ETF Tracker Newsletter For August 5, 2016

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ETF Tracker StatSheet ————————————————————- https://theetfbully.com/2016/08/weekly-statsheet-for-the-etf-tracker-newsletter-updated-through-08042016/ ———————————————————— Market Commentary ALGOS PLAY HEADLINE HOCKEY WITH JOBS NUMBERS [Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets On the surface, the jobs report was awesome as payrolls rose by 255,000 month over month compared to an expected 180,000 gain. June was revised upwards from 287,000 to 292,000 with the total upward revision for May …

Markets Gain Despite OPEC Turmoil

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets OPEC and oil were the largest market movers today. Imagine my surprise when news came in during mid-day trading that OPEC was not able to seal a deal on capping oil production. The failure to reach a decision underscores the increasingly conflicted interests within the organization. Two members in particular, Saudi Arabia …

One Man’s Opinion: Will The Fed Be Careful About Raising Rates?

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The latest jobs report showed the economy created 295,000 jobs in February and surprised markets on the upside though overall the report was not as good as the headline-number would suggest, said Jan Hatzius, chief economist at Goldman Sachs. The unemployment rate also came down a bit, but that was driven primarily by weak labor-force participation. Similarly, wage gains also …

One Man’s Opinion: Are Wages Stuck Because Of Slack In The Labor Market?

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The latest jobs report showed US labor force participation rate rose to 59.2 percent in October, the highest since July 2009. Yet the US economy needs to add another 5 million jobs to really reach the pre-recession employment levels, said Edward Lazear, a professor of economics at the Stanford University. The population has grown significantly since before the recession and …

ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter For July 3, 2014

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ETF/No Load Fund Tracker StatSheet ————————————————————- THE LINK TO OUR CURRENT ETF/MUTUAL FUND STATSHEET IS: https://theetfbully.com/2014/07/weekly-statsheet-for-the-etfno-load-fund-tracker-newsletter-updated-through-07032014/ ———————————————————— Market Commentary Thursday, July 3, 2014 IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DOW HEADED INTO 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY [Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] “The Dow finally did it!!” is what news headlines were screaming today. For the first time in history the Dow climbed and …

One Man’s Opinion: Will Growth In The Second Half Be Stronger?

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The latest jobs report is positive as it shows the economy continues to heal though there is a lot of work that needs to be done, said Alan Krueger, a professor at the Princeton University and former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. There are longstanding problems that even predate the recession that need to be addressed. …