Van Eck Hotline on Money and the Economy For: Monday, July 15, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. www.vanecktillman.com We are pleased to announce that our new web site is now active: www.vanecktillman.com. Check it out! Back in December 1996, Wall Street and the financial media helped to forge a lasting myth regarding Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan. […]
Bullish Sign For The U.S. Ecomomy. Credit Card Delinquencies Fall To Lowest Rate Since 1990. In Line With Lange Financial Services Thoughts On The Economy.
This falls in line with the theme from Fred Lange of Lange Financial Services regarding the economy improving through the remainder of the year and into 2014. Credit-Card Delinquency Falls to Lowest Rate Since 1990 By Eric Morath Americans are keeping up with their credit card bills better than any time in the past two […]
Van Eck Hotline on Money and the Economy For: Monday, July 8, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. Despite plenty of evidence that the Federal Reserve is getting ready to begin tapering its pace of quantitative easing, much of the Financial Establishment remains in denial. It seems like every day brings a new commentary from a well-known […]
Friday’s jobs report had a little bit for everybody, and conflicting information of course. It’s important to remember that this is the first estimate and will be revised over the next two months, in both directions. The percentage of unemployed due to voluntarily leaving a job increased to 8.8% from 8.1% the prior month, which […]
Lange Financial Services. Brief Market Update. July 4, 2013 The market action on Wednesday was excellent given the prevailing negatives including: The financial problems in Portugal. The weakness in the European markets. The uprising in Egypt. Stocks opened lower and closed up on the day in the face of the negative news mentioned above, which […]
By PHILLIP SWAGEL 7.1.2013 While recent stock market gyrations betray investor concerns over the resilience of the recovery as the Fed contemplates the end of easy money, the prospects for growth in the United States look brighter not much further ahead. There are always risks and challenges that could derail an optimistic forecast some of […]
Van Eck Hotline on Money and the Economy For: Monday, July 1, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. I heard from a long-time subscriber last week. He wanted to know who would be financing the Federal debt when the U.S. central bank stops its asset purchases during the time ahead. I was glad to receive that note, […]
Lange Financial Services: Brief Market Comment And Current Favored Stocks. 6-30-2013 At last weeks peak at about DOW 15,000, the market had recovered about 50% of the recent decline. Perhaps a re-test of the 14,500 area is possible in the weeks ahead. However, we remain bullish on the Economy into 2014. Emphasis should be on […]
Van Eck On Money And The Economy. Monday, June 24, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. A week ago, I suggested that the latest FOMC meeting was unlikely to provide much in the way of news for the markets. The post meeting statement certainly fit in with that prediction. The FOMC tinkered with its forecasts for GDP […]
The Federal Reserveâ€™s policy committee wraps up its latest two-day conclave today and a roadmap is in order. Reuters The Federal Reserve building in Washington.The meeting comes after several weeks of high drama in the markets sparked by the Fedâ€™s attempts to explain how and when it might pull back from its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying […]
Investor Caution Increases, but a Quick Fed Shift Remains Unlikely Russ Koesterich | June 17, 2013 | Topics: Economic Outlook, Equities, Fixed Income Overview Despite concerns to the contrary, we do not expect the Federal Reserve to change policy quickly or aggressively. Even when the Fed does begin to taper its easy approach to policy, […]
Van Eck Hotline on Money and the Economy For: Monday, June 17, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. The U.S. financial markets are entering one of the most important periods in years. On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will be meeting in Washington. During the past few years, those meetings […]
Blackstone is pleased to offer the following Market Commentary by Byron Wien which shares his thinking on global economic developments, market insights and other factors that may influence investment opportunities and strategies. The Smartest Man is Bullish on Europe June 2013 During the course of every year I try to meet several times with the […]
Goldman Sachs Upgrades S&P 500 Target Published: Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:39 AM ET By: Ansuya Harjani Goldman Sachs has upgraded its target for the S&P 500, forecasting that the U.S. benchmark index will climb a further 5 percent to 1750 by year-end, from an initial estimate of 1625, supported by robust dividend growth […]
Fred Lange Of Lange Financial Services: Thoughts On Markets, Equities, A New Form Of Gridlock, Why He Has Been And Remains Bullish.
The Wall and Broad Report has been fortunate to receive market and trading thoughts and ideas from Fred and Rob Lange of Lange Financial Services ( LFS ) since its inception in mid 2010. It was just before the mid term election that got LFS discussing the benefits of Gridlock for the markets. Between August […]
The QE-Xcuse. From Brian S. Wesbury. Stocks Are Cheap. They Are Rising Because That’s What Cheap Things Do.
Brian S. Wesbury – Chief Economist Bob Stein, CFA – Deputy Chief Economist Date: 5/6/2013 The higher the stock market goes, the more the bears argue that itâ€™s all about easy money from the Federal Reserve. The â€œQE-xcuseâ€ â€“ says Wall Street is flying high on a wave of new money from Quantitative Easing. But, […]