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D&D Note (3.23.2018) ~ China Strikes Back and $1.3 Trillion US Spending Bill Signed #StockMarket #Selloff #Tariffs #TradeWar ~

D&D Note (3.23.2018) ~ China Strikes Back and $1.3 Trillion US Spending Bill Signed ~ China strikes back and responds with $3Billion in Tariffs against US agriculture industry targeting pork, wine and fruit. This is just the beginning of this trade war. In response to the steel and aluminum tariffs these new duties are up … Continue reading

D&D Note (3.6.2018) ~ Choppy Trading Session & Concerns Cohn Will Resign ~

D&D Note (3.6.2018) ~ Choppy Trading Session & Concerns Cohn Will Resign ~ Markets started the day with good news coming out of North Korea on the idea the regime could end their nuclear ambitions. That news gave equities a nice bounce as the tape began. However, that quickly faded and the DOW saw a … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-19-2012) ~ Is The Rally Running Out Of Steam?

D&D Note (9-19-2012) The Initial jolt in both Gold and Equities from the recently announced QE3 seems to be running out of oomph. In other words most of the QE related gains were already baked into the market. The current rally is running out of steam, although we can still slowly melt up leading into … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-14-2012) ~ FED Delivers The Sugar, iPhone 5 Sells Out, Stocks At Multi-Year Highs

D&D Note (9-14-2012) The FED yesterday delivered the next round of sugar for the markets. The new program will see $40 Billion of mortgage-backed bonds each month with an unlimited amount of months. They also extended short-term interest rates until mid-2015. Also included was an extension of Operation Twist. All together the FED’s balance sheet … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-12-2012) ~ To QE Or Not To QE

D&D Note (9-12-2012) Every investor has their sights focused only on what act the FED will l take tomorrow. More QE… QE3. Change in communication extended the low rates further. Or nothing. Most likely is the change in communication, less likely is full blown QE. The other end of it is whats the time table … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-5-2012) ~ The New Normal and The Central Bank Money-Go-Round

D&D Note (9-5-2012) Burning Man… Burns Wall Street. It’s the new image in people’s minds these days, burn the 1%. For those that don’t know, Burning Man is a “art & community” festival held in the desert in Nevada. Black Rock City to be exact. The festival just concluded this past weekend and along with … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-4-2012) ~ Small Caps Lead On The Day

D&D Note (9-4-2012) September started out with stocks falling, but not all indexes finished lower on the day. In fact small cap stocks rallied through the day highlighted by the Russell 2000 (RUT) which ended the day up 1.24%. Large cap stocks (which the Dow is comprised of) got a 2:00pm bounce on rumors of … Continue reading

D&D Note (8-31-2012) ~ Algorithms Get It Wrong?

D&D Note (8-31-2012) Today was the day that every investor, trader, economist, politician, you name it was waiting for. The day when Helicopter Ben gave his speech at Jackson Hole Wyoming. What came out was essentially… more of the same. Immediately the algorithms brought the market straight down. But then we humans… yah people who … Continue reading

D&D Note (8-30-2012) ~ All Eyes To The Woodstock For Economists

D&D Note (8-30-2012) When we get positive economic reports we thus get less of a chance in additional quantitative easing commonly known as QE, or old fashion money printing. Today we got that first dose of reality in the markets seeing all averages fall right on the open of trading on the back of good … Continue reading

D&D Note (8-29-2012) ~ US GDP Revised Up Markets Remain Flat

D&D Note (8-29-2012) Volume on the NYSE remains light as investors relax on the beach. Markets have stayed in tight range over the last few weeks with no one wanting to wager just about anything until the cloud of central bank uncertainty is lifted. Large hedge funds have mostly remained in cash and thus missed … Continue reading