April 24, 2016
Markets bracing for more earnings news after the poor showing by some of the key company reports last week. Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) providing a bleak picture of what is to come.
Listener questions are answered and some insight to the Japanese markets are all here in this episode.
April 17, 2016
According to our guest, financial “Puppet Masters” provide consumers / investors a new perspective in order to create a diversion from the fundamentals. Bernanke, Yellen, Draghi becoming objects of adoration and propitiation. Central Bankers are taking cues from Marketing firms in order to reach their payoff.
We also discuss game theory and the use by market players as well as some of the important earnings that will be coming up this week.
April 10, 2016
Looking directly into the bright lights that are heading our way – yes, it is earnings season and that is going to give us the insight we are waiting for to see if the fundamentals match the current technical conditions.
Oil prices surge as production slows and U.S. rig counts drop again – the weekly rig count has dropped another 7 after last week’s drop of 14. In addition, this week we saw a drawdown of inventories and more rumors that a production freeze by OPEC is possible. Read more
April 3, 2016
This week’s guest, Larry Jeddeloh helps us to better understand the current economic conditions and how that resolves into levels for markets. We take a deep journey through the extreme measures that central banks are taking and more importantly why.
Key economic data points are discussed in this episode as well as the outlook for markets over the next few months. While buyers have been stubbornly ignoring fundamentals for many sectors, will they soon become aware of the potential pitfalls of their actions? Or will fundamentals prove them right over the upcoming earnings season?
March 27, 2016
With the holiday shortened week, trading volume was anemic as stocks swayed to the downside. GDP results were announced as was a new gauge on corporate profits. There was not much excitement, but there are some economic reports coming this week that will provide another look at the intentions of the Fed and employment trends.
In this episode, we also take a look at the current chart for crude oil to see where it may be going next and the reasons why the Fed should be talking up rate hikes.