Some Like It Hot

If you’re a retailer, you might be thrilled with the personal income and personal spending beat last month (0.4% vs 0.3% exp and 0.8% versus 0.4% expected.) If you’re a manufacturer, you might be pleased with durable goods coming in at a +1.1% versus the -1.3% expected. But, if you’re a member of the FOMC, … continue reading →

Durable Orders’ Mixed Bag

There’s something in March’s durable orders report for both bulls and bears. The 3.2% topline number was wildly better than the 0.7% expected and -1.2% previous.  But, it was driven primarily by large Boeing orders. Non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a proxy for business spending plans, dropped 0.4%. And core shipping logged another 0.4% drop. … continue reading →

Happy Thanksgiving

I want wish all our members a safe and enjoyable holiday. We will take Friday off and be back on Monday, Nov 28. Markets staged a little celebration of their own yesterday, with ES slipping back up above the 10-day moving average and 3.618 Fib – a gizzard’s throw away from the 200-day. Otherwise, not … continue reading →