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Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on November 19, 2016 .

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One week after the USA presidential election, winners and losers in financial markets are making stunning appearances. In world equity markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared to an all-time high last week, but it was not accompanied by a new high in the S&P or NASDAQ futures. Other winners last week included China’s Shanghai Index and Japanese Nikkei, both of which roared to their...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on November 12, 2016 .

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Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” – President Obama to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, January 23, 2009.

 

Students at America’s top universities were less than elated by the election results. “Teary eyes, bowed heads, and cries of disbelief emerged from election-watching gatherings on Yale campus,” reports the Yale Daily News…. But at Harvard,...

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“The U.S. economy added a less-than-expected 161,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate stood at 4.9 percent... But the bigger number in the report could be wages, with average hourly earnings climbing 10 cents and reflecting a 2.8 percent annualized increase, according to the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number would seem to solidify a Fed rate increase in December …” Jeff Cox, CNBC, November 4, 2016.
 
Last week was not only pre-election week in the USA, but Friday also released the employment and hourly wage numbers for October. New jobs increased 161,000, which was slightly less than the...

 

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“U.S. equities gave back earlier gains on Friday after the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced it is investigating new emails related to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. – Fred Imbert, “Stocks Slide After FBI Says It's Probing New Clinton Emails, CNBC, October 28, 2016.

 

… third-quarter GDP growth came in at 2.9 percent, a better-than-expected reading that dents...

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“Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.” Scorpioquotes.com.

 

“Of course I will accept the election results – if I win.” – Donald Trump, after Wednesday night’s debate with Hillary Clinton.

 

It is not just the USA presidential election that is on the minds of investors the past week. Let me give you a brief picture of the market uncertainty that is...

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And, they (Germans) worry about what a President Trump would mean to Europe. They are worried that America will elect Trump. More worried than what America would be like under a President Hillary Clinton. This was the question they asked of me: “Who will win the election” I answered, “Based on the selection of running mates, it is a choice between candidates whose birthdates (Sun position of...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on October 07, 2016 .

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NOTE: I will be attending and overseeing the ISAR 2016 Symposium, October 13-17, in Costa California (Orange County Hilton Hotel and Spa). I may not be writing a column next week, or if I do, it will be brief. Looking forward to seeing many of you in person next week!

 

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“The British Pound briefly fell to a new 31-year low Friday plunging 6.1% in early Asian trading before recovering. The...

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Now we begin to see how Jupiter in Libra is affecting financial markets. It can’t make up its mind. Last week, we discussed the seesaw back and forth of triple digit daily gains and losses in the DJIA, and this week we note that it continued. On Monday, the DJIA was down 166 points, Tuesday up 134, Wednesday up another 110, Thursday down 196, and Friday up 165. For all of this action, the net...