Tag Archives: Economy

Macro, Markets, and Malarkey

Stocks and Bonds It feels like forever ago, but back in February, the S&P 500 hit its lowest level since 2014 as global growth fears spooked investors, leading to liquidations and deleveraging—most notably for sovereign wealth funds. Fast forward to now…as of the end of July 2016, the S&P 500 closed at 2,173.60—up 7.5% from […]
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The End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End (Redux): Video Commentary

  Links to Referenced ThinkAdvisor and Blog Content: A Different Liquidity Trap https://altegrisblogs.com/2014/05/28/the-end-of-the-beginning-or-the-beginning-of-the-end/    

Preparing for the Unemployment Numbers in December and January.

Don’t expect much help reading the economy or the markets or the Fed The initial weekly claims data for the week ending December 26th showed a seasonally-adjusted increase of 20,000 from the previous week and raised the 4-week moving average by 4,500 to 277,000. The Department of Labor did note the instability of seasonal factors […]
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STA Money Hour—The Economy, The Markets, Oil, and Investing

A week ago I was in Houston for a presentation and was able to spend an hour with Mike Smith and Luke Patterson on their radio program, which provides some very good financial insights to the local listening audience. I had just come out of a presentation so was loaded with information, which they proceeded […]
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