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The Mid-week Trading Update: What Taper, Fed? Take care of the Debt Ceiling for us Lew!!

Of course, it is not easy for the US when the Republicans have only the Debt ceiling debate to make themselves felt in Government but that’s how it will be … Continue reading

September 18, 2013

A Tuesday Mid-Week Trading update: 8 Days and counting, new iPhone, McDonalds sales in Europe, Goldman Sachs is in the Dow, Days of Refi past, ($DJIA, $AAPL, $MCD, $BAC, $GS, $DAL, $V, $JPM, $WFC)

Bernanke holds the Press Conference next Wednesday and presents the Economic Data presented at the 2 day FOMC and the decisions related to monetary policy in general and the Fed’s … Continue reading

September 10, 2013

US Economy: Housing Recovery 2012: Housing starts data encouraging, Regional Banks results show the promise

WE have already pointed out in our earlier regular survey/trawling of US Economic statistics daily reports thru July August that the Housing recovery numbers have always seemed impressive on Y/Y … Continue reading

October 17, 2012

Bank Results Season: Bank of America ties up for another nought (EPS =NULL, “0.00”, ‘Zukk’)

BofA printed another scratchy topline down to the wire repeating Q2 2010 all over again when Non Interest expenses of $17.5 B and a Tax expense of $1B almost completely … Continue reading

October 17, 2012

US Economy: Is the comeback here?

Even before September’s announcements of a bottomless glass of Securrities buying for the US Housing market recovery worth $40B a month, Home prices have been trending up and the ADP … Continue reading

October 4, 2012

US Week Ahead: August 12, 2012 – August 18, 2012: Paul Ryan for Vice President

The Treasury budget deficit is still going to cross the $1T mark and no one is likely to give President Obama extra marks for managing the economy in a crisis … Continue reading

August 13, 2012

US Economy: BLS Employment Situation Report, July 2012 (Current Jobs Report)

After the rash of electronic hiccups hitting RBS results and the Big Board, Wall Street got the reprieve it needed to continue the celebrations when the Jobs report before the … Continue reading

August 3, 2012

Global Mid-Day Report: Not much calm Before the Storm

To set the morning in context, PMIs at Spain and Italy dropped as PMIs at UK, France and Germany hit a new low at near 45 in all three Continental … Continue reading

August 1, 2012

US Morning Report: Housing Supply lacks punch, Boeing still flying

Orders for both Defense and Non Defense Aircraft rose a sharp 8% from less than 5% in May to keep Durable orders steady 1.6% on May and May itself was … Continue reading

July 27, 2012

US Economy: Bernanke’s Testimony at the Senate Banking Committee Day 1: No QE3 right now.

Read my Lips. We are the US regulator. We cannot regulate LIBOR which is run by the British. A flabbergasted Ben Bernanke would have probably used those words at home … Continue reading

July 17, 2012

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