"Anyone buying stocks based on confidence that the Fed has their back notwithstanding Wednesday’s action surely deserves the pounding just ahead. What Yellen had to say doesn’t even reach the status of babbling; it was flaming incoherence..."
In the 12 months ended Feb. 28, total federal revenues were $3.275 trillion. This amount was 1.1% lower than the $3.31 trillion reported one year ago, and is the third consecutive month of annual receipt declines. This was the biggest drop since the summer of 2008.
This is what our mode of production optimizes: ugliness, debt-serfdom, and servitude to politically dominant corporations. That's how we've come to love our servitude - oops, we mean "low prices and convenience."
Given the multiplying and shrilling-squawking omens of hubris and overconfidence in today's hyper-extended markets -- a murder of complacencies, if you will -- we conclude we've reached the point in this storyline where the suspense has risen to its zenith, and the real violence then begins.
The corporate sector’s animal spirits may soon give way to primal fear: the market rally is already running out of steam, and Trump’s honeymoon with investors might be coming to an end. There are several reasons for this...
Of the 42 S&P 500 companies reporting Q4 earnings so far, 27 cited the term “Trump” or “administration” during their Q4 earnings calls. Tax policy was cited or discussed by the highest number of S&P 500 companies at 11. Six of these 11 companies stated that if taxes were lowered, it would benefit their clients or themselves.
"Stocks have surged by 6% since the election on the prospect of higher earnings under potential Trump policies, but consensus bottom-up 2017 EPS forecasts for S&P 500 have been unchanged" - Goldman Sachs