, No Bitcoin, Atleast Our Pets Heads Are Still on

Welcome back. As Memorial Day weekend in the US is the official start of summer, we should start to see volumes in the stock markets head lower for the next few months. On the economic front, this week we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Investors will also look […]

Trump Overseas, What Could Go Wrong??

  Get your popcorn ready (we all know Putin is) as the world watches President Trump’s first overseas trip and meets with other world leaders. He hopefully doesn’t have an international incident that rattles markets ahead of the 3-day weekend coming up for Memorial Day. On the economic front, we have Durable Goods, University of […]

Where Have All the Traders Gone?

do-do-do, do-do-do As the mainstream media continues to have 24 hour coverage of Comey’s firing, investors will try to concentrate on the quieter than normal markets. On the economic front, we have a quiet week with Building Permits and Housing Starts. Of course North Korea can always saber rattle the markets by launching another missile. […]

At least I Read This Before I Sent It

After watching elected officials vote on a bill and admit to not actually reading it, investors will be looking forward to more stupidity from its elected officials. In the meantime, the adult in the room (the stock market) will be turning its attention to the latest out of earnings and the price of oil. On […]

Still Possibly a Banana Republic: Take 2

Traders will be dealing with déjà vu all over again over a possible government shutdown and a string of earnings. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate: After the disappointing US GDP figure last week, along with radio and Twitter […]

Don’t Kid Yourself, It’s a Banana Republic

Shut it down, shut it down. Investors have a busy week ahead starting with the reaction from the French Election. We have a ton of earnings data, economic data, a potential government shut down, and our first look at 1Q GDP. On the economic front, we have Consumer Confidence, Pending Home Sales, and New Home […]

A Nationalist, A Communist and An Independent Walk Into a Bar

This isn’t a joke, those are the top candidates to be the next President of France. And who does this picture remind us of? hmmmmm. French Elections: After Brexit and Trump, France is now saying “Hold My Beer.” The latest polls out of the French Presidential election are showing a 4-way race between a Nationalist […]

War, Huh! What is it Good For? Only Buying Gold

Well, that took long. All that American First banter and it took less than 100 days for Trump to bomb another country. Investors will spend the week watching to see if the Syria incursion becomes something bigger or if it’s just another blip on the map. Domestically, we have Michigan Sentiment and PPI during the […]

Waiting for That Reichstag Fire Moment

Investors have a busy week ahead with a string of economic data and our first look at 1Q earnings. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls, and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate: On Friday (4/7), we have the release of Non-Farm Payrolls, the Unemployment Rate and Average […]

Slow Motion Train Wrecks

Investors have a light week ahead as we close trading for the first quarter of 2017. On the domestic front, we have GDP Final Release and Consumer Confidence. GDP Final Release:  On Thursday (3/30) we get our third and final release of US GDP for the 4th quarter. The first release is the most impactful. […]

Don’t Cry For Me Sesame Street, The Truth Is I Don’t Need Your Money

Investors have a light data week ahead with most of the attention going towards the multiple Fed speakers. On the economic front, we have Existing Home Sales and Durable Orders. Fed Members Speak: This week, we have 5 FOMC members scheduled to give speeches across the country including Fed Chair Janet Yellen. After the first rate […]

“If You Fire Me Now, I Shall Become More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine”

– Preet Bharara’s potential last speech to Donald Trump before he got fired. Now that he has been fired by President Trump, “I felt a great disturbance in the force.”   After the shocking news for the sheriff of Wall Street over the weekend, investors will now turn their attention to WWJD March 17 Edition […]

13F’s (Video Link Included)

Here is video of me discussing 13f filings from the SEC. Below are some details about the discussion: 13F’s are filings where every investor with at least $100M of Assets under management has to file a quarterly position of every stock they own with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors have 45 days from when […]

Russia, Emails and Tweets… Oh My!!!

Investors have a busy week ahead with a string of economic data and continued monitoring of President Trump’s Tweets and Executive orders. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Interest Rates: Last week, the odds of the Fed raising interest rates at March’s meeting spiked […]

Doesn’t the Treasury Secretary’s Name Sound Like a Street Fighter 2 Sound?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHJKS3r_YUg Investors will turn their attention this week toward economic data, Fed Speakers and President Trump’s First Speech to Congress. On the economic calendar we have a heavy week with Consumer Confidence, Durable Orders, 2nd estimate of GDP and the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI. GDP Second Release: On Tuesday (2/28), we get our second release of US […]

The Markets Keep Going Up and At Them

Investors will stay on their toes as they monitor loose cannon Trump’s possible Tweets, media bashing (and entertaining) press conferences and possible executive orders during the Holiday shortened week. On the economic calendar, we are relatively quiet with Michigan Sentiment and the FOMC Meeting Minutes. Earnings Last Hurrah: Earnings winds down as we have now […]

Hello Super Nintendo Devos

Will we have a whole generation of Ralph Wiggum’s? Investors will be watching Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony as another string of earnings come in this week. We will also continue to monitor President Trump’s Executive Orders and potential 3AM tweets. On the economic front, we have a busy week with PPI, CPI, Retail Sales, […]

The Governator for President

Only a Constitutional Amendment Away Investors have another earnings heavy week with continued monitoring of President Trump’s Executive orders. On the economic front, we have University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment. Earnings: Earnings have now seen over 270 companies of the S&P 500 companies report 4th quarter earnings. 67% have beaten earnings expectations with 48% beating […]

Big Surprise – FOMC Doves Coo

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Time for a #NYexit

Time for a #NYexit Investors have a busy week ahead with the Fed statement, a ton of earnings and continued monitoring of President Trump’s Executive orders. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Fed Meeting: On Wednesday (2/1), the Fed will release their first statement […]

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