Saturday, April 30, 2016

SATURDAY 4/30/16; Puerto Rico Default

SPX 2065. INDU 17774. COMPQ 4775. RUT 1131. NIKK 16666. SPASX200 5252. KOSPI 1994. SSEC 2938. HSI 21067. BSE 25607. DAX 10039 (holding on to 10K). CAC 4429. FTSE 6242. MIB 18601. IBEX 9026 (holding on to 9K). PSI 5053.

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 candidates such as Sanders on the democrat side and Trump and Cruz on the republican side. American may be moving into a social unrest period like the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

FRIDAY 4/29/16; Arbor Day; EOM (End-of-Month); Dollar/Yen 106-Handle; COG; CTB; ETN; CVX; XOM; KBR; MCO; NWL; PSX; PX; RCL; STX; TYC; Personal Income and Outlays; Chicago PMI; Consumer Sentiment; US Presidential Politics

Today is Arbor Day when 

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 at the Trump event results in several bloodied faces. The violence and riots will likely increase if Trump is the republican nominee for POTUS.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY 4/27/16; Administrative Professionals’ Day; Australia Inflation Stalls; WTIC Oil Above 45; BHI; BA; DPS; EVR; GD; GT; HES; HLT; IP; LL; ROL; STT; UTX; GRA; FOMC Meeting Announcement; CAKE; FB; KS; MAR;OIS; PYPL; PPC; SFLY

Today is Administrative Professionals’ Day an 

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 democrat camp, Bernie Sanders reduces staff and focuses on the upcoming California election. Hillary Clinton expects the nomination as her coronation continues.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

MONDAY 4/25/16; XRX; New Home Sales; 2-Year Note Auction; NBR; PXD; ZION

Australia and New Zealand trading are 

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 leaps +8.7% higher after earnings. ESRX drops -2.3% after beating on EPS but missing on the top line. Canadian National Railway reduces guidance and only expects flat earnings going forward; the stock derails.

SUNDAY 4/24/16

President Obama is 

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 investigation continues but any further details will likely be swept under the rug.  The FAA orders BA to fix Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet engines that are prone to icing.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

SATURDAY 4/23/16; Passover; US Presidential Politics

SPX 2092 (below 2100). INDU 18004 (above 18K). COMPQ 4906. RUT 1147. NIKK 17572. SPASX200 5236. KOSPI 2015. SSEC 2960 (below 3K). HSI 21467. BSE 25838. DAX 10373. CAC 4570. FTSE 6310. MIB 18687. IBEX 9233. PSI 5097.

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 rattles its saber with more missile launches this time claiming to fire from a submarine. The communists may be playing games and actually fired that missile from a submerged platform.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

FRIDAY 4/22/16; Earth Day; AN; CAT; GE; HON; KMB; MCD; STI; US Flash PMI

Today is Earth Day when

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 trend has developed over the last 20 years. The standard of living in the United States for the average family peaked in the early 2000’s about a decade ago. The America tomorrow is no longer better than the one today.

The Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

THURSDAY 4/21/16; ECB Rate Decision and President Draghi Press Conference; BK; BBT; BX; FITB; KEY; BIIB; GM; JCI; NUE; PPG; RS; COL; SHW; LUV; TRV; UA; UNP; USG; VZ; US Jobless Claims at 42-Year Low; Philly Fed; Chicago Fed; Leading Indicators; GOOGL; AMD; SAM; SBUX; MSFT; NSC; SLB; SWN; SWFT; V

Asian indexes are 

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 is Earth Day so alternative energy, batteries, conservation and recycling stocks may receive attention. Musician and songwriter superstar Prince passes at 57 years old so the music industry will be in focus tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Asian indexes are trading high

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Treasury yields are; 2-year 0.798%, 5-year 1.306%, 10-year 1.835, 30-year 2.648%.

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Remember to help your local food banks since there are lots of folks that are hungry in society; some are too proud to ask for help so the food bank is one discreet way they can receive aid. Children need food in their bellies to learn properly. Go through your kitchen cupboards and load canned goods into a bag and donate it to your local food bank; lots of people would appreciate receiving that style of beans or perhaps creamed corn that you no longer prefer.

Also go through the closet and get rid of old clothes that are still in nice shape without any rips or stains and give them to the local Goodwill or other thrift shop. The ladies there will be happy to receive any goods and it will help folks in need.

Monday, April 18, 2016

TUESDAY 4/19/16; NIKK +3.7%; New York State Primary Elections; GS; JNJ; KSU; PM; Housing Starts; SPX 2100; DAX +2.3%; Oil +4%; Natty +8%; Silver +5%; VIX 12-Handle; DFS; YHOO; INTC

WTIC oil is sticky at 40 and

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 best the country may have to offer is a general presidential election pitting Trump against Clinton. If this occurs, the voter turnout will likely be the lowest in decades as many Americans are unenthusiastic for an orange-headed carnival barker or scandal-ridden liar.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

MONDAY 4/18/16; Oil Collapses -7% but Recovers; Brazil's Rousseff Impeached; NIKK -3.4%; HAS; JBHT; MS; PEP; GWW; Fed Speak; Dow 18K; IBM; NFLX; IRS Tax Return Deadline

The new week of trading is 

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deadline for Americans to file their 2015 taxes is midnight tonight. A frantic rush occurs at post offices in major cities across the United States as last minute tax filers try to beat the deadline. The standard deadline is 4/15/16 but was extended until today due to the Emancipation Day city holiday in Washington, DC.

SUNDAY 4/17/16; Pacific-Rim Earthquakes; Brazil Impeachment Vote; Doha Oil-Producers Meeting Fails; Oil Collapses -7%

The major Pacific-Rim earthquakes continue with 

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Gold 1238. Silver 16.30. Copper 2.1565. Euro 1.1295. Dollar/yen 108.34. Pound 1.4184. Aussie dollar 0.7670.

Friday, April 15, 2016

SATURDAY 4/16/16; Japan Double-Quake; US Presidential Politics

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the terrorists that are released end up back on the front lines after token prison terms and begin murdering people again. The president releases the terrorists into the weekend to keep the news attention to a minimum. Why would anyone release terrorists that ultimately return to fighting?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

FRIDAY 4/15/16; China Q1 GDP and Data Dump; OpEx; C; SCHW; RF; Empire State Mfg Index; Industrial Production; Consumer Sentiment

Aussie, Asia and US index futures are

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 begin pushing each other outside a venue in Hartford, Connecticut, where the orange-headed orator is speaking. Trump’s rallies continue to attract violence and social unrest.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

THURSDAY 4/14/16; NIKK +3.2%; Cascading Global Rally Stalls; BOE Rate Decision; BAC; BLK; PNC; WFC; DAL; CPI (Consumer Price Index); Fed Speak; 30-Year Bond Auction

Euro 1.1272. Dollar/yen 109.43. 

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 are on Tuesday, 4/19/16, only five days away. Clinton is expected to defeat Sanders, however, if the voter turnout is large Sanders may surprise everyone. On the republican side, Trump is expected to handily win New York; the key focus is on whether he will receive over 50% of the vote since that would award him all the delegates. Cruz and Kasich will be happy if they can keep Trump under 50% in New York.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

WEDNESDAY 4/13/16; China Trade Data; Cascading Global Stock Market Rally; Q1 Bank Earnings Begin with JPM; TITN; Retail Sales; PPI (Producer Price Index); Business Inventories; 10-Year Note Auction; Beige Book; Financial Stocks Rally; JPM +4.2%; PIR

US futures are flat. S&P -1. 

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presidential race, Trump speaks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the David L Lawrence Convention Center. Scuffles break out between pro-Trump and anti-Trump demonstrators and police are caught in the middle. Minor injuries occur and a few arrests are made. Trump’s rallies continue to attract violence.

Monday, April 11, 2016

TUESDAY 4/12/16; US Dollar Index 93-Handle; FAST; Saudi Arabia and Russia Freeze Oil Output; Oil Rallies Over +4% to 2016 Highs; WTIC Oil Above 42; Brent Oil Above 44; Italian Banks Remain Unsteady; Natty Gas Rallies +6%; Fed Speak; CSX; Zika Virus

US futures trade lower. S&P -3. 

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with large stock portfolios, have been rewarded by the Federal Reserve goosing the stock market and enjoy life in vast luxurious mansions). More businesses have closed in the US over the last six years than opened (President Obama will downplay this legacy item). America has truly become the land of the have’s and have not’s created by the Federal Reserve’s obscene Keynesian money-printing policies.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

MONDAY 4/11/16; Japan Machinery Orders; China Inflation Data; Italian Banks Recover on Potential Bailout Deal; Natty Gas -4%; President Obama and Fed Chair Yellen Meet; Q1 Earnings Season Kicks off with AA; US Presidential Politics

Euro 1.1408. Euro/yen 123.31.

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 A shoe box full of receipts, blank tax forms, a calculator and sharpened No. 2’s are placed on the table and the coffee maker is brewing up a pot of liquid stimulant to help the tax procrastinators make it to the finish line.

SUNDAY 4/10/16

Secretary Kerry travels from 

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 the US economy and markets slide down the rabbit hole this year or as he begins to exit office? Usually, braggadocio words always come back to haunt you.

Friday, April 8, 2016


SPX 2048. INDU 17577. COMPQ 4851. RUT 1097. NIKK 15822. SPASX200 4938. KOSPI 1972. SSEC 2986. HSI 20370. BSE 24674. DAX 9622. CAC 4303. FTSE 6204. MIB 17505. IBEX 8428. PSI 4858.

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 Spieth is on track to become one of the greatest golfers in history. Will he win tomorrow or will he choke? Under Armour (his main sponsor) executives are dancing in the boardroom as the ‘UA’ logo is flashed across the television screen all weekend long.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

FRIDAY 4/8/16; Oil Rallies +7%; Wholesale Trade; Brent Oil 42-Handle

Aussie and Asian indexes are 

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 are evacuated from the Alphabet (Google) headquarters due to a threat received. Authorities search the buildings and find nothing. No one is injured. After two rounds at The Masters, pro golfer Jordan Spieth leads Rory McIlroy by one shot.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

THURSDAY 4/7/16; Dollar/Yen Tags 107-Handle; KMX; CAG; RAD; Italy’s MIB Mini-Crashes -2.5%; Global Financials Collapse; ECB Minutes; Copper Dumps -4%; US 10-Year Yield Under 1.70%; SPX (S&P 500) Turns Negative for 2016; Natural Gas Rallies +6%; RT; Former Federal Reserve Chairmen Volcker, Greenspan and Bernanke and Fed Chair Yellen Speak

Euro 1.1392. Dollar/yen 10975. 

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Fed heads adjourn each then trying to outrace the other to the free buffet table. US futures are trading marginally lower. Fed’s George, speaking at a different event, says the commercial real estate market is a potential asset bubble. The mixed Fed messages continue. Are there asset bubbles in play or not? George calls the commodity slump a bubble that burst.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

WEDNESDAY 4/6/16; Wisconsin Primary Election Aftermath; STZ; MON; Fed Speak; Oil Rallies More Than +5%; Dollar/Yen Prints 109-Handle; FOMC Minutes; BBBY

Asian indexes are sneaking out tiny gains in early

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Dimon releases an annual letter. JP Morgan has only kept pace with the benchmark SPX since 2004 when Dimon took the helm. Dimon comments on the ongoing Brexit drama and says the impact of Britain leaving the EU is large and unknown. Dimon says a Brexit may lead to years of uncertainty.

TUESDAY 4/5/16; Cascading Global Selloff; IMF Dire Outlook; Dollar/Yen 110-Handle; NIKK -2.4%; Global PMI Services; POTUS Race Heats Up with Wisconsin Primary Election; DRI; WBA; European Stocks Collapse; DAX -2.6%; CAC -2.2%; MIB -3%; IBEX -2.4%; PSI -2.1%; Italian Banks Bludgeoned

US futures are weak Monday evening as the Asian markets 

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the darkest overnight skies of the month. Covert military raids will occur by forces with superior night vision technology. The stock market is typically weak moving through the new moon each month.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

MONDAY 4/4/16; Hidden Offshore Accounts Exposed in “The Panama Papers”; Natural Gas Rallies Over +5%; Factory Orders; Fed Speak

US futures begin on the negative side Sunday evening in the 

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 a buzzer finish, Villanova is crowned the victor. Billions in betting took place over the last three weeks and billions in productivity were lost as employees were distracted by the basketball games.

March Publication of Daily Chronology of Global Markets and World Economics 2016-03 is Available from Amazon; US Presidential Primary Election Drama Continues; Brussels Terror Attack; ECB and Fed Central Bankers Pump Stocks Higher

The March publication of the Daily Chronology of Global Markets and World Economics 2016-03 is available through Amazon (AMZN). The epic market action continues. The global stock markets begin the year by crashing and collapsing into 2/11/16. The prior monthly chronologies explain the huge crash from late December into mid-February. Then, as everyone was convinced that the stock market would go into free fall and sentiment was extremely negative, the bottom occurs and stocks rally from mid-February through March into early April.

Italian, Spanish and Portuguese banks are a major problem in 2016 but the concerns temporary subside allowing for a recovery in global stocks. The Brussels Airport terrorism is explained as it unfolds in real-time and the reactions in stock, futures, options, currency and bond markets are highlighted.

The US POTUS primary elections continue with Clinton the likely democrat nominee although Sanders has a huge following and is gaining momentum. Clinton may be undone by the ongoing email scandal. On the republican side, Trump and Cruz are battling for the nomination. The general election to elect the next US president is 11/8/16.

The ECB decision on 3/10/16 pumps global stocks higher, then the FOMC meeting on 3/16/16 creates more central banker easy money pumping. The central bankers are in bed with the wealthy, that hold large stock portfolios, creating strong moves in stocks so they all can benefit financially. Once they retire, Fed members are rewarded for their loyalty to the investment banks with lucrative speaking engagements which are essentially token appearances at luncheons. The central bankers keep the upside six-week stock market rally alive. The chronology explains how the central bankers are the market.

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SUNDAY 4/3/16

Brussels Airport at Zaventem, Belgium, partially opens after the heinous terrorist attacks by Muslim radicals. The airport 

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 train hits a backhoe on the tracks near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, killing two workers but no one on the train is injured. The main track line is shut down for several hours delaying travelers.

Saturday, April 2, 2016


SPX 2073. INDU 17793. COMPQ 4915. RUT 1118. NIKK 16164. SPASX200 4999. KOSPI 1974. SSEC 3010. HSI 20499. BSE 25270. DAX 9795. CAC 4322. FTSE 6146. MIB 17777. IBEX 8602. PSI 4990.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

FRIDAY 4/1/16; April Fool’s Day; NIKK -3.6%; Global PMI’s; Oil Collapses -4% After Saudi’s Balk at Production Freeze; WTIC Oil Prints 36-Handle; Brent Oil 38-Handle; US Monthly Jobs Report; Euro/Pound Tags 0.80; Dollar/Yen Under 112; ISM Mfg Index; Consumer Sentiment

Asian traders wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning as the 

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does not want to be associated with all this negative legacy and history but it is his feckless and weak foreign policy that has created the rise of radical Islam and terrorism around the world and shaped current circumstances.

WTIC oil 36.79. Brent oil 38.67. Euro 1.1386. Dollar/yen 111.65. Pound 1.4228. Gold 1224. Silver 15.05. Copper 2.169.