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Operation Twist

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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 (6-20-2012) ~ Let’s Twist Again! FED Extends Operation Twist Through End of 2012

D&D Note (6-20-2012) The FED decided today to extend Operation Twist (a policy in sell short term treasuries and buy long term notes) through the end of the year. The markets sharply sold off after hearing no outright QE3 (Quantitative Easing – commonly know as printing money) then rallied hard up to when Chairman Ben … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-19-2012) ~ Low Volume See Markets Drift Higher Ahead of FED

D&D Note (6-19-2012) This week has seen extremely low volume on the NYSE allowing stocks to drift higher ahead of the conclusion of the 2 day FED meeting. Investors will most likely be disappointed from what comes out of the FOMC with likely no QE3 being announced. An extension of Operation Twist is already baked … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-18-2012) ~ Greece Votes Pro-Bailout, But Spanish Yields Rise Above 7%

D&D Note (6-18-2012) The Greek’s voted for the pro-bailout party eliminating the worse case scenario. However, now the New Democracy party needs to form a coalition, most likely with the Pasok party. If a coalition can’t be formed the country will be forced to have a third election. Not to mention that Greece will run … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-15-2012) ~ Hope Fuels Market Gains Ahead of Greek Elections

D&D Note (6-15-2012) Investors bid up equities today before the Greeks head to the polls to elect a new government. Yesterday we had the markets gain on hope of Central Bank stimulus. The question now is have the markets once again got ahead of themselves. Even if the Greeks vote for a pro-bailout government, there … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-7-2012) ~ China Cuts Rates, Bernanke Gives No Definite Indication of Further Stimulus

D&D Note (6-7-2012) China cuts interest rates for the first time since 2008 sparking a rally in the morning of trading. However later in the day FED Chairman Ben Bernanke gave testimony to Congress and didn’t give any definite announcement of further stimulus causing the rally to quickly deflate. If we do get further easing … Continue reading

D&D Note (5-4-2012) ~ Jobs Number Disappoints Sending Almost All Stocks Down

D&D Note (5-4-2012) The monthly job number for April came in well below what any investor would like to see. In April we only netted a gain of 115,000 jobs – far less than the expected 160,000 which was the economists forecast and far less than the needed 200k+ a month to revive the economy. … Continue reading

D&D Note (4-12-2012) ~ Market Goes Long and Google Beats On Earnings

D&D Note (4-12-2012) Today’s rally was a continuation of yesterday’s rally. Google (GOOG) reported earnings after the bell and beat estimates. Google also announced they are planning an unorthodox stock split (in the past they had said they would never split the stock). We should see some more upward movement in the markets this week. … Continue reading

D&D Note (4-3-2012) ~ FED Says No More Sugar Fix Anytime Soon / Apple the First Trillion Dollar Company?

D&D Note (4-3-2012) Fed minutes drove markets (which were under pressure all day) down in the afternoon session with an unlikely outlook on offering anymore QE (Quantitative Easing – i.e. printing money) anytime soon. This Bull Market has been heavily driven by the sugar fix provided by the FED through QE. Whenever the FED hints … Continue reading