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Comments on March Employment Report
over 1 year ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

The headline jobs number at 103,000 for March was well below consensus expectations of 175 thousand, and the previously two months were revised down a combined 50 thousand.  Looking at just March, this was a disappointing employment report.However some of weakness was due to payback from the nice weather in February (as expected in my jobs preview).   Job growth has been solid for the first three months of 2018.Earlier: March Employment Report: 103,000 Jobs Added, 4.1% Unemployment RateIn March, the year-over-year employment change was 2.261 million jobs. This has been generally trending down, but is still solid year-over-year growth.Average Hourly EarningsWage growth was about as expected in March, although hourly wages for February wer...

Electrifying Growth Catalysts
over 1 year ago by SA Editor's Picks

Aurora And Canopy: Time To Sober Up, 90% Downside
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Bull$%^& Numbers
over 1 year ago by Jeff Carter @ Points and Figures

One of the economic numbers that always bugged me was the trade deficit number. In 1987, it was one of the numbers responsible for the momentum that caused the crash of the stock market. When we traded, merchandise trade was …

March Employment Report: 103,000 Jobs Added, 4.1% Unemployment Rate
over 1 year ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 103,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in manufacturing, health care, and mining.... The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for January was revised down from +239,000 to +176,000, and the change for February was revised up from +313,000 to +326,000. With these revisions, employment gains in January and February combined were 50,000 less than previously reported....In March, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 8 cents to $26.82. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 71 cents, or 2.7 percent.emphasis added <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-p-ZaVPlwd6U/WsdqLcy9ksI/AAAAAAA...

Buy This Oversold Blue-Chip Bank With A 5.4% Dividend
over 1 year ago by SA Editor's Picks

Las Vegas Real Estate in March: Sales Down Slightly YoY, Inventory down 26%
over 1 year ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

This is a key distressed market to follow since Las Vegas saw the largest price decline, following the housing bubble, of any of the Case-Shiller composite 20 cities. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Southern Nevada home prices continue to bloom heading into spring season; GLVAR housing statistics for March 2018Local home prices rose again in March while the local housing supply stayed tight, according to a report released today by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR)....The total number of existing local homes, condos and townhomes sold during March was 3,886. Compared to one year ago, March sales were down 1.3 percent for homes, but up 3.7 percent for condos and townhomes.By the end of March, GLVAR reported 3,835 single-family homes listed for sale without any sort of offer. That’s down 30.1 percent from one year ago. Fo...

Suzano: Pulp Giant Selling For 6x EV/EBITDA
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Eyeing The Permian - Today's Editors' Picks
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Adding new indicators won’t help you
over 1 year ago by Michael Martin @ MartinKronicle

Very few indicators can actually help you and now is not the time to start adding emotional band-aids to your trading.

Ventas, Inc. Is A Grand Slam
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Micron: Ignore The Bears
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Adding new indicators won't help you
over 1 year ago by MartinKronicle

Market vol is increasing due to higher level of discomfort and uncertainty, but don't go adding new indicators now. They're not as telling as you'd think. 

Don't Ever Fall In Love With Your Stocks
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The Best
over 1 year ago by Howard Lindzon @ Howard Lindzon

This Larry David tribute to Mel Brooks was so funny. It’s fun to watch legends whether it’s Jordan Spieth today at Augusta or Larry and Mel. Thank goodness for YouTube as well. A legendary product and service. Continue reading The Best at Howard Lindzon.