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- Market Minutes for the week of February 13th 02/17/17Market Minutes for the week of February 13th: “Golf is a game in which you yell ‘fore,’ shoot six and write down five” – Paul Harvey The U.S. stock market continues on its remarkable run, making new high after new high. Yes, the animal spirits unleashed by last fall’s election, are still at work. But according to Jim Cramer, there are other factors at work as well: “Let’s start with the transports. It’s one of the oldest theories when it comes to stocks that the transports have to confirm the Dow before you can trust a market, meaning that the transports have to make a new high along with the Dow before you can believe there’s some solid grounding … The stocks of the rails, the truckers, the freight forwarders and the airlines are leading the way and that shows the rally is backed by a burst in commerce. Remember Read more...
- Market Minutes for the week of February 6th 02/10/17Market Minutes for the week of February 6th: “If you’re going through hell – keep going” – Sir Winston Churchill So far in 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is off to a good start, up about 1.50%. It feels good to be sure but when you look below the headline print, just four stocks of the Dow 30 are responsible for 98% of the gain, they are: Apple, IBM, Boeing and Visa. Apple itself has accounted for nearly a third of Dow’s rise in 2017. Last year, the Dow outgained the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite where shares of Goldman Sachs, UnitedHealth Group, IBM and 3M counted for 46% of last year’s 13% gain. “A 50-project list outlining President Donald Trump’s infrastructure priorities surfaced last week. The projects on the list, titled ‘Priority List: Emergency and National Security Projects,’ would cost about $140 billion and employ the equivalent of Read more...
- Market Minutes for the week of January 30th 02/03/17Market Minutes for the week of January 30th: “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” — Agnes Sligh Turnbull. Jim Cramer: “But what I am saying is that non-business surprises out of the White House can cause some people to worry about the state of things – whether they should worry or not. That worry could translate into thinking that they are being too glib having a lot of money in the stock market, because we have seen the stock market have gigantic declines and we know it isn’t safe like cash. So why not go into cash and forget trying to benefit from potential opportunities? Of course, only in a completely gonzo moment of contention in this country would I even have to explain that logic. But we are in a gonzo, Hunter Thompson-esque moment for certain, and I think that one of the reasons this market Read more...
- Market Minutes for the week of January 23rd 01/27/17Market Minutes for the week of January 23rd: “I never knew the game of baseball was so easy until I went into the broadcasting booth.” – Mickey Mantle America’s new Commander in Chief is wasting no time digging into his agenda. So far by executive order, he has put a freeze on government hiring (EX military), frozen any new EPA contracts and put out a media gag order on the EPA, removed the U.S. from the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), signaled the intent to revisit NAFTA, suspended any pending new government mandated regulations, targeted sanctuary cities, legal immigration and the Wall. The stock market loves what it sees so far and we could reignite the “animal spirits” if his pace of action continues. January 25th, 2017 … the DJIA breaks 20,000 for the first time ever. When I got into this business, the DJIA was 800. My how time flies! Read more...
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