Tesla shares have quickly given up all gains from the better-than-expected earnings as the sell-side awaits more clarity on the cost and capital raise plans. One analyst specifically took aim at the fourth quarter results, calling out the beat as "phantom" given the exclusion of the SolarCity acquisition from consensus estimates.
Germany's central bank reported its smallest profit in more than a decade in 2016 after setting aside a record amount of provisions against future losses on the bonds it is buying as part of the ECB's stimulus programme, its annual report showed on Thursday. "It is fair to ask ... when we can take our foot off the monetary policy pedal," Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said.
While bookmakers' odds are unchanged for a Le Pen victory, French bond yields have tumbled to one-month lows as the prospect of a centrist alliance in the country’s presidential election eased market anxiety that far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will win.
As the dollar drops, and fears over US trade action may exaggerate capital outflows in China, Bitcoin has renewed its rally post-Golden Week to new record highs. The virtual currency is up 10 days in a row as we noted previously that the Chinese have discovered a workaround for the PBOC's crackdown on Bitcoin exchanges.
Confirming President Trump's concerns about US national debt levels, and that new policies will likely have limited impact in 2017, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's comments this morning have sparked buying in bonds, bullion, and marginally in stocks as the dollar gets monkey-hammered.
Today at 10:30am, president Trump will summon some of America’s most prominent corporate executives to the White House Thursday, in a roundtable brainstorming session whose purpose is to come up with policy ideas meant to facilitate trade and taxes, boost job creation and generally jump-start the US economy.
Speaking at a Reuters activist conference, ValueAct's Jeffrey Ubben, said that his firm had been taking money out of the capital markets as valuations have become overextended, leaving it with $3 billion in cash. "I really feel that the large-cap activist plays are very treacherous with high PEs (price-to-earnings) and not a lot of growth."
One day after the FOMC Minutes guided to a rate hike "fairly soon", but not soon enough in the eyes of the market, the dollar has posted minimal gains, while global stocks held near record highs on Thursday; S&P futures were fractionally in the green to start the session; crude climbed after API showed U.S. stockpiles fell. US and euro zone government bond yields fell as European political fears faded.
The FOMC minutes came and went with a thud. You could feel the energy level evaporate from a market hoping for the Fed to signal that its actions might bear some resemblance to their speech-making. Still, there has been no shortage of analysts saying the missive reflected whatever it was they wanted to hear.
The state of Tennessee has laid the legislative groundwork for something that hasn't been done in the United States of America since 1787, after voting 27-3 to call a "convention of the states"...the last time such a convention was called the United States tossed out the Articles of Confederation and formed a whole new government guided by the newly drafted Constitution that we still use to this day.