IDS World Markets Thurs 17th February 05
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Posted 17 February 2005 - 09:12 AM
How's the weather? Is record rainfall falling indoors at mortgage banks and employers while the sun shines outside? Find out with the release of the initial jobless claims, part of the 8:30 (NY) "numbers."
USD Export Price Index (MoM) (JAN) 13:30 8:30 0.2% 0.2%
USD Import Price Index (MoM) (JAN) 13:30 8:30 0.6% -1.3%
USD Import Price Index (YoY) (JAN) 13:30 8:30 6.9%
USD Initial Jobless Claims (FEB 12) 13:30 8:30 315K 303K
USD Continuing Claims (FEB 5) 13:30 8:30 2734K 2737K
Will it be raining today inside the chambers of congress? If so, will Al's hot air evaporate the rain before it hits anybody and hits the floor? Find out, with today's "words." I'm sure there will be a lot of them.
USD Greenspan Testimony to House on Monetary Policy 15:00 10:00
USD Leading Indicators (JAN) 15:00 10:00 -0.2% 0.2%
USD Philadelphia Fed Survey (FEB) 17:00 12:00 17.5 13.2
Posted 17 February 2005 - 09:33 AM
The groundhog didn't see its shadow!!! Jobless claims, both initial and ongoing, beat by a penny!!!
Beautiful weather lately, wouldn't you say!
Posted 17 February 2005 - 09:40 AM
From Chuck Bultler's Daily Pfennig email this morning.
Posted 17 February 2005 - 09:53 AM
Are gift cards popular in your country's? So far in the US the great gift card excuse has failed to materialize.
Posted 17 February 2005 - 09:56 AM
HRFF introduces the Bareister Fund's
new sales spokesman, 'Darth Tater'
"GOLD -- it's not just for misers anymore."
"Dollahs -- fire-starters for the K-wave winter." - Drano
"Three humps and a dump." - anotherone, 21 SEP 2004
"No gold was harmed in the making of this movie." - Bizarro Greenspan
[i]"Da Track. Da place where Morons bet on Animals Controlled by Criminals." - our jickiss
Posted 17 February 2005 - 10:02 AM
APPL & EBAY split 2:1 today
Both are trading up pre-market
Posted 17 February 2005 - 10:05 AM
Master, your wish is our command. An attempt to resolve Al's connundrum. Perhaps, like mathematics, this will go down in history as a new economic puzzle. Fermat's last theorem stood unproven for 300 years and now we have Al's connundrum.
Posted 17 February 2005 - 10:16 AM
What we have determined here is that only certain observers can alter the outcome of an event... somewhere Heisenberg smacks himself on his forehead...
Posted 17 February 2005 - 10:18 AM
here's the reit sell signal
Goldman Sachs recommends overweight in office REITs (GS, TRZ, LRY, BXP, VNO, BPO, CBG) by John Spence
BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- Goldman Sachs (GS) advised clients invested in real estate investment trusts to overweight exposure to the office sector in a research note Thursday morning. Goldman upgraded to "outperform/cautious" the shares of lagging office REITs Trizec Properties (TRZ), Liberty Property trust (LRY) and Boston Properties (BXP); and downgraded to "in-line" from "outperform" shares of Vornado Realty Trust (VNO), Brookfield Properties (BPO) and real estate broker CB Richard Ellis (CBG). With office REITs trading at an 11 percent discount to the group compared with a historical discount of 3 percent, Goldman said it sees "better relative value in the shares of companies with a broader exposure to national office markets, where conditions are more challenging and there is more stock upside."
Posted 17 February 2005 - 10:28 AM
Well, the markets seem to move WITH the dollar now so today should be one bullish extravaganza.
Posted 17 February 2005 - 10:37 AM
Dow looks very tired up here...a breach of 10825 Dow/ 1210 SPX should finish 'er off..
Posted 17 February 2005 - 10:38 AM
and HGX still rocking...even with rates climbing...not for too much longer methinks...
Posted 17 February 2005 - 10:41 AM
this dow/spx weakness on the open is bogus, r2k futures boning.
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