DHUnplugged #310: Is Apple (AAPL) Turning Into an IBM?

Not so great of a start for tech earnings. Apple (AAPL) is not keeping up with analyst’s expectations and shares are seeing a sharp move lower. Twitter (TWTR) also reports and disappoints as do other major names. Is this a trend or just a few hiccups?sourapples

Oil is climbing on speculation that inventory levels will finally start to drop – but is this something that is more of a pipe dream? Plenty of news and commentary on markets and other business news of interest.


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DHUnplugged #309: Deal or No Deal

No DEAL! Nothing was done at the bu Opec/Non-Opec gathering over the weekend, but oil continues to rise. dond

Earnings are starting to come in and so far there is nothing to get too excited about. Banks are beating estimates, but bad loans are growing and volumes of equity trading and fixed income are plummeting.

 


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DHUnplugged #308: Chatbots – Your New Best Friend

Earnings will be in the spotlight as the season has officially opened. It is time to find out if the fundamentals match the technical conditions.chatbots

Chatbots are the all the rage – Microsoft’s failure and Facebook’s foray are on the list of topics we discuss.

Crude surges as inventories see the biggest drawdown for 2016 and rumors are floating about regarding the potential for a production freeze by Russia and Saudi Arabia.


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DHUnplugged # 307: The Soft Dove Does it Again!

Another day, another speech. This time from Chairman Yellen who now says that inflation readings are transitory and the Fed has more scope for further accommodative actions. In other words : MORE STIMULUS as their outlook is looking wrong again. So, if at first (or second, third etc) you don’t succeed, try try again.yellen1

Whether or not markets continue to hold on to the notion that a carrot dangle will magically propel the economy is uncertain, but what other choices are there?

GDP revisions, employment report on the horizon and plenty of news you need to know…. All packed into this episode.


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DHUnplugged #306: The Blackout Looms Large

As earnings season approaches, companies will be in their blackout periods, unable to buy their stocks through certain repurchase plans. Without that added liquidity, what will result?blackout

U.S. markets are flirting with unchanged for the year as the massive rally  over the past few weeks has pushed valuations back into the danger zone, but with central banks showing more desire to stimulate, it may not matter… or will it?

Just last week, the Fed sent a confusing message to markets, now we are “only” to expect 2 rate hikes this year – so much for following the economic indicators.

All this and the winners of the latest Closest to the Pin…..


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DHUnplugged #305: From Unicorn to UniCorpse

It has been a busy couple of weeks while DHunplugged was on a short vacation. Markets rally, oil climbs and central banks are getting more aggressive.unicorpse

China is still in terrible shape, but investors are still looking for more stimulative actions to come to the rescue.

It will be a big week upcoming with a busy economic calendar and the Fed’s rate decision on Wednesday…

And.. What is with the Unicorns? Write-downs happening quickly as there is a sense that valuations are way to rich for many of these names.


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DHUnplugged #304: An Infestation of Raccoons and Bears

The debate over the effectiveness of central bank actions is raging on. Once an investor’s best friend, confidence is waning and markets are reacting. Following the best week of 2016, equities are once again seeing weakness as oil falls on OPEC comments.meancoon

The bearish position is strengthening, but should this be a sign to start to nibble again on stocks? Is this a contrary indication or something that we should heed?


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DHUnplugged #303: Waiting on China’s Left Hook

Oil soars on news that there will be a production cut, then sours after the announcement of a production freeze. Waiting on the “left-hook” devaluation from China after they pledged to keep the Yuan strong.dh_lefthookb

Draghi promises the world that more stimulus is on tap and Japan continues to believe that negative rates are the answer to their economic woes. Meanwhile, there is some chatter that the Presidential candidates are the reason that markets have been in a downward spiral. More on this and other important topics.


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DHUnplugged #302: Take a Ride on the Titanic II?

CDS – Credit Defaults Swaps blowing out in Europe as negative deposit rates are having a terrible impact. Tech stocks blowing up as earnings and outlook are really concerning investors.titanic

Oil continues to get hammered and now below $30 per barrel – even with the rumors flying around that there will be a special/emergency meeting with OPEC/Non-OPEC countries in an effort to stabilize prices.

Japan market crumble, bond yields are dropping and all eyes are on the Fed’s next move. Listen in as we dive deep into the real news that matters most for investors.


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DHUnplugged #301: Groundhog Day, Again…

philMarkets are still contending with cross currents and the free-fall in commodity prices. The most recent earnings from Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) are pushing and pulling investors in different directions.

We delve into the recent move by the Bank of Japan, earnings and the latest news that are shaping the investment climate. Plus, we reveal the winning entry from our 300th Anniversary show.

Plus, we take a look at negative interest rates and the potential for the Fed to restart QE.


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