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- 06 Sep '17 at 6:50 pm #11597
Fed Vice Chairman Fischer Resigns, Effective Mid-October07 Sep '17 at 12:06 am #11598
At the close
Dow +0.28% to 21,813.88. S&P +0.32% to 2,465.82. Nasdaq +0.28% to 6,393.40.
Treasurys: 30-year -0.52%. 10-yr -0.27%. 5-yr -0.16%.
Commodities: Crude +0.92% to $49.11. Gold -0.47% to $1,338.20.
Currencies: Euro +0.02% vs. dollar. Yen +0.48%. Pound -0.08%.07 Sep '17 at 11:00 pm #11603CautiousInvestorKeymaster
GAS has quickly spiked from 2.09 to 2.59 in our area (and may be even higher in coming days) … these storms are truly bad — and may keep FOMC on hold — until the economy heats up later during rebuilding … FOMC would hurt recovery, if they raised rates later in month08 Sep '17 at 12:28 am #11605
Gas prices around here continue to rise too
..since Canada gets a majority of gasoline from the USA08 Sep '17 at 1:09 am #11607
Initial Jobless Claims +62K to 298K vs. 241K consensus, 236K prior (unrevised).
Continuous Claims:-5K at 1.940M vs. 1.945M.
Q2 Productivity and Costs: +1.5% vs. +1.3% expected, 0.9% previous (revised).
Unit labor costs +0.2% vs. +0.3% expected, +0.6% previous.
The 30-year fixed averaged 3.78% for the week ending Sep. 7, slipping from 3.82% a week ago, and the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.08%, down from 3.12% last week, Freddie Mac reports.
A year ago, the 30-year and 15-year fixed rates averaged 3.44% and 2.76%, respectively.08 Sep '17 at 1:09 am #11608
At the close
Dow -0.10% to 21,786.82. S&P -0.02% to 2,465.58. Nasdaq +0.07% to 6,397.54.
Treasurys: 30-year +0.8%. 10-yr +0.41%. 5-yr +0.24%.
Commodities: Crude -0.08% to $49.12. Gold +1.1% to $1,353.73.
Currencies: Euro +0.86% vs. dollar. Yen -0.69%. Pound -0.43%08 Sep '17 at 1:28 am #11610
US Crude Oil Inventory Change (WoW) 01-Sep: 4580K (est 4000K; prev 5392K
US Distillate Inventory Change (WoW) 01-Sep: -1396K (est -3000K; prev 748K)
US Gasoline Inventory Change (WoW) 01-Sep: -3199K (est -5200K; prev 36K)
US Refinery Utilization (W/W) 01-Sep: -16.90% (est -8.85%; prev 1.20%)
Cushing Crude Inventory Change (WoW) 01-Sep: 797K (prev 851K)08 Sep '17 at 2:47 am #11616
Massive Equifax data breach may have affected up to 143 million customers
Equifax Inc. said its systems were struck by a cyberattack that may have affected about 143 million U.S. customers of the credit reporting agency, shedding light on one of the largest and most intrusive breaches in history.
Intruders accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers, Equifax said in a statement. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 consumers were also accessed, the company said. Equifax shares dropped more than 8 percent in after-hours trading.
“This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do. I apologize to consumers and our business customers for the concern and frustration this causes,” Chief Executive Officer Richard Smith said.
The company set up a website, http://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, that consumers can use to determine whether their information was compromised. It’s also offering free credit-file monitoring and identify-theft protection.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/equifax-says-cyber-intrusion-affected-143-million-customers08 Sep '17 at 3:00 am #11618
3 Equifax managers sold stock before cyber hack was revealed08 Sep '17 at 3:12 am #1162008 Sep '17 at 9:41 pm #11624CautiousInvestorKeymaster
Markets are holding up well — and seem to be stable even in some of most disastrous times we have seen in a lifetime … even worst data breach of all time as A3 shares — and most powerful earthquake of all time in Mexico … now what does the good book predict in MAT 24 😉 – but I hope for best for our world & many years ahead
the FED will not raise rates & infrastructure will ramp up big time as well to actually improve economy better than before the storms (based on economic theory on how money circulates multiple times in a local economy) .. whole nations in Caribbean will have to be rebuilt also …. maybe it’s destiny having a “great builder” in the White House … I am remembering all in path of storm for safety08 Sep '17 at 11:13 pm #11626
Japan Q2 GDP, final: 0.6% q/q (expected 0.7%)
China August Trade Balance (in USD), $41.99B vs. $48.6B expected.
China August Exports (in USD) YoY, 5.5% vs. 5.1% expected.
China August Imports (in USD) YoY, 13.3% vs. 10% expected
China trade balance for August: CNY 286.5bn (expected CNY 335.7bn)08 Sep '17 at 11:16 pm #11627
Canada Net Change in Employment Aug: 22.2K (est 15.0K; prev 10.9K)
Unemployment Rate Aug: 6.20% (est 6.30%; prev 6.30%)
Full Time Employment Change Aug: -88.1K (prev 6.30%)
Part Time Employment Change Aug: 110.4K (prev -24.3
Canada Participation Rate Aug: 65.70% (prev 65.7)
Capacity Utilization Rate Q2: 85.00% (est 85.00%; prev rev 83.20%)
Canadian avg hourly wage $27.06 vs $26.61, +1.7% mom08 Sep '17 at 11:18 pm #11628
July Consumer Credit increases $18.5B (M/M) vs. $16.0B consensus and $11.8B prior (revised).
July Wholesale Trade: Inventories +0.6% M/M to $602.4B vs. +0.4%, +0.6% (revised) in June.
Sales -0.1% to $465.1B M/M.
Inventory to Sales ratio rises to 1.30.
Atlanta Fed GDPNow Q3 forecast bumped to 3% from 2.9%
NY Fed GDP Nowcast Q3: 2.1% (prev 2.2%)08 Sep '17 at 11:51 pm #11631
Uber is under investigation by federal authorities in New York for its alleged use of a spyware program designed to undermine its competition, according to people familiar with the matter. The program, nicknamed “Hell” at Uber, allegedly allowed the company to spy on drivers from Lyft.
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