Macroeconomics

Equity Guru’s Market Moment – March 18

Two weeks ago, on Equity Guru’s Discord Channel, I mentioned this break of an important level on oil and provided these two target zones. We are rapidly approaching our final target of the 21 dollar zone.

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The Price War on Oil

In the worst week for the US stock market since the financial crisis, the S&P500 fell more than 7.5%, and a full-blown price war rattled

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Powell: “Nothing about this expansion that is unstable”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the Fed is keeping a close eye on the possible fallout and impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Powell hasn’t made any claims yet as to what this means either in terms of possible liquidity injections or a rate cut. Let’s examine that.

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Icahn’s noxious no-brainers and America’s share buyback binge: Is value extraction a sham?

Icahn’s traveling roadshow is only marginally better than the criminal activities of Bain Capital. These vicious business vultures swoop in, gain control of the shares, get the company to load up on back-breaking debt to commence a share buyback scheme which they sell into and walk away from long before the company’s books explode all over the retail bag holders.

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Monday Recap: Breakups are Hard

2 fatal plane crashes and 346 lives. That’s what it took for Boeing to admit that things weren’t going so well after all. The firm announced on Monday that it would suspend production of its 737 Max Jetliner. The firm will halt production in January.

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Wednesday Recap: Going Steady

The Fed left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, and chairman Powell reinstated his belief that the labour market can improve further despite unemployment being at a half-century low. “Even though we’re at 3.5% unemployment, there’s actually more slack out there,” Powell said. “And the risks of using an accommodative monetary policy’’ to boost the labour market are “relatively low.’’

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Tuesday Recap: Trade Talks, NAFTA, and Chevron

Trade Talks

So here’s the thing: I think we’re in a classic game of Russian roulette. At this point in trade talks its really a matter of time before China and US finally admit to each other that they would rather engage in what is clearly a patter of self-destructive behaviour than come to a mutual agreement about any deal that might be on the table.

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Friday Recap: Job Reports for US and Canada

Jobs Are Here: US

Economic data about job gains was released this morning, and unemployment matched half-century lows. Markets chased fresh highs, reaffirming that the Fed’s decision to hold rates was a reasonable one.

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Thursday Recap: No Rate Cut for India & Aramco’s IPO

Aramco IPO is here

The oil-producing giant has priced its initial public offering at the high end of the target range to give it a total valuation of $1.7 trillion.

3 billion shares will be sold, which means investors will have the opportunity to buy a grand total of – wait for it – 1.5% stake of the company. On the Saudi Exchange, the high of the valuation target is 32 Saudi Riyals, ($8.53), a total offering of $25.6 billion.

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Thursday Recap: 2020 < GO >

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