Blog

Archive for the ‘Short Term’ Category

Presidents Trump and Xi now likely to meet at G20 gathering

Apparently U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will talk at next week's meeting of the Group of 20 in Osaka Japan. President Trump tweeted his morning: "Had a very good telephone conversation with President Xi of China. We will be having an extended meeting next week at the G-20 in Japan. Our […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Materials stocks up today even as U.S.-China trade fears linger

I think the strong move in commodities stocks today has more to do with continued weakness in the U.S. dollar than it does with any renewed faith in growth in the global economy. After all the U.S.-China trade war doesn't look any more settled today than it did last week. But the dollar, as measured […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

U.S. stocks wander as China trade worries nag

The market doesn't go up every day so it's important not to over-react to minor weakness. As of the close today New York time the Standard & Poor's 500 index was off a slight 0.03%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average had slipped 0.05%. The NASDAQ Composite was down 0.01% and the Russell 2000 small cap […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Saturday Night Quarterback says, For the week ahead expect…

...deafening quiet from the Federal Reserve. With the Federal Reserve scheduled to meet on June 18 and June 19, the Fed has entered its traditional pre-meeting quiet period as of today, June 8. The Fed's schedule shows not a single speech or event scheduled until after the meeting. That means the market is on its […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

May jobs disappoint, but stocks climb on interest rate cut hopes

The U.S. economy added just 75,000 jobs in May. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected the addition of 175,000 jobs. Statisticians at the Labor Department also revised April job gains down to 224,000. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%, a 49-year low. (The full U6 unemployment rate, which counts discouraged workers who have stopped […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

U.S. markets counting on visit from Goldilocks tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday, June 7, brings the May jobs report. Right now economists surveyed by Bloomberg are looking for the economy to add a robust 175,000 jobs with unemployment holding steady at 3.6% (as 49-year low) and average hourly wages growing at a very positive 3.2% annual rate. The prospect of those numbers tomorrow is enough […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Manufacturing sector contracts more than expected in May in ISM survey–but, surprising pundits, market doesn’t fold

Going into Monday, June 3, the consensus on Wall Street was that if the Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Managers Index for manufacturing fell more than expected, U.S. stocks would follow in a rout. A lower than expected reading on the index would amplify worries that growth in the the U.S. economy was slowing and […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

China is working on its own black list in retaliation for U.S. ban on Huawei

The U.S. has required that Chinese telecom giant Huawei get a waiver before it can buy any U.S. technology, such as chips from Qualcomm (QCOM) and Broadcom (AVGO). And the U.S. government has threatened to slap those same restrictions on five Chinese companies that specialize in video surveillance and facial recognition. Well, China is looking […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Today it’s all trade war news all the time

Sometimes it's better to just weigh the news rather than try to analyze it. And that certainly seems to fit today's market action. Even though the major U.S. indexes managed slight gains as of the close today--the Standard & Poor's 500, for example, was ahead 0.21% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged higher by […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Further lowering China exposure in my portfolios

This morning Wall Street is buzzing with talk that the U.S.-China trade war could stretch on to 2035. I think there's just about no chance of that. But we aren't looking at the quick resolution of the dispute that seemed possible just 10 days ago. And we are looking for multiple rounds of escalation and […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.