Posts filed under “Markets”

The U.S. Listing Gap

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Category: Corporate Management, Investing, Markets

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 6.19.15

Succinct Summations week ending June 19th Positives: 1. Building permits rose 11.8% to an annualized pace of 1.1m, the highest number since 2007. 2. Homebuilder sentiment rose to 59, up from 54 and higher than the 56 expected. 3. Weekly jobless claims came in at 267k, vs expectations of 279k. 4. Philly fed index rose…Read More

Category: Markets

Bond Interest Rate Scenario Tool

Very cool tool from EatonVance that allows you to stress test your bond holdings to see how they will handle an increase in rates;   Click through to test what you may. Source: EatonVance

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets

John Oliver

PAY YOUR DUES HBO did not hire John Oliver with no CV. Oliver had spent years in the trenches at the “Daily Show,” honing his craft, playing number two before he ascended to the anchor chair. Do not believe you’re ready before you truly are. Study those in line ahead of you. Know that your…Read More

Category: Markets

Succinct Summation of Weeks Events 6.12.15

Succinct Summations week ending June 12th Positives: 1. NFIB small business optimism came in at 98.3, the highest reading of the year. 2. University of Michigan consumer sentiment came in at 94.6, up from 90.7 in May. 3. US core retail sales rose 0.7% m/o/m and 3.3% y/o/y. 4. Job openings rose to 5.38m, the…Read More

Category: Markets

What’s Driving the Dow Transports?

Source: WSJ

Category: Markets

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events for 6/5/15

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events:   Positives: 1) Job growth in May was well above expected at 280k (estimate of 226k); prior two months saw a combined upward revision of 32k. Unemployment ticked up one tenth to 5.5% because of a 397k increase in the labor force relative to the household survey gain of 272k. Participation rate was…Read More

Category: Markets

Are US Stocks Overvalued?

This is just such an information rich chart, even if you are not a CAPE fan:   click for ginormous graphic Source: Bloomberg  

Category: Investing, Markets, Valuation

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 5.29.15

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events: Positives: 1) Pending home sales in April rose 3.4% m/o/m, better than expectations of a gain of .9%. Y/o/y improvement was 13.4%. 2) Purchase applications were up 1.2% w/o/w off a 5 week low last week. The index though is still up 13.8% in the important spring selling season. 3)…Read More

Category: Markets

Post Traumatic Crash Disorder & the 1962 Flash Crash

click for ginormous chart Source: Bloomberg On this day 53 years ago, Wall Street had one of its worst sessions ever. As the Wall Street Journal reported, “The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 5.7%, down 34.95, the second-largest point decline then on record.” It was part of a longer decline that some called the “Kennedy Slide…Read More

Category: Markets, Psychology, Sentiment