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D&D Note (5-29-2012) ~ Markets Rally On Joint Central Bank Stimulus Hope

D&D Note (5-29-2012) The next US jobs report (for May) will determine just about everything for the FED. Next FOMC meeting is in the third week of June – same time as the Greek elections. Could we see QE3, another LTRO, further RRR reduction in China? Simply put investors will have a glimpse into the … Continue reading

D&D Note (5-2-2012) ~ ADP Report Sends Markets Lower Ahead of Fridays Government Jobs Report

D&D Note (5-2-2012) Payroll company ADP always releases their job number ahead of the government, and the number was horrible. Although the ADP number is not Gospel and often incorrect it is a good gauge of what the Government will release friday. The ADP report showed only 119,000 private sector jobs where added in April … Continue reading

D&D Note (5-1-2012) ~ ISM Report Fuels DOW to Four Year High

D&D Note (5-1-2012) The DOW hit a four year high today closing at 13,279.32 up .50% on the day. The rally was fueled by a rise in American manufacturing. The ISM (Institute of Supply Management) monthly index rose to 54.8 in April up from 53.4 in March (a reading above 50 means growth in the … Continue reading

D&D Note (4-27-2012) ~ GDP Comes In Weak, Markets Rally

D&D Note (4-27-2012) First Quarter United States GDP came in at 2.2%, the estimate was for 2.5% (GDP was 3% in Q4 of 2011). What that reading means is that we will not be headed for a double dip recession, but QE3 is now definitely still on the table for late June when the FOMC … Continue reading

D&D Note (4-26-2012) ~ Markets Rally Ahead of US GDP Q1 Estimates Tomorrow

D&D Note (4-26-2012) Sugar fix, the markets are addicted and will rally (like today) on just the thought it could still happen again (i.e. more quantitative easing or commonly called QE). The US GDP Q1 estimate will be released tomorrow and depending on how well or how bad that number comes in will greatly determine … 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