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Gold Prices To Average Lower This Year As Fed Maintains Interest Rate Hike Outlook

The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the benchmark federal funds rate by 25 basis points yesterday a move that was widely expected However 160 contrary to market expectations of 160 a more hawkish outlook by the Fed it maintained its December stance of two additional...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Understanding Changes In Loan-To-Deposit Ratios For The Largest U.S. Banks Over Recent Years

The loan to deposit ratio for 160 the largest U S banks has trended lower over the last five years primarily because their deposit base has grown at a faster rate than their loan portfolio over this period The loan to deposit ratio for the largest U S banks has trended lower over...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Monetary Policy Divergence Trade Is Alive Well; USD To Rise

Marshall Gittler, Head of Investment research,  FXPRIMUS.com The Fed hiked rates as expected on Wednesday. The big surprise – for me at least – was that they kept their economic forecasts and their forecasts for Fed funds essentially unchanged at the same time. I had expected...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Stock Market News for March 16, 2017

Benchmarks finished in the green on Wednesday after the Fed decided to hike key interest rates in its two day policy meeting Although a more aggressive stance was expected from the Fed it maintained a conservative approach in its policy statements which in turn pulled dividend...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Jobless Claims, Housing Starts and GoPro Make Headlines

Thursday March 16 2017 The morning following the expected quarter point rate hike from the Fed shows futures higher again today with several data points bolstering the relative strength we re seeing throughout the domestic economy Thursday morning Initial Jobless Claims Housing...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Three Picks For The Post-Fed Market

So now we know. When the Fed announced a rate hike and the intention for more of the same to come yesterday, the market behaved in a manner that defied conventional wisdom but was predicted here . Stocks surged as the good news that the Fed saw the economy in good shape...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Health Care Sector Update for 03/16/2017: PLX

Top Health care stocks Top Health care stocks JNJ 0 1 JNJ 0 1 PFE 0 3 PFE 0 3 ABT flatABT flat MRK 0 1 MRK 0 1 AMGN 0 2 AMGN 0 2 Health care shares were mainly higher in pre market trade on Thursday Health care shares were mainly higher in pre market trade on Thursday Source
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Why We Revised Our Price Estimate For Motorola Solutions To $87

We recently increased our price estimate for Motorola Solutions MSI by around 30 to 87 Motorola s integration of Airwave following the acquisition has gone relatively smoothly and has helped boost the company s revenues and gross margins Our new model accounts for this success Source
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

How Have The Loan Portfolios Of The Largest U.S. Banks Changed Since 2012?

The five largest U S banks together managed a loan portfolio of 160 just over 3 6 trillion in 160 2016 a sizable improvement from a loan base of 3 26 trillion for full year 2012 The following table shows 160 average loans 160 for each bank since 2012 as detailed in their annual Source
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 5,900.05 up 43.23 points

Wednesday s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 5 900 05 The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2 05 billion Wednesday s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 5 900 05 The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2 05 billion Advancers stocks...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017