Thursday, September 19, 2019

Bonus Quotes of The Day: Not The Tone We're Looking For!

Not the tone we're looking for:

Quote of the Day: Life Is Funny!

Couldn't help it!

And, c'mon, just laugh... we could use a little bipartisan humor these days...

This Week's Message: The Market Still Looks Heavy (video)

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Latest Consumer vs Business Data Match Our Index

As we've been reporting of late, the consumer is in pretty good shape. In fact, he/she is doing virtually all of the heavily lifting on behalf of the economy these days.

No Need To "Further' Spike The Punch Bowl...

Didn't do a pre-market video this morning, as any short-term technical signals can easily be blown out when the Fed announces its interest rate decision at 11am (pdt), and when Chairman Powell makes his followup statement and fields questions from the media.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

No Worries In Today's Data Releases

I wonder if the members of The Federal Open Market Committee (the Fed) were too preoccupied by their discussions over the data today (day one of their two-day policy meeting) to take note of today's data? 

If not -- if they indeed took a peak -- those who favor little or no tweaking (the hawks) had to have looked at their dovish counterparts (those clamoring for a .50% rate cut) and said "see what we mean!"

Today's Log Entry: Call It (the market's odds tomorrow) 50/50

9/17/19 Tuesday

Something very weird is going on with overnight repo rates!