News about <![CDATA[PPI]]> News about en-us <![CDATA[Producer Prices Post Largest Gain in 9 Months]]> J Pat Carter/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. producer prices recorded their largest increase in nine months in March as the cost of food and services rose, pointing to some pockets of inflation at the factory gate. The Labor Department... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Forex Weekly Outlook April 7-11]]> The US dollar gained against most currencies and the euro was on the back foot in a busy week. And now, rate decisions in Japan and the UK, Australian employment data and the FOMC meeting minutes of Yellen’s first decision are the...

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<![CDATA[China Feb CPI At 13-Month Low On Base Effect; PPI Fall Deepens]]> BEIJING (MNI) - Data released from the National Bureau of Statistics on Sunday: CPI PPI -------------------- February 2.0 -2.0 Consensus 2.0 -1.9 Previous 2.5 -1.6 All figures y/y pct unless otherwise indicated FACTORS: -- Feb CPI +0.5% m/m vs +1.0% m/m Jan -- Feb PPI -0.2% m/m vs -0.1% m/m Jan -- Jan-Feb CPI +2.2% y/y vs...

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap For January 15: Bulls Take Over As Economic Growth Remains Healthy]]> The market picked up where it left off Tuesday and recorded a second straight day of strong gains.

The Dow posted a triple digit point gain while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq all gained as the Federal Reserve's Beige Book indicated that economic growth remained healthy in most U.S. regions.

The Fed's

<![CDATA[Those Giant Fox News Touchscreens Are Microsoft Perceptive Pixel Displays Running Windows 8]]> Huge iPads or tiny journalists? That’s the question that many are asking after Fox News released a video detailing a new set that includes a number of analysts sat before massive touch interfaces. The screens measure 55 inches, run Windows 8 (soon: Windows 8.1, presumably) and look damned futuristic. Secret Fox News hardware? Something that Samsung kicked together for the company? Nope, just Microsoft’s PPI display technology deployed in the wild, the company confirmed with TechCrunch. Microsoft’s PPI business comes from its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel in July 2012. Microsoft, through that acquisition, is now an OEM of some of the largest touchscreens in the world; PPI displays also come in an 80-inch variant. For fun, here’s a shot of long-time Microsoft denizen Craig Mundie poking a PPI display at TechForum on Microsoft’s campus this March: And here we have Shep Smith’s crew using their own PPIs: According to Smith, Fox News can toss the images of any of the displays on air when they wish. The skinning you see above (from black to white) appears to be in place to let the displays match the color scheme of the new studio. Aside from it being simply neat of Fox News to use the displays, it’s a nice moment for Microsoft: The company has found an early commercial use for the technology. Inside of Microsoft you can better tell the pecking order by who has a PPI display in their office, compared to a whiteboard, if you were curious. I spoke with Microsoft’s Eric Rudder in March, who told me that the multitouch slate screens cost around $7,000 for the 55-inch model. Once that goes through a few product cycles, PPI displays could become affordable enough for the rest of us. For now, I’m jealous of Fox News for the first time in a long time. Top Image Credit: Screenshot via Seth Fiegerman]]> <![CDATA[Benzinga's PreMarket Info Recap for June 14, 2013]]> Have you ever woken up to find that a stock in your portfolio made a dramatic move overnight? Are you interested in learning how to understand each day's post-market and pre-market moves?

Veteran traders Joel Elconin and Dennis Dick will give you all of the insights that you'll need to get

<![CDATA[Producer Prices Post Biggest Drop in Three Years]]> Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesProducer prices in April fell the most in three years, led in part by a drop in gasoline prices. By Lucia Mutikani U.S. producer prices recorded their largest drop in three years in April as gasoline and food costs tumbled, ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Thursday Fakery – India’s Industrial Output Revised Down 83%]]> EPI WEEKLYFirst the good news: 

India's industrial production grew at a slower-than-expected pace in February, weighed down by a contraction in consumer durables and consumer goods.  Production of consumer durable goods shrank 6.7 percent in February from a year earlier. Consumer goods contracted 0.2 percent on year.  Inflation is still running at 6.7% but at least it's down from 6.95% last month.  Now the bad news, January's Industrial Production Report has been revised down from a blistering 6.8% to an almost contracting 1.14% (and when it's that low, 0.04% really matters!).  

It turns out the massive 38% run in the EPI based on all these FANTASTIC numbers coming out of India may have been based on totally false information and it's funny how the selling begin along with the release of that spectacular 6.8% report – almost as if some Bankster was pumping out fake data in order to bring in the suckers so he could unload his shares before the real data came out.  

Not that that would happen in our fine Kleptocracy, right?  We had a similar run-up in our markets as analysts raised their earnings expectations for the S&P 500 from $90 to $100 to $110 and then raised the multiple they felt should be applied from 10 to 11 to 12 to 13 to 14 to 15 or even 16 – coming up with huge targets for the S&P – as well as our other indexes.  This caused our markets to rocket higher as it was all sunshine and lollipops from our Corporate Media – all the way back to October.  

Now that all the sheeple have been herded into the markets at those MASSIVE valuations, suddenly estimates are going the other way – $105, $102 and now Gary Shilling says $80 may be the right number.  

Shilling notes the S&P's dependence on foreign earnings, a stronger Dollar, higher oil prices, consumer retrenchment and a hard landing in China (and India!) and he recommends going long Treasuries and short stocks and commodities (see Gary's 2012 Investment Themes).


SPY WEEKLYGarry was right on the money in 2011, missing just 3 out of 19 investment themes he was tracking at the time so let's not dismiss him out of hand.  With S&P earnings dipping back to 80, Shilling says the p/e multiple is likely to contract back to 10 and
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<![CDATA[Week in Preview: FOMC Meeting, Inflation and Nike Earnings]]>

Federal economic data, as well as the Labor Department's Producer Price Index and Consumer Price Index, could dominate economic news this week. And while the earnings season is winding down, quarterly reports from Nike and Ross Stores are scheduled.

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<![CDATA[For Investors and Job-Seekers, a Little Inflation Is a Good Thing]]>

Inflation has inched higher in the past six months, but that's not a danger sign, but rather a harbinger of improving economic conditions and a strengthening recovery. And that, in turn, should lead to higher wages and more hiring in the year ahead.

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<![CDATA[The Fed is Wrong – Inflationary Pressures Are Here!]]> <![CDATA[Energy, Raw Materials and Medical Costs Rise: Will Inflation Balloon in 2011?]]> The official consumer price index registers low inflation last year. But some underlying price growth in energy, raw goods and medical care could mean significant inflation in 2011.

Inflation in 2010 was low, according to the consumer price index. But underlying growth in the cost of energy, raw materials and health care could indicate significant inflation this year. And that could mean higher prices for consumers or lower profits for companies.

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<![CDATA[Week in Preview: Alcoa, Intel, JPMorgan Kick Off New Earnings Season]]> Alcoa, Intel and JPMorgan Chase will kick off a new earnings season this week when they report their results for the fourth quarter of 2010. Here's a quick look at what analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect to see, followed by a glance at what's coming up on the economic calendar.

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<![CDATA[Is Inflation Really In Fed’s Comfort Zone?]]> <![CDATA[Week in Preview: Earnings Spotlight on FedEx, Best Buy, Discover]]> FedEx

FedEx, the world's leading package-delivery service and an ostensible bellwether of the U.S. economy, will report its latest earnings this week. Also, with the holiday shopping season well underway, Best Buy and Discover Financial Services are also reporting quarterly results.

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<![CDATA[Small Producer Price Increases Further Ease Deflation Concerns]]> There was modest good news on the inflation front in September as producer prices rose 0.4%, with the core rate rising 0.1% -- two readings that suggest the nation is avoiding deflation, a period of sustained price declines that could push the nation back into recession.

The Federal Reserve actually wants the economy to exhibit some inflation, as long as it remains low, and last month the Fed got...

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<![CDATA[Retailers Echo Other Warnings Of 2nd Half Slowdown.]]> <![CDATA[Producer Price Index Falls More than Forecast]]> Labor Department reported Thursday. Economists expected a decline of 0.1%, according to This follows a 0.3% decline in May, indicating that so far the recovery efforts haven't sparked inflation.

Food prices fell 2.2%. Over half of the June...

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<![CDATA[Peak Oil: The Changes]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Deficit Landmines Dead Ahead!]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Federally Frightened Friday]]> The Fed raised the discount rate - Big Deal! 

As I said in my Weekly Wrap-Up, recessions are for wimps and kudos to the Fed for finally pulling out the stick after all the soft talking they’ve been doing.  Meanwhile, I do not see what all the fuss is about - I did the math for Members last night and banks borrow about $89Bn at the discount window on a good day and 0.25% of $87Bn is a grand total of $22M - this is NOT going cause the fall of Western Civilization people!  What it does do is stop making the Fed the lender of first resort, which was never supposed to be their function in the first place

The MSM should be more concerned with the end of the TALF, which is where the Fed buys up toxic assets from the banks at face value (we’ll all be paying for that later) and they just announced that the Fed’s holding of Mortgage-Backed Securities went over the $1Tn mark yesterday, bringing the Fed’s Balance Sheet to $2.25Tn of very questionable assets that they’ve bought for us from the banksters. 

Speaking of banksters - Kudos to Matt Taibbi for his excellent Wall Street’s Bailout Hustle.  As I said to Members, if it wasn’t for Matt and Dylan Ratigan, I would have to be writing about this stuff instead of following the markets.  Thank goodness there are a few top-notch people investigating this nonsense with the ability to communicate their findings in a way that makes it interesting:

National Affairs PhotoThe nation’s six largest banks — all committed to this balls-out, I drink your milkshake! strategy of flagrantly gorging themselves as America goes hungry — set aside a whopping $140 billion for executive compensation last year, a sum only slightly less than the $164 billion they paid themselves in the pre-crash year of 2007.

The question everyone should be asking, as one bailout recipient after another posts massive profits — Goldman reported $13.4 billion in profits last year, after paying out that $16.2 billion in bonuses and compensation — is this: In an economy as horrible as ours, with every factory town between New York and Los Angeles looking like those hollowed-out ghost ships we see on History Channel documentaries like Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, where in the hell did Wall Street’s eye-popping profits come from, exactly? Did Goldman go from bailout city to $13.4 billion in the black because, as Blankfein suggests,…
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<![CDATA[Wait! We Won’t Get Fooled Again!]]> <![CDATA[Bonds and Notes Defy Gravity]]> <![CDATA[Dollar in the Dumps]]> <![CDATA[Market Deep in Contango]]> <![CDATA[Heartburn drug illuminates growing mistrust of pharmaceuticals]]> DailyFinance: This week, a study reported that heartburn medications can exacerbate existing conditions instead of alleviating them. The study, which said that Prilosec and similar drugs can cause more -- and more painful -- heartburn, reminded me of a realization ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[PPI/starts]]> <![CDATA[Retail/PPI]]> <![CDATA[Why Fed Policies and Treasury Department Bailouts Will Lead to Inflation Rather Than Deflation]]> The U.S. Producer Price Index (PPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) both fell in October. Those declines – combined with sharp downward spirals in worldwide stock and commodity prices – have caused many analysts, and even central bankers, to worry…

<![CDATA[Soaring PPI Coupled with Plunging Housing Starts Spotlights Struggling U.S. Economy]]> U.S. companies were hit with the largest annual jump in wholesale prices in 27 years during July, while housing starts dropped to their lowest level in 17 years, the latest indicators that ruinous stagflation is tightening its grip on the…

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