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  • Market Minutes for the week of October 5th 10/09/15
    Market Minutes for the week of October 5th: “I’m working as hard as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time. If I can die just after lunch Tuesday, everything will be perfect.” –  Doug Sanders former PGA Tour professional. Jordan Spieth’s caddie, Michael Greller, made more money on the golf course this year than 14-time major championship winner Tiger Woods. Five times as much to be exact. Using the standard of 5% to the caddie when his player makes the cut, 7% for a top 10 finish and 10% for a win, Greller made about $1.2 million. If you count his 10% cut of Spieth’s $10 million bonus for winning the FedExCup, Greller made $2.11 million for 11 months of work. Tiger Woods this year, took home $448,598 in prize money. Question: Will humans walk on Mars before long-term interest rates Read more...
  • Market Minutes for the week of September 28th 10/02/15
    Market Minutes for the week of September 28th: “The only difference between me and General Custer is that I have to watch the [game] films on Sunday.” Rick Venturi, former Northwestern football coach from 1978 to 1980 where his record was 1-31-1. The ugly, record-setting statistics from the most recent market rout continue to mount and the ugliness simply doesn’t jive with what’s going on in both the U.S. and European economies. What is at the root of this month’s misery: 1.) The decision by the FED to keep rates unchanged. The global markets interpreted this non-move as a sign that the FED thinks that the global economies are in bad shape. Bad enough to not move off of ZERO when they really needed to. 2.) The continued crash in copper and oil are now pushing some companies such as Glencore (Swiss copper giant) and Petrobras (Brazil’s state owned oil Read more...
  • Market Minutes for the week of September 21st 09/25/15
    Market Minutes for the week of September 21st: When asked by his wife where he wanted to be buried, Yogi Berra replied, “Why don’t you just surprise me.” RIP Yogi. House Speaker John Boehner resigns as House Speaker and from Congress all together. Political extremism takes another victim. Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker throws in the towel in his bid for the Presidency. Hillary Clinton’s support from Democratic women voters has fallen from 71% in July to 42% in the most current poll. More people have died this year in the process of taking “selfies” than have been killed by sharks. According to the HNNSI Index (Hulbert NASDAQ Sentiment Index), this is the highest level of bearishness since the NASDAQ bubble peak of 2000. Now take this information and lay it over the economic statistics recently released below and tell me………what am I missing here? Final second quarter GDP is Read more...
  • Market Minutes for the week of September 14th 09/18/15
    Market Minutes for the week of September 14th: It is said that, “death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” I don’t know who said it, but it is appropriate as I reflect on this 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our country. The FED votes 9 to 1 to NOT raise interest rates. Cites global issues and financial market jitters. A rate increase could be pushed into 2016 based on some of the FED minutes. “What we have now is an economic ‘Belgian summer’. The calendar says it is summer but you get rain and drizzle every other day.”  — Cody Willard. The NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) survey rose to 62, its highest reading since 2005. Main concerns: availability of lots, land and labor. Multi-family construction continues to be “where it’s at” in the home building business. Multi-family starts Read more...

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