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Archive for December, 2019

Market decides it can’t figure out the news on the U.S.-China trade agreement

What if they announced a Part 1 agreement in the U.S.-China trade war but nobody could figure out what if meant if anything? Stocks would go nowhere. The Standard & Poor's 500 gained all of 0.1% today and the Dow Jone Industrial Average matched that big move with its own 0.1% climb. The NASDAQ Composite […]

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Bargain stock picks #4-#7 for my Special Report with an emphasis on China bargains

In my set up to this Special Report: 12 Bargain Stocks NOW I laid out the reasons for adding some bargain stocks to a portfolio. (You can find that set up in my Special Report in the Special Reports pane on the home page of JubakAM.com. I'll add these picks to that Special Reports post […]

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Do you believe Trump when he says a big China deal is near?

Today, Thursday December 12, just five minutes after stocks opened for trading in New York, President Donald Trump, tweeted that the U.S. and China are very close to signing a “big” trade deal. “They want it, and so do we!” he tweeted. Of course, last week President Trump said that he liked the idea of waiting until […]

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Fed keeps interest rates steady; Treasury yields and dollar slip slightly

As expected the Federal Reserve held its benchmark interest rate steady at 1.5% to 1.75% today. The median forecast from Federal Reserve officials pointed to no change in interest rates through 2020. “Our economic outlook remains a favorable one despite global developments and ongoing risks,” Fed chair Jerome Powell aid at a press conference following […]

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The dangers in a highly correlated market

Measures of volatility such as the VIX "fear index," the ratio of the implied volatility of S&P 500 put and call options, and the demand in the options market for protection against low-probability events, all say that investors and traders believe this is a market driven by macro events. And one where most asset classes […]

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Inflation isn’t exactly dead

Wall Street is counting on the Federal Reserve to stay on the sidelines until September and then resume cutting interest rates. Some big money advisors are even counting on the Fed to cut interest rates again before September. Bloomberg ran an interview this morning with a Wall Street strategist looking for a full percentage point […]

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Dividend Portfolio member Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico up on USMCA news and November traffic

It certainly didn't hurt that House Democrats have agreed to support the revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, and to put it to a vote before the end of this session of Congress on December 20. But neither did Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico's (PAC) preliminary report that total terminal passenger traffic at the company's 14 airports climbed […]

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Democrats sign onto revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement with vote likely next week

Washington, D.C. is the home of the surreal these days but the timing of the announcement by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still raised eyebrows. Just minutes after the House committees investigating President Donald Trump voted two articles of impeachment, Pelosi, backed by 30 of her House colleagues said that Democrats had secured enough changes […]

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First three bargain stock picks for my Special Report

In my set up to this Special Report: 12 Bargain Stocks NOW I laid out the reasons for adding some bargain stocks to a portfolio. (You can find that set up in my Special Report in the Special Reports pane on the home page of JubakAM.com. I'll add these picks to that Special Reports post […]

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It’s getting to look a lot like end of the year volatility

Remember how back in September a spike in very short term overnight rates in the repo market kicked off volatility across the financial markets until the Federal reserve flooded that market with liquidity? Well, signs are that we could see the kind of spike in volatility again as the end of 2019 approaches. Rates to […]

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