Market Weekly: Feb 12 Feb 16 2018

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    January Consumer Price Index: +0.5% vs. +0.3% expected, +0.1% prior.
    Core CPI +0.3% M/M vs. +0.2% expected, +0.3% prior.
    Core CPI +1.8% Y/Y vs. +1.7% expected, +1.8% prior.

    January Retail Sales: -0.3% M/M vs. +0.2% expected. (December revised to unchanged from 0.4% gain)
    Ex-autos: +0.0% M/M vs. +0.5% expected.
    Control group +0.0% M/M vs. +0.3% expected.

    MBA Mortgage Applications
    Composite Index: -4.1% vs. +0.7% last week.
    Purchase Index: -6.0 vs. 0.0%.
    Refinance Index: -2.0% vs. +1.0%
    30 year mortgage rate at 4.57% vs. 4.50%.


    @GotSanctuary 9:26 AM – 14 Feb 2018



    just a heads up though
    I am going to take a nap very soon
    market will turn lower

    14 Feb 2018 10:26


    you know, as a poker player
    I’m finding it pretty hard to distinguish the difference from that game and the markets
    one thing I learned from the tables is that you can’t get back into the game if u go broke

    Today’s market analysis was brought to you by the letter 7


    At the close
    Dow +1.04% to 24,897.55. S&P +1.35% to 2,698.58. Nasdaq +1.86% to 7,143.18.
    Treasurys: 30-year -0.97%. 10-yr -0.59%. 5-yr -0.41%.
    Commodities: Crude +2.55% to $60.70. Gold +1.86% to $1,355.10.
    Currencies: Euro +0.87% vs. dollar. Yen -0.8%. Pound -0.83%.


    My prayers & deepest sympathies extend in wake of Florida school shooting …. we have to find some answers to prevent or contain as best we can … and yet paradoxically we need to DEFEND ourselves & preserve 2A rights in a balanced way. But in movies, news reporting, etc. — we need to teach more love than hate (the folks in 60s were somewhat on the right trek) … I am heartbroken for every innocent loss of life today & even shed a few tears as our civilization has got to better do than that


    The former student suspected of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland may been identified a potential threat to fellow students in the past, according to one teacher.

    The 19-year-old ex-student, who has been detained by Broward police, has not been publicly identified as a suspect. But a law-enforcement source identified him as Nicolas Cruz.

    “We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him,” said math teacher Jim Gard, who said Cruz had been in his class last year. “There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus.”


    Japan – Core Machine Orders for December -11.9% m/m (expected -2%)
    Australia January jobs report: Employment Change +16.0K (vs. expected 15.0K)
    Australia – consumer inflation expectations for February: 3.6% (prior 3.7%)


    [size=5]25,000 hat keeps getting put on & taken off … as we have had a nice rebound ….

    BREAKING — of note is 11 am address to nation on Florida school tragedy by #45
    and may later look for excellent speech on U-Tube to listen again


    [size=5]25,000 hat keeps getting put on & taken off … as we have had a nice rebound ….

    BREAKING — of note is 11 am address to nation on Florida school tragedy by #45
    and may later look for excellent speech on U-Tube to listen again


    [color=limegreen][size=5][b]+306 … AWESOME SUPER GREEN FINISH

    Dow Jones 25,200.37 +306.88 (1.23%)
    S&P 500 2,731.20 +32.57 (1.21%)
    Nasdaq 7,256.43 +112.81 (1.58%)


    General Electric reaches a deal to sell parts of its overseas lighting business to a company controlled by the former president of GE Hungary for an undisclosed sum, WSJ reports.

    The deal reportedly includes GE Lighting in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, along with its Global Automotive Lighting businesses, but does not include the bulk of GE Lighting, including its North America operations and its commercial LED lighting business, which the company is still in the process of selling.

    The operations include more than 4K employees, mostly based in Hungary, and five manufacturing sites in the country.


    Fairfax Financial Holdings: Q4

    On a per-share basis, the Toronto-based company said it had net income of $30.06.

    The financial services holding company posted revenue of $5.32 billion in the period.

    For the year, the company reported net income of $1.74 billion, or $64.98 per share, swinging to a profit in the period. Revenue was reported as $16.22 billion.

    Fairfax Financial Holdings shares have declined roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $504.50, a climb of roughly 6 percent in the last 12 months.


    YTD, companies have announced ~$170.8 billion in stock buybacks, the most ever for this early in the year


    ^^^ +3s … and special thanks of Fairfax reports, as Prem is the Warren Buffet of Canada 8) Futures are up slightly this Friday and it was noted we have had more 1 or more percent swings in 9 days than took place in all of 2017 … 2018 will be a wild investment year for sure 8)

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