Economy


DHUnplugged #318: Two Days and Counting

Countdown to the Brexit vote – two days from now we will know the result. Some are predicting that if the U.K. were to vote to leave that the pound could drop and a global recession would ensue. Janet Yellen testifies to Congress over the next two days, shedding light on some of the Fed’s […]

DHUnplugged #317: China – DENIED

China markets were once again denied the coveted inclusion by MSCI in a further setback to the markets. Brexit worries are preventing new market highs as trades are unwound ahead of the June 23rd vote and hopes are alive that the Fed will say something, anything that will reignite a flame for bulls to keep […]

DHUnplugged #316: Organized Confusion

The weakest jobs report in years does not dissuade investors from piling into equities. While there is plenty of headwinds for markets, there is seemingly no thought to any downside potential. Oil is helping to keep a floor under prices as production has dropped and rumors continue to floated from OPEC. Fed speakers are talking […]

DHUnplugged #315: A Short But Memorable Week

The Fed Chair, Janet Yellen seemed to have given the go-ahead for a rate hike as early as the June meeting. Maybe yes, maybe no. But most probably a trial balloon that will float and then bust by the time the meeting rolls around. It is a shortened trading week for U.S. markets are equity […]

DHUnplugged #314: FedWinds In Time for Summer

Greek debt write-downs will wait until at least 2018 says Germany. Retail sales in the U.S. are still feeling the pain as the latest report from Best Buy (BBY) shows a rather miserable outlook ahead. Volumes are slowing into the summer and M&A rumors as well as upgrades by Sell-side should be in full swing. […]

DHUnplugged #313: Mr. Inflation is Showing Signs of Life

OIL on the move, inflation ticking up and GDP is flat. Stocks are still range-bound with erratic day-to-day moves. There is some talk that Japan’s Abe is going to move back the sales tax increase and plenty of central bank gibberish about rate hikes and live meetings. Coming up this week we are looking forward […]

DHUnplugged #312: Battle of The Old Codger Vs. The Millennial

Wildfires in Canada disrupting oil production is helping to move oil prices – is this finally the bottom for crude or just a false move that will resolve lower? China has mixed economic data, but markets like that inflation saw stabilization. A slew of earnings from the big-box retailers are on the way… What will […]

DHUnplugged #311: The Failure of Kitchen Sink Economics

Key economic leaders in Europe downgraded future growth expectations and lowered their outlook for inflation. This is in the as they have provided record stimulus and gone so far as applying negative rates. China is still slowing and earnings have been so-so at best. Where do we go from here? In this episode we take […]

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? Oil is climbing on speculation that inventory levels will […]

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. 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.   […]