DHUnplugged #332: Rumor Mill Overload

The rumor mill is in overdrive. Last week Twitter (TWTR) was said to be up for sale. This week there is some murmurs about the potential for Disney (DIS) to make a bid for Netflix (NFLX) – what is next? For whatever reasons, the U.S. dollar is rallying, even though the ECB send up a […]

DHUnplugged #331: We’ve Been Smeckledorfed

Twitter (TWTR) rumored to be up for sale, Facebook (FB) video ad controversy and the continuing saga with Wells Fargo (WFC) are in focus. Also, we look at the latest takeaways from the first Presidential debate. Crude oil surging again after some comments that a production freeze will happen – then sinks, then surges. Markets […]

DHUnplugged #330: The 11th Sector

A fun week lies ahead for Central Bank fixated traders and investors. More terrorism on U.S. soil – what to make of this and how does that impact the U.S. elections? Another tech hardware announcement that has been long awaited – comes and goes. Is this going to be a game-changer? The S&P’s 11th sector, […]

DHUnplugged #328: Hakuna Matata Markets

Back to the trading desks – summer is over and now we may see trading volume pick up as there is plenty of news that may move markets. ISM manufacturing and services reports point to a slowdown while markets remain calm and investors ready to buy any dip. Markets now seem to be in a […]

DHUnplugged #324: The 3-Day Workweek

Employment numbers keep on showing signs of a strong economy. On the other hand, productivity showed a massive drop. Market continue to creep higher – even in light of valuations and headwinds as the search for yield continues. Olympic update! What is the deal with advertisers dropping Facebook? And much more … See this week’s […]

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 #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. The bearish position is strengthening, but should this be a sign to start […]

DHUnplugged #301: Groundhog Day, Again…

Markets 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 […]

DHUnplugged #298: 2008 Part II ?

It was a historic week on Wall Street. 2016 started with a nasty blow to markets. Investors liquidated as they ran for cover and headlines are painting a bleak picture. Earnings season, China, crude and the major news that will move markets are all discussed. We also confirm our car sales theory with data that […]

DHUnplugged #286: Bad News Is Good News Again

After the horrible jobs report, stocks staged an impressive turnaround off the lows. What is this telling us about the potential for more stimulus from the Fed? Drug companies are under attack as more information comes to light about their pricing practices. We discuss this as well as more important news hitting the tape. Market […]