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Weekly Unemployment Claims: Up 3K
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 10:39:36:000
By Jill Mislinski Here is the opening statement from the Department of Labor: In the week ending June 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 222,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 … read more...
Merk Research: U.S. Business Cycle Report June 2019
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 23:45:00:000
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Switch From Trade Fears To Rate Cut Hopes Lifts Stocks
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 17:42:42:000
Originally published on June 11, 2019 The financial news media has switched its obsession from trade tariffs to a coming Fed rate cut, so the news media is finally reporting some more positive news for a change and the market "melted up" by almost 5% last week, recovering more than two-thi… read more...
Reappearance Of 'Crash Phobia' Is Good News
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 10:35:53:000
There are many signs that astute investors look for to confirm that a bottom has been made after a market decline. One of the most important signs is the tell-tale increase in investor pessimism as measured by various sentiment polls. But an even more reliable indication that the market is pri… read more...
The Unemployment Rate Has Been Left Even Lonelier
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 02:32:03:000
The unemployment rate has been maybe the loneliest of numbers. That didn't quite mean it was entirely alone. Of the major economic accounts, only the JOLTS series and only one part of that series suggested the big mainstream employment indicator was anywhere close to accurate. Job Openings ((J… read more...
World Markets Update
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 06:54:28:000
By Jill Mislinski All eight indexes on our world watch list posted gains through June 10, 2019. The top performer is China's Shanghai SSE with a 15.69% gain and in second is our own S&P 500 with a gain of 15.01%. In third is France's CAC 40 with a gain of 14.78%. Coming in last is Toky… read more...
Technically Speaking: The 'Sellable Rally' Chart Review
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 04:23:25:000
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been discussing a " sellable rally " following the sell-off during the month of May. To wit : "This week we are going to look at the recent sell-off and the potential for a short-term 'sellable' rally to rebalance portfolio risks into. The markets o… read more...
The Dollar, High-Yield Bond Market And S&P 500 Revenue Growth
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 03:23:04:000
The two US dollar proxies followed regularly are the Invesco DB USD Bullish ETF (UUP) and the DXY. The UUP is a tradeable ETF, but it generates a K-1, therefore I stopped buying it for clients. Both the DXY and the UUP have identical currency weightings: Euro: 58% Yen: 14% … read more...
U.S. Imports From China Plunge As Other Emerging Markets Fill The Gap
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 03:04:53:000
By Jeffrey Kleintop Last week, the April U.S. trade report revealed that overall U.S. imports are basically unchanged from the end of last year, but imports from China have plunged. Let's take a closer look at China's loss and which countries may be benefitting. U.S. imports from China t… read more...
Weekly Market Notes - June 10, 2019
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 02:15:00:000
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Here Is Why The Fed's Rate Cuts Won't Have The Desired Effect
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 17:56:22:000
On Tuesday, the Fed hinted that it was ready to take action if the US economy started showing signs of weakness. The market cheered and rallied, and we are now only 2% away from all-time highs (as of the time of writing this article). The stock market now expects at least one rate cut, while t… read more...
Market Commentary - June 6, 2019
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 04:45:00:000
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Seems All About The Fed At The Moment
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 04:38:28:000
Since the Federal Reserve began raising the Fed Funds rate in December 2015, there have been nine rate increases. Now that the Fed is in a pause mode, strategists and investors have turned their focus on rate cuts. It seems as though strategists believe the equity market and economy cannot mov… read more...
The Powell Put
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 04:25:16:000
By Brad Tank, Chief Investment Officer - Fixed Income Was last week's bounce for risk assets a mere taste of what's to come if the Fed cuts rates this year? One of my research colleagues came into the office looking a little starstruck last week. He'd just snapped a photo of Federal Re… read more...
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-09 04:26:55:000
Torsten Slok at DB updates this lovely graph on occasion. Here's what it means. Fed fund futures are essentially bets on where the federal funds rate will be at various points in the future. Thus, you can read from the dashed lines the market's guess about where the federal funds rate will go … read more...
Should Markets Heed Recession Warnings?
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-09 02:46:36:000
By Edward Perks, E xecutive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions Amid a renewed US-China trade spat and additional tariff tensions between the United States and Mexico, investor concerns about a possible recession have heightened, accord… read more...
What's Behind The Historic Valuation Gap In Equities?
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-09 02:06:35:000
By Carmel Corbett Wellso As sectors ranging from manufacturing to financials experience disruption, the valuation gap between growth and value stocks continues to widen. Director of Research Carmel Wellso explains why careful stock selection is important at this stage of the cycle. … read more...
Sorry Permabulls, It's Not Different This Time - Got Gold?
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-09 01:46:22:000
An inverted yield curve has historically been the most accurate indicator of an impending or concurrent recession. The inversion during late 2006 and most of 2007 is a good example. Studies have shown that curve inversions precede a recession anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. I would argue th… read more...
Recession Anxieties, June 2019
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-08 13:55:23:000
Editor's note: This article was originally published on June 7, 2019 by Menzie Chinn here . Different forward looking models show increasing likelihood of a recession. Most recent readings of key series highlighted by the NBER's Business Cycle Dating Committee (BCDC) suggest a peak, altho… read more...
Welcome To The Decade Of Slow Economic Growth
via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-08 12:52:29:000
The world economy has grown tremendously in the last 100 years driven by multiple factors such as population growth, technological advancements and rapid urbanization, not to mention a healthy dose of inflation (with exceptions) throughout the time. We expect the global economic growth to slow… read more...
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