First the good news…Whales 1 Japan Nil..
And boy are they happy!!!
Well just when you thought it couldn’t get more confusing Yellen (not Screamin) comes out with a whole new different tone suggesting that equilibrium on unemployment is around 5.5% not 6.5% as previously suggested.as a result she feels the need..the need for speed..or at least more Fed stimulus for longer..so off we go again!!!
We will follow ..my caution seems misplaced as she screams “Damn the Torpedoes and full steam ahead!!”Iron Ore felt the same as Chinese stimulus looms…it’s on …expect some extra bullishness to return to our shores despite the looming tough budget…Maybe we can have a go at the 5450 level in the next day or so…no reason not to..
Zombieland showed that the inflation tiger had been well and truly tamed and the risk is of deflation, stagnation and continued mass unemployment…so expect them to stimulate…inflation eased to 0.5% YoY in March and down form a 0.7% gain in February …The March reading was the lowest in 4 years..Japan will have to, China will and no sign of the UK pulling back either so once again it looks like we may have coordinated Central Bank Stimulus…what could go wrong?
Gold falls nearly 1% but Iron Ore up 4%!!!Dollar 92.70..
Idea of the Day
Time to revisit an old favourite of mine…now we all know that Sydney and Melbourne house prices are booming and the banks are doing nicely nicely out of it…one that will also do well is MOC..they have slipped back after their dividend to around 2.70…. now I reckon they could be yielding close to 5.6% fully franked…they are doing well off the banks who are competing to get business as its the only money being borrowed so they will be given good trails and good upfronts to push banks biz…plus I feel sure that the winners from the Government squib of the new financial advice legislation will help these guys out too…lots of general advice on products while you get your mortgage sorted..do you want fries with that…Like this stock ..know the founders and am a true believer..buy here at 2.70…simples…
Things to make me go mmmm!!!
RBA meeting today and am expecting no change. They seem to be pretty happy with how the local economy is transforming from a mining led economy to a part time job one in the service industry.
Chinese manufacturing today too…
England got beaten in the T20 by the Dutch…thought it was an Aprils fools joke, but no!!!
Caterpillar Inc. avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes by shifting profits from a parts business to a subsidiary in Switzerland, according to a report released today by a Senate investigative committee.
Toy and film distributor Funtastic has scrapped its interim dividend after a writedown on the value of its Madman Entertainment division saw it book a net loss of $25.9 million for the first half of the financial year. Lachlan a director of this one too!
In Japan factory output declined by 2.3pc in February – the first fall in three months. Abenomics is working out just fine it seems…really! Sales tax rises start today..
“The job market in some ways is tougher now than in any recession”, said Janet, adding the Fed’s “extraordinary commitment.” to pumping more money into the system!
Prana Biotechnology ADRs plunge most on record in U.S. trading after co. says PBT2 didn’t meet primary endpoint. Doh
Big News of the day is the FBU is set to investigate High Frequency and High speed trading….finally….so today the Whales have had a win and so to have ordinary investors..or at least they will if the high speed guys are slowed down and stopped from what is effectively front running!!
Apparently Andrew Bolt is joining The Project to replace Charlie Pickering…Serioulsy TEN you have officially lost the plot…soon you won’t have any viewers left..only three now!
The IPOs in the Us are coming thick and fast.. Still, three-quarters of recent IPOs are companies with zero or negative earnings (the highest ratio since the 2000 bubble peak), and investors have long forgotten that neither positive earnings, rapid recent growth, or a seemingly “reasonable” price/earnings ratio are enough to properly value a long-lived security.
After the French elections at the weekend the PM has been sent to the guillotine to cries of “off with his head”.Disastrous results from Hollande has seen a number of heads hit the basket.. Hollande is expected to select Manuel Valls, a Socialist heavyweight and France’s popular Interior Minister, as his new premier.Vive la difference n’est pas!
The Thomson Reuters/Core Commodity CRB Index ended up 8.7 per cent for the first three months combined, making it the best quarter since September 2012 for the 19-commodity index. Arabica coffee rose 61 per cent to be the quarter’s best performer. Most of its gains were during Brazil’s unprecedented dry weather between January and February, which led many analysts to mark down their production estimates from the world’s No. 1 coffee grower.
In 2012, the last year for which figures were available, China counted 3.1 million divorces, up 133 percent over 2003. Big cities are the epicenter of China’s new wave of “conscious uncoupling,” including Shanghai, Tianjin, and Beijing.This is one reason for the rise.. “Many couples opt to end their marriage for tax reasons, to purchase property [given Beijing’s restrictions on multiple purchases by couples] or get greater compensation for demolition of property,” according to one report!
And finally…..my thanks to Barry for these fine set of entries into the Lexophiles competition this year…
.. When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.
.. A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
.. When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.
.. The batteries were given out free of charge.
.. A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.
.. A will is a dead giveaway.
.. With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
.. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
.. When you’ve seen one shopping Center you’ve seen a mall.
.. Police were called to a day care Center where a three-year-old was
resisting a rest.
.. Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off?
He’s all right now.
.. A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.
.. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
You may have heard some of these before. However, as they say about
grizzlies with indigestion — bears repeating!
Have a great Tuesday