Market Weekly: Feb 19 Feb 23 2018

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    This weeks U.S….



    Canadian and US markets closed Monday


    We need a breather 🙂


    ^^^ THANK YOU for excellent insight for upcoming week 8)


    [size=5]OK boys & girls the party is over & it’s back to work today :woohoo: — and fasten your seat belts in markets today :ohmy: Some slight SELLING pressure at start with futures down about 200 points (as a few markets across pond are in RED) … One concern this week are some of SPEECHES planned by FED committee members :whistle: … and HAWKISH comments could trigger a little selling 😳


    Several investment firms weighed in on the future for U.S. equities over the holiday weekend.
    While BlackRock upgraded its outlook for U.S. stocks on earnings momentum, Citi said there was “no equity bear market, but more corrections” may be in sight and Morgan Stanley stated the recent share slide was the “appetizer, not the main course.”


    Walmart (NYSE:WMT): Q4 EPS of $1.33 misses by $0.04.
    Revenue of $136.3B (+4.1% Y/Y) beats by $1.39B.
    Walmart sets full-year profit guidance below expectations

    Home Depot (NYSE:HD): Q4 EPS of $1.52 misses by $0.09.
    Revenue of $23.9B (+7.6% Y/Y) beats by $240M.
    Home Depot expects total sales ranging from approximately $115B to $120B in FY20
    Home Depot declares $1.03/share quarterly dividend, 15.7% increase from prior dividend of $0.89.
    Forward yield 2.2%

    Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK): Q4 EPS of $0.94 beats by $0.02.
    Revenue of $5.1B (+3.2% Y/Y) misses by $1.07B.

    Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL): Q4 EPS of $0.32 beats by $0.28.
    Revenue of $1.2B (+18.8% Y/Y) beats by $40M.


    Crypto update:
    #BITCOIN 11483.71 +3.62%
    #ETHER 940.14 +0.43%
    #BITCOINCASH 1504.61 -0.68%
    #RIPPLE 1.101 -0.72%
    #LITECOIN 243.67 +9.47%


    1-Year Treasury Yield hits 2% for the first time since September 23, 2008


    [b]WOW — higher interest rates … as old we are in a double bubble

    All I need to see at is the 10 year T-bills are doing, and I can tell you what’s stocks are going to do 😉 :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    Still lots of folks aren’t looking at theoffset a HARD landing we actually deserve based on running DEBT up so deeply we can live comfortably for today (but there is a severe price on that) … [color=blue”>Still here’s hoping truth, justice, and the American Way prevails 🙂


    GOP tax bill now rightside-up with voters: 51% approve, 46% disapprove, according to nytimes poll

    bill was polling in the low 20’s before it passed and the majority of the country now approves of it two months later


    [size=5]TAX bill will likely exceed expectations on amount of REVENUE $$$ it brings in …
    We just have to get GOVT to better live within its means & balance the books
    It’s as simple as that :whistle:[/size]


    [color=brown][b]Welcome to new Chinese Lunar “YEAR of the DOG” 🙂
    found a photo that looks similar to Rudolph the pug 8)[/b][/color]


    The Car of the Future Will Sell Your Data

    “Carmakers recognize they’re fighting a war over customer data,” said Roger Lanctot, who works with automakers on data monetization as a consultant for Strategy Analytics. “Your driving behavior, location, has monetary value, not unlike your search activity.”

    Carmakers’ ultimate objective, Lanctot said, is to build a database of consumer preferences that could be aggregated and sold to outside vendors for marketing purposes, much like Google and Facebook do today.


    Gold posts biggest daily drop in more than a year
    prices settle -1.9% at $1,331.20/oz. for the sharpest daily decline since December 2016

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