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The Closing Look

Stocks fell on Thursday as investors digested the latest round of economic and earnings data. Before the open, the government said U.S. GDP rose 1.4% in the second quarter, beating estimates for 1.1%. Mid-day, stocks were slammed after some Deutsche Bank clients reduced collateral on trades. Separately, shares of Wells Fargo (WFC) took out their Feb 2016 low.

Gary’s Thoughts:

By Gary Kaltbaum September 29,2016
Greetings from the Ryder Cup where to be clear, the atmosphere is electric. We will have a bigger report for you this weekend, especially on the goings on with Deutsche Bank. So to be brief, just remember what we have told you for a very long time. It’s never bad until the market says so. The action in Deutsche Bank stock is now saying so. Whether or not it flows over into others remains to be seen. We suspect we are getting very close to some sort of action taking place to stanch the bleeding.
We just want you to be aware that Wamu, Countrywide, Lehman, Bear Stearns, Wachovia and the rest did not go out of business. The market put them out of business with crashing stock prices. We are in no way saying the same will happen now. BUT…we are saying and repeating to you that the leverage and debt in the system is much higher than it was in 08 (no one again learned any lessons) and the amount of derivatives cannot even be counted at this point. But don’t worry, Janet Yellen says there is no bubble. Feel better now!

Listen To Thursday’s Investor’s Edge Radio Show 9.29.16

Listen To Thursday’s Investor’s Edge Radio Show 9.29.16

Our Important Thought Of The Day: Too much power…for too long gets you to $20 trillion of debt!


The Closing Look

Stocks rallied on Wednesday as investors digested a rather busy day. Six Fed heads spoke, including Janet Yellen, with the big headline coming from Mr. Evans. Mr. Evans said, rates should stay low for a long time, and that sparked a nice afternoon rally. Elsewhere, oil surged after rumor spread that OPEC will cut production in November. Shares of Nike ($NKE) and Tempur Sealy International ($TPX) both fell after reporting earnings. Finally, economic data was mixed. Durable Goods Orders, were unchanged last month, beating estimates for a decline of -1.9%. Year-over-year, orders fell -1.3%, beating estimates for a decline of -4.1%. Elsewhere, MBA Mortgage Applications fell -0.7%, which was better than last week’s reading of -7.3%.

Gary’s Thoughts: Oil…oil…and more oil. And OPEC still hasn’t met yet.

Lots Of Charts Of The Day In One Article


Listen To Wednesday’s Investor’s Edge Radio Show: Stoolander Edition 09/28/2016

The Morning Look

Market Update:

Stock futures are flat ahead of Thursday’s open as investors approach the end of the month and the end of quarter.

Gary’s Thoughts: Energy on radar screen now.

Economic Calendar:

  • Patrick Harker Speaks 5:00 AM ET
  • GDP 8:30 AM ET
  • International Trade in Goods 8:30 AM ET
  • Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET
  • Corporate Profits 8:30 AM ET
  • Dennis Lockhart Speaks 8:50 AM ET
  • Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index 9:45 AM ET
  • Jerome Powell Speaks 10:00 AM ET
  • Pending Home Sales Index 10:00 AM ET
  • EIA Natural Gas Report 10:30 AM ET
  • Neel Kashkari Speaks 2:30 PM ET
  • Esther George Speaks 4:15 PM ET
  • Fed Balance Sheet 4:30 PM ET
  • Money Supply 4:30 PM ET
  • Janet Yellen Speaks 5:10 PM ET


  • Oil surges after OPEC agrees to cut production in November
    Gary’s Thoughts: We shall see if this sticks.
  • Fed’s Evans said, Rates Will Stay Easy For A Very Long Time
    Gary’s Thoughts: So 8 years at 0% is not a long time?

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