This past week I was asked several questions about the BLS’ December unemployment rate and the BLS’ employment estimate. The questions clearly indicated that the questioners did not know the two estimates come from different BLS surveys – the unemployment rate from the Household Survey and the employment number from the Establishment Survey… Read More
Checking and Savings Accounts Get More Than Eight Times More Money Than Stock and Bond Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds in First Eleven Months of 2011.
The Federal Reserve is doing almost everything in its power to entice investors to speculate in overpriced asset markets. Yet investors are generally refusing to embrace speculation. The real money these days is going under the mattress… Read More
Why Should Anyone at a Company That’s Too Big to Fail Ever Earn a Bonus Higher Than the Salary of the President of the United States? The Financial Stability Board in November released a list of 29 “systemically important” financial companies that will have to raise their core tier 1 capital levels above the requirements of Basel III and submit to tighter regulatory scrutiny…Read More
Today I’d like to provide an update to our video post last week discussing the difference between our December jobs estimate of 38,000 and ADPís estimate of 325,000. Since then, the BLS released its December jobs estimate that said the economy added 200,000 new jobs. While the BLS estimate is substantially lower than ADP’s estimate it is much higher than TrimTabs. So what gives? Read More
The Federal Reserve is doing almost everything in its power to entice investors to speculate in overpriced asset markets. Yet investors are generally refusing to embrace speculation. The real money these days is going under the mattress. In the first 11 months of 2011, investors poured a stunning $889 billion into checking and savings accounts. This inflow is more than eight times higher than the $109 billion that flowed into stock and bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds… Read More
Many strategists have crowed about the record amounts of cash on corporate balance sheets. What has received much less attention is that companies are committing less of that cash to repurchase their own shares… Read More
Special Focus: Separate Accounts Flows for Q3 2011. We estimate that separate accounts lost $79.4 billion in Q3 2011, the largest outflow in six quarters, based on data from the Informa Investment Solutions Plan Sponsor Network. Separate accounts shed $198.8 billion in Q1 2010… Read More
Spotlight: Real-Time Data Shows Growth in Wages and Salaries Decelerates in Past Two Months. Upbeat Report from Deutsche Bank Based on Data from Q3 2011. Bottom Line: Lagged Reporting by BEA and BLS Misses Deceleration in U.S. Economic Growth. Two Key Real-Time Indicators Warn of Economic Weakness… Read More
Starting tomorrow, I will be taking a two week vacation. My next Daily Edge video will be Monday, January 23 from the Inside ETF conference at Hollywood Florida, where I will be a panelist. While I am away, some of the other brilliant folk at TrimTabs will be filling in for me, mostly via video, on the most important topics for investors, at the moment…Read More
On Tuesday, January 3rd TrimTabs released its December jobs estimate which showed the U.S. economy added only 38,000 new jobs. Today, ADP released its December jobs estimate pointing to job growth of a stunning 325,000 new jobs, almost 10 times TrimTabs estimate. In addition, the consensus estimate for the BLS report this Friday is for 150,000 jobs…Read More
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