The Fact Book

The NYSE published the Fact Book for years. That handy little reference book outlined the general trends in the industry and at the NYSE. I always found it to be a useful tool to see what direction things were moving in. When the NYSE decided to stop publishing that annual report, SIFMA stepped in and [...]

By |2019-10-09T08:31:53-04:00September 25th, 2019|Global Markets Advisory Group, Lou Pastina|

Mkts March in Time, BoJo Gets Reprimanded & the Saudi’s Expect to Back Online – Try the Shrimp

Things you need to know -  Mkts churned - Nothing dramatic driving the action -  UK’s BoJo - dealt a blow over BREXIT -  Saudi Oil production back on line.   So stocks meandered all day…..teasing below the flat line all morning only to move higher and trade in positive territory all afternoon before giving [...]

By |2019-09-25T11:06:03-04:00September 24th, 2019|Morning Thoughts by Kenny Polcari|

EU & German Macro Data Disappoint – Let’s Take Rates Even Lower!  Jimmy Vies for FED Chair – Try the Classic Bolognese

September 23, 2019 What You Need to Know Today Mkts continue to be concerned over trade and interest rates European macro data is weak but German macro data is weaker US to get both Manf and Services PMI’s So stocks ended lower on Friday – seemingly exhausted by all of the ongoing news….If it isn’t [...]

By |2019-09-25T11:06:03-04:00September 24th, 2019|Morning Thoughts by Kenny Polcari|

Mkts Kiss All Time Highs?  What Angst? Recession?  Don’t be Foolish!  Icahn Moves to Miami — Try the Ropa Vieja

Things you should know Mkts kissing all-time     highs Algo’s gearing up to     strike ECB does not disappoint     and that puts more pressure on Powell Icahn moves to     Miami!  OK – the ECB did not disappoint  -  they announced a 10 bps cut in rates – taking its [...]

By |2019-09-13T11:02:05-04:00September 13th, 2019|Morning Thoughts by Kenny Polcari|

Trump Delays Tariffs Increases, China Exempts Some US Products and the ECB Launches Huge QE – Try the Baloney Sandwich

Things you should know - Trump delays tariff increases - China exempts some US products from tariffs - The Saudi’s & OPEC talk of more production cuts -  and the ECB announces a smaller rate cut but a bigger QE plan.  The spike higher yesterday in the mkts is all about trade and the ECB….Rumors [...]

By |2019-09-13T11:02:05-04:00September 12th, 2019|Morning Thoughts by Kenny Polcari|

UK’s Johnson Under Pressure (Oh Boy), New Trade Talks Yield New Results? All Eyes on NFP – Try the Risottos All’ Amarone

Things you need to know Rumor has it that ‘this     time will be different for trade talks’ Today’s NFP report and     Fed Powell speech will be the catalysts UK’s Johnson under     pressure (hate when that happens)  Stocks exploded higher on the news that the US and China have apparently [...]

By |2019-09-06T11:10:14-04:00September 6th, 2019|Morning Thoughts by Kenny Polcari|

Trade Talks On!, Algo’s Cause Mkts to Surge (Yawn) – UK’s Johnson Family in the Spotlight – Try the Spaghetti Fritti

September 5, 2019  Things you should know Trade talks on – Mkts     Surge UK under pressure as the     Johnson family enters public feud US Macro data better     than expected – What recession? Stocks close higher on Wednesday, taking back all of the losses that it suffered on Tuesday……Suddenly – [...]

By |2019-09-06T11:10:14-04:00September 6th, 2019|Morning Thoughts by Kenny Polcari|
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