How To Halt a Supply Chain.

Our story begins in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. And their continuing effort to push the boundaries of environmental laws and …

The Beginning Of Supply-Chain Woes.

Our story begins in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. And their continuing effort to push the boundaries of environmental laws and …

Where The Supply-Chain Woes Begin.

Our story begins in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. And their continuing effort to push the boundaries of environmental laws and …

the Week In Review

A Look back at the five trading days, which made up last week. Inflation, Retail Sales, China all that and more...

The Week Past: Stock Market, Economy, Inflation.

It's been quite a week. Inflation reports, retail sales, and always China. Join me as we take a look at the week just past.

The Week Past: Stock Market, Economy, Inflation.

It's been quite a week. Inflation reports, retail sales, and always China. Join me as we take a look at the week just past.

A Look Back At The Week Past: China, Inflation, Retail Sales.

Friday helped turn some of the technical indicators around:

 

These last two days in the market, have been just enough to turn the technical outlook completely around. And although it …

China, Inflation, Supply Chain All On This Week In Review.

A very busy week in the stock market: China, Supply  Chain, Inflation. Let's talk about it.

Who Won And Who Lost During the Economic Lock-Down?

It was just over a year ago, that this nation was going through one of the most difficult periods in our history.

We were told that a rampant …

What Really Happened During The Economic Lock-Down?

It was just over a year ago, that this nation was going through one of the most difficult periods in our history.

We were told that a rampant …

Consumer Sentiment Slams Biden‘s Economic Policy.

This is a direct measure of how the President and his Administration is meeting the economic challenges of the country. Now this has always been a disaster for President Biden. His high …

What Lock-Down Really Meant: A Retail Perspective.

It was just over a year ago, that this nation was going through one of the most difficult periods in our history.

We were told that a rampant …

China Treats The USA Like A Colony.

It's a model that is literally hundreds of years old. It's called Mercantilism. It was the way that the European Empires of the 17th and 18th century …

China Treats USA As If It‘s A Colony.

This is not at all what's happening in the US. America is buying those finished goods from China. We don't have a Supply chain, at all. We buy comparatively few raw materials. What we …

Earnings Up, So Is The Stock Market!

Markets are all up over a percent, as a Great Group of Earnings have been delivered, and initial claims for unemployment have declined to the lowest level since the Pandemic began over a …

“Supply Chain,” The Biggest Misnomer In Economics.

We call it the supply chain. And by that most of us, generally mean that we're having a difficult time getting those everyday things, that we use …

JP Morgan A Key Players In Mergers and Acquisitions.

It's often said that it's rarefied air on Wall Street. Well, if that's true, it's the air is even more rare, uptown at the Park Avenue Headquarters of the Nation's Largest Bank: JP Morgan …

Gold And The Long Bond, Today‘s Big Winners.

Overall it was a listless session, with little firm directions Major averages finishing just fractionally higher.

We did have a big change in leadership however, with Energy Stocks …

JP Morgan Earnings Plus Fed Minutes.

Well, it's the thought on everyone's mind: When will the Fed Taper? And by how much? Will they just cut back on their monthly bond purchases? Or will they raise interest rates also?

Positive Results From JP Morgan Chase...But...

It's often said that it's rarefied air on Wall Street. Well, if that's true, it's the air is even more rare, uptown at the Park Avenue Headquarters of the Nation's Largest Bank: JP Morgan …

Looking Forward Until Tomorrow...

For the second day I a row, stocks close weak. Near the low point of the day. For technicians, this implies that the next day, will also open weak. And although we missed that this morning, …

Stocks Finish Down, But Look Forward To Tomorrow‘s Beginning Of Earnings Season.

And what a day, Wednesday is shaping up to be. It is the unofficial opening of earnings season.

With the nation's largest bank, JP Morgan Chase beginning the festivities when they release …

China‘s Financial Struggles, IMF Projects Slower Growth.

The International monetary Fund just released their latest economic projections. In it they lopped another 1/10th% off their estimate of this year's global economic growth. And have …

The Chinese ”Meme” Is Crashing.

The Chinese Market is vast. With a population of a billion it is a marketplace of unimaginable depth. And that's the “carrot” that has enticed …

As Bond Yields Rise, What‘s It Mean For Stocks?

Risk versus No Risk, it's a question that portfolio managers need to ask every day. Because this equation between the two kinds of returns changes …

It‘s Stocks v. Bonds, What The Best Investment Now?

Risk versus No Risk, it's a question that portfolio managers need to ask every day. Because this equation between the two kinds of returns changes …

From London To Beijing Energy Continues Higher.

Energy is the big news so far today. With markets from Beijing to London reporting higher and higher energy prices.

In China it is reported that massive flooding has inundated early 9% of …

Here Come The Bonds...

Risk versus No Risk, it's a question that portfolio managers need to ask every day. Because this equation between the two kinds of returns changes …

This Week: October 11 - 15.

Finally we get a detailed look at the Consumer this week. With two reports on Friday,

First comes the latest in Retail Sales, which peaked in March, and have declining ever since.

And …

Next Week: October 11- 15.

Next we'll get two measures of Inflation, On Wednesday Inflation at the retail level, where were seeing a rate of inflation that is 3 ½ times higher than we began the year.

Interestingly …

The Week Ahead: October 11 -15.

There are 6 economic reports that I'm focused on this week.

First 2 reports on employment: the Jolts Job Openings reporting on Tuesday, and the …

This Week‘s Preview, October 11 - 15.

So we've just started the fourth quarter. For most companies it's the most important quarter of the year. Most, will be preparing their annual report, and preparing for the report to …

Looking Back At Last Week.

What an interesting week. The week began with a crisis on whether the Senate could come to an agreement on how to extend the national debt ceiling. …

Looking Back At Last Week.

What an interesting week. The week began with a crisis on whether the Senate could come to an agreement on how to extend the national debt ceiling. …

Looking Back At Last Week.

What an interesting week. The week began with a crisis on whether the Senate could come to an agreement on how to extend the national debt ceiling. …

The Week In Review.

What an interesting week. The week began with a crisis on whether the Senate could come to an agreement on how to extend the national debt ceiling. …

The Week In Review.

What an interesting week. The week began with a crisis on whether the Senate could come to an agreement on how to extend the national debt ceiling. …

A Quiet End To A busy Week.

What an interesting week. The week began with a crisis on whether the Senate could come to an agreement on how to extend the national debt ceiling. …

At The End Of The Week, We‘re Right Back Where We Started...

What an interesting week. The week began with a crisis on whether the Senate could come to an agreement on how to extend the national debt ceiling. …

Payrolls Come In Far Below Estimates.

Payrolls, to say that was a shock, would be the understatement of the day. Non farm payrolls came in below Wall Street's most bearish estimate, …

Is The Labor ”Glass” Half Empty?

The importance of today's job numbers is that it will confirm the Federal Reserve's goal of tapering the stimulus program. If the labor market is …

Is The Labor ”Glass” Half Empty?

The importance of today's job numbers is that it will confirm the Federal Reserve's goal of tapering the stimulus program. If the labor market is …

What‘s Ahead For Evergrande, Plus Market Wrap.

If you thought that it was suspiciously quiet on the Evergrande front this week, you were right. Chinese Financial markets were closed for a holiday. …

Stocks Remain The 50 DMA, Even After Big Rally.

But all that didn't matter to stocks. They heard what they wanted to hear. The debt ceiling is taken care of, and Wall Street has been off to the races ever since. The Dow is up nearly one …

Stock Higher, Market Comment: Where‘s Evergrande Been?

Stocks roared out of the starting gate this morning. As it was confirmed by Majority Leader Chuck Schummer that the Senate had indeed reached a debt ceiling agreement. Add another $480 …

What Happened To Evergrande?

If you thought that it was suspiciously quiet on the Evergrande front this week, you were right. Chinese Financial markets were closed for a holiday. …

How Are Interest Rates Set?

Ask just about anyone on Wall Street how interest rates are set, and they'll tell you it's the Federal Reserve that sets interest rates. And indeed one of the Fed's Principal committees is …

Stocks Rebound, As GOP Offers Debt Ceiling Compromise.

It felt more like a grumpy Monday than a Wednesday. As stocks stumbled through the morning. But by noon, equities began to get their balance, and soon headed higher.

 

Market Midday: Stocks And Precious Metals Down, Crypto‘s Up Big.

Markets started out on the downside this morning. Hitting today's lows about a half hour after opening. Driven by inflation concerns, and looking in the big jump in natural gas prices in …

How Interest Rates Are Set.

Ask just about anyone on Wall Street how interest rates are set, and they'll tell you it's the Federal Reserve that sets interest rates. And indeed one of the Fed's Principal committees is …

How Using Average Prices Cuts Through Market Chatter.

This was just the sort of day, which would whip saw clients. I'd often get them calling me and saying I just don't understand this market. One day …

How Using Average Prices Cuts Through Market Chatter.

This was just the sort of day, which would whip saw clients. I'd often get them calling me and saying I just don't understand this market. One day …

Avoid Getting Whipsawed, Use Market Averages.

This was just the sort of day, which would whip saw clients. I'd often get them calling me and saying I just don't understand this market. One day …

Facebook‘s Crash: Questions Remain.

While much of Facebook's audience is focused on France Haugen's testimony before Congress. The tech world continues to look into yesterday's crash of Facebook's website. A crash that lasted …

It‘s More Than Facebook That‘s In Trouble.

Yesterday, the social media platform, Facebook, went down. Nothing too surprising here, that's happened before.

But what was different this time is that Facebook stayed down. During that …

Facebook‘s Day: Whistle Blowers and Outages.

Well, you've non doubt heard, a Whistle blower is set to testify before congress tomorrow, after appearing on the CBS Show 60 minutes last night. And whether it was that, or the disclosure …

Whistle Blowers and Outages, Not good news for Facebook.

Well, you've non doubt heard, a Whistle blower is set to testify before congress tomorrow, after appearing on the CBS Show 60 minutes last night. And whether it was that, or the disclosure …

New Factory Orders Up Big.

You may recall that earlier this morning, we spoke about the incredible Purchasing Managers Index, that the US achieved in the past quarter. At an Index value of over 60 the US had the …

A New Chapter For The Economy.

Today we turn a new page in the financial markets. This will be the first full week of a new quarter. A quarter that promises to be I think exciting, …

Great Week For The Producers.

Outstanding data coming from the Producer's side of the economy.

Hat Tip To The Producers.

This week the American Producers Shone. Putting in a series of performances which when you add them together, paint an incredible picture of a group of people who are ready and willing to …

American Producers Shine.

This week the American Producers Shone. Putting in a series of performances which when you add them together, paint an incredible picture of a group of people who are ready and willing to …

What Quarter End Means To Funds.

The Stock Market staged a broad based rally today, carrying all groups higher. The leader again today, as it has been for a while now were the energy stocks. Gaining over 2% today, and over …

What Quarter End Means To Funds.

The Stock Market staged a broad based rally today, carrying all groups higher. The leader again today, as it has been for a while now were the energy stocks. Gaining over 2% today, and over …

Midday Report: Explosive Rumor Out Of Australia.

This morning Glayds Berejiklian resigned as Prime Minister of New South Whales, one of the Australian territories. In watching Ms. Berejiklian she made it very clear that she did not want …

It Started Yesterday At 3:30 pm.

There's an old Wall Street expression for what happened yesterday afternoon, they call it Window Dressing. And it hearkens back to the day's when …

Stagflation Rears Its Head.

Increasingly Wall Street is concerned about higher inflation and lower growth. A situation last seen in the 1970's when it gained the moniker Stagflation. The latest to join in this Chorus …

Stocks Close Down, Averages Below Their 100 DMA.

As markets are closing here, it looks like were headed for the worst quarter performance by stocks since that first quarter of the Pandemic, back in early 2020.

Increasingly Wall Street is …

A Record $2.44 Trillion In Corporate Profits. So Why Is Wall Street Ignoring It?

I guarantee that one group is not ignoring today's biggest announcement, the huge jump in Corporate Profits. That group is the analysts who work on Wall Street. These are the people who …

Corporate Profits Soar.

Riding the wave over to the USA: things are looking much better. In the number one watched report today: corporate profits.

US Corporate Profits exceeded even Wall Street's most …

Wall Street Waits For Washington To Pass A Budget.

Once again the nation waits for our members of Congress to come up with next years budget and an extension of the Federal Government's Debt Ceiling.

Both actions need to be taken.

This …

Waiting For Washington...

Once again the nation waits for our members of Congress to come up with next years budget and an extension of the Federal Government's Debt Ceiling.

Both actions need to be taken.

This …

Fed Chair Powell Speaks Before Congress. Stocks Fade From Early Rally.

Well, you may remember last night we talked about how good it would be if we could get a jump in Gasoline Inventories, as this might help staunch the …

Fed. Chair Powell Gets Grilled On Capital Hill.

Yesterday Jerome Powell addressed the Senate Committee on Banking, today he will address the House Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs.

These testimonies are an important way in …

Does America Need To Head In A New Economic Direction?

Sometimes a simple map, is the best way to find your direction. Today OPEC showed us where we're headed. 

A Technical Look At Today‘s Market Decline.

Stocks were down all day. Looking at the technical condition of the market. Right out of the box, stocks headed down today. Leadership, if you can call it that, came from the social media …

Wall Street Is Allergic...To Higher Interest Rates.

What we're seeing in the markets right now is a giant Allergic Reaction to Higher Interest Rates.

Few people, outside the portals of Broad and Wall, comprehend just how important interest …

Time For The US To Change Economic Direction.

The best way to find out where you're going is to simply get out a map. It will tell you where you're headed. There's no emotion in a map, no hidden …

The Beginning Of Tight Money.

If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done...Well that old joke seems to apply to Washington this week. In just 4 days, the …

The Beginning Of Tight Money.

If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done...Well that old joke seems to apply to Washington this week. In just 4 days, the …

Washington Wants A Bigger Piece Of The Pie. Plus Market Close.

Stocks were mixed today, with nearly all other asset classes, precious metals, Cryptos and most commodities all down.

Stocks Mixed, Blackstone Sells Cosmo. Midday Report.

Markets right now are mixed right now, with the Dow up but S&P and NASDAQ both down. Principal weakness coming from a most unexpected spot: the 5 big Market leaders. Right now …

Washington Takes More.

"If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done..." Well that old joke seems to apply to Washington this week. In just 4 days, the …

Washington Takes More.

"If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done..." Well that old joke seems to apply to Washington this week. In just 4 days, the …

The Week‘s Preview.

This week marks the end of the Third Quarter. Friday begins the all important last quarter of the year. The time when most corporations in America will prepare their annual report to …

Preview of this Week. Retail In Trouble. Monetary Policy Tightens. Multinationals Surprised.

This week marks the end of the Third Quarter. Friday begins the all important last quarter of the year. The time when most corporations in America will prepare their annual report to …

This Week: Nike Surprise, Retail At Anchor, DC Swings.

This week marks the end of the Third Quarter. Friday begins the all important last quarter of the year. The time when most corporations in America will prepare their annual report to …

This Week: Nike Surprise, Retail At Anchor, DC Swings.

This week marks the end of the Third Quarter. Friday begins the all important last quarter of the year. The time when most corporations in America will prepare their annual report to …

Q3 Ends: The Time Of Reckoning Begins.

This week marks the end of the Third Quarter. Friday begins the all important last quarter of the year. The time when most corporations in America will prepare their annual report to …

A Look Back At The Week Of September 20 - 24

Our look at the economic, corporate and financial news that made up last week.

A Look Back At The WeekOF September 20 - 24

Our review of the financial markets, economy and corporate news that made up this past week.

The Screws Tighten For Evergrande.

China's Evergrand Real Estate Group gains 30 days to pay bond interest payment. But it only postpones the pain.

Evergrande Gains A Month‘s Grace.

The troubled Chinese real estate firm gains one more month before interest payments are due. But they aren't out of the woods by any means.

Markets This Week: ”Let‘s Put It All On Hold...”

Evergrande Bonds payments not made. Oh, well...

Authorities Want Evergrande To Skip Bond Payments....Bad Idea.

Chinese authorities want Evergrande to skip Bond Payments,

Another Great Evergrande Story.

Last night, US Time, The Housing Regulators in China instructed Evergrande to continue building apartments. Don't stop. And especially don't stop …

Nike Announces Plant Closing. Don‘t Worry No US Jobs Lost.

Nike stock is down 5% in pre-market trading this morning, as the company announces that one of its major factories has been closed since mid-July. …

Market Technicals: NAS and S&P Clear 50 DMA.

While the Dow still struggles below its 50 Day Moving Average, the NASDAQ and S&P 500 have finally managed to clear that hurdle. This is all part of the rebound from Monday's tremendous …

A Good Day For Stocks, Not So Good For Bonds And Metals.

It was a good day to be in the stock market, but few other investments fared as well. The Down Jones Industrial Average was up over 500 points, with all major stock averages up a percent or …

Midday: Timing Is Everything.

Today seems like one of those days when the timing is all-important. We began with the story that Initial Claims for unemployment were way out of wack from what Wall Street expected.


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