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Game of Thrones Saudi Style

Investors have a lot to digest this week from geo political to a potential change in fiscal policy. On the economic front, we have CPI, Retail Sales, PPI and Building Permits.   Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Every single lobby group continues to be in lockdown, as the Senate and House versions of the tax bill […]

And Now the Tough Part Begins

After an extremely heavy economic week, investors have a break as they concentrate on earnings and the ongoing negotiations for passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.   Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Now with every single lobby group in DC in lockdown, headlines out of the negotiations can potentially affect certain sectors. So if […]

Who will be the Most Powerful Person in the World?

Hint: It’s not the President, and not in a Dr. Evil kind of way. And we’re back, after a brief hiatus. Investors will be concentrating on 3Q earnings and the latest on the potential new Fed Chair, and the ECB has their interest rate statement. On the economic front, we have GDP First Release and […]

Another Hurricane? Buy the Dip

Investors will look at the damage from Hurricane Irma as insurance companies (and hedge funds) start to close their eyes and we start the cleanup process. On the economic calendar, we have CPI, Retail Sales and PPI. Hurricane Aftermath: After destroying islands in the Caribbean last week, Hurricane Irma made landfall this weekend along the west […]

Possible War? Buy the Dip!!!

As Labor Day weekend in the US is the official end of summer, we should start to see volumes pick up again in the stock markets over the next few months. On the economic front, we have a quiet week with ISM Non – Manufacturing PMI. Investors will also look to see if we have […]

Expect Liquor Companies To Go Higher With All The Rain

As Harvey continues to dump excessive amounts of rain in Texas, we have another relatively quiet week ahead until Friday. Then, we fade into the last weekend of summer and the long Labor Day weekend. Traders will also continue to assess the damage from Hurricane Harvey. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the […]

Just Work On Tax Reform Please!!!

 Investors have another heavy earnings week ahead as we also await the latest Unemployment Rate and Average Hourly Earnings figures. Additionally, on the economic front, we have Personal Spending, Pending Home Sales and Challenger Job Cuts. Earnings: Earnings had their heaviest week last week, so it’s all down here from here. We still have a heavy […]

A Quiet Data Week, Not So Quiet for Earnings

Investors will turn their attention towards the latest out of earnings as we have a quiet data week. On the economic front, we have Empire State Manufacturing, Building Permits and Housing Starts. Earnings: After our first bout of earnings with the banks last Friday, earnings heat up as investors get to hear from 70 S&P 500 […]

Servers on a Beach

Working much harder than New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ever would   After a heavy week on the economic front, investors will turn their attention to the testimony of Fed Chair Janet Yellen in front of the House Financial Services Committee. On the economic front, we have CPI, Retail Sales and University of Michigan Sentiment. […]

No BBQ, No Bitcoin, At least 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Q1 2017 Market Commentary: Trump, the Fed, Globalists, and Gold

This past quarter in the markets was one of the more interesting three-month periods we’ve had in a while. Not because of what took place, but rather, the lack of what took place, considering the boiling global geopolitical climate. Almost all of Q1 unfolded against a backdrop of zero volatility and confounding complacency not seen […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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