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D&D Note (7-11-2012) ~ FED Minutes Drags Down Markets

D&D Note (7-11-2012) Stocks were trading positively until the FED released their minutes from the last meeting. The minutes showed that the central bank is still cautious of risk. No signs were given to any potential further QE – or QE3. This sent stocks straight down, but the markets did rally back a bit heading … Continue reading

D&D Note (7-6-2012) ~ Jobs Number Stinks, Not a Surprise

D&D Note (7-6-2012) Proving that the ADP jobs report is often way off, today the government announced only 80,000 jobs were created in June (ADP number was 176,000). The unemployment rate did hold steady though at 8.2%. Economists had been looking for 95,000 jobs created in June. The one upside to the report is that … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-1-2012) Correction Deepens On Horrid Jobs Number

D&D Note (6-1-2012) Only 69,000 jobs where created in May falling far short of the expected 150,000. Unemployment rose to 8.2%, the first time its gone up since last June. Revisions to the March and April reports saw 49,000 fewer jobs had been created. The US should though avoid slipping back into recession. However we … Continue reading

D&D Note (5-16-2012) ~ Fiscal Cliff 2.0

D&D Note (5-16-2012) If the Federal Reserve is worried about Congress not being decisive, then so should every investor. The United States has never defaulted on its payments, but yet again like last year we have another fiscal cliff (call it 2.0) coming down the road in 2013 in regards to the federal budget. Sadly … 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 (4-4-2012) ~ Day Two of the FED Inspired Sell-off

D&D Note (4-4-2012) Today we saw a further sell-off in the markets in reaction to the FED minutes released yesterday stating that there would not be any likely near term QE. Usually the large mutual funds take a day to digest the news, and today we saw the larger institutional selling. Oil and Gold saw … 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