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Weekly StatSheet For The ETF Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 09/21/2017

Weekly StatSheet For The ETF Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 09/21/2017 from Ulli... The ETF Bully... Read More

Feierstein: Entire Global Economy Now a Ponzi; New Crisis On Horizon

Stock markets today are at all time highs, housing markets globally have been artificially reflated and companies who have not ever made a penny of profit are being floated for eye-watering sums. When everybody is thinking the same thing, it is likely that no one is really thinking at all. Co-founder and presenter, Ross Ashcroft interviews investor, hedge fund manager and author of Planet Ponzi, Mitch Feierstein...

WTI Hovers Above $50 As US Oil Rig Count Slides To 3-Month Lows

With crude production rebounding back to pre-Harvey levels, and refinery demand coming back on-line, WTI has trod water around $50 all week. The US oil rig count dropped for the 6th straight week (down 5 to 744), back at its lowest level since early June. As Bloomberg reports, it looks like shale billionaire Harold Hamm might be right in saying U.S. producers are being more cautious than government output forecasts seem to imply. At least that’s what the Baker Hughes weekly drilling report suggests, showing producers idled five oil rigs this week, adding to 19 parked over the previous five weeks...

Mortgage Equity Withdrawal slightly positive in Q2

Note: This is not Mortgage Equity Withdrawal (MEW) data from the Fed. The last MEW data from Fed economist Dr. Kennedy was for Q4 2008. The following data is calculated from the Fed's Flow of Funds data (released yesterday) and the BEA supplement data on single family structure investment. This is an aggregate number, and is a combination of homeowners extracting equity - hence the name "MEW" - and normal principal payments and debt cancellation (modifications, short sales, and foreclosures). For Q2 2017, the Net Equity Extraction was a positive $12 billion, or a positive 0.3% of Disposable Personal Income (DPI)...

London Unexpectedly Revokes Uber's Operating License

In a stunning blow to the world's most valuable private company (purportedly worth some $70 billion), London's taxi and livery car regulator has said it won't renew Uber's operating license once it expires at the end of the month. The regulator said Uber "is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license." "TfL considers that Uber's approach and conduct demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibilit in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and...

Earlier: Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey "Showed Improvement" in September

Manufacturing firms reported an improvement in regional manufacturing conditions in September. The survey’s current indicators for general activity, new orders, and shipments increased this month and suggest a broadening of growth. Price pressures also picked up, according to the reporting firms. The survey’s future indicators suggest that manufacturers have generally grown more optimistic over the past three months. ... The indexes for general activity [increased to 23.8 from 18.9 in August], new orders, and shipments increased this month, and employment remained positive...

Splitting The Advisor’s Alpha

Vanguard published a report that shows financial advisors can add value worth about 3% per year in extra returns to an investor’s portfolio. Suppose it’s true, how should the investor and the advisor split this 3%? Should it be 50:50 — the investor keeps 1.5% and pays 1.5% fee to the advisor? Should it be 2:1 — the investor enjoys 2% extra return after paying 1% fee to the advisor? How else? I answered this question at the new microsite dedicated to my financial advisor search and screening service. Please...

Black Knight: Mortgage Delinquencies increase in Hurricane Affected Areas

From Black Knight: Black Knight’s First Look at August 2017 Mortgage Data: Hurricane Harvey Impact Already Being Felt in the Mortgage Market as Delinquencies Jump 16 Percent in Affected Areas. Nationally, delinquencies remained relatively flat from July, while delinquencies in Hurricane Harvey- impacted areas rose by 16 percent month over month. Despite most payments being due August 1, and the storm making landfall near the end of the month, its effect on mortgage delinquencies is already being felt. Over 6,700 new 30-day delinquencies can be attributed to Harvey, while an additional 1,000 borrowers who were already 30-days past due missed an additional mortgage payment in August as a result of the storm...

CoreLogic: "2.8 million Homes still in negative equity" at end of Q2 2017

From CoreLogic: CoreLogic Reports 2.8 Million Residential Properties with a Mortgage Still in Negative Equity CoreLogic® ... today released its Q2 2017 home equity analysis which shows U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63 percent of all homeowners) have seen their equity increase by a total of 10.6 percent year over year, representing a gain of $766 billion since Q2 2016. Additionally, homeowners gained an average of $12,987 in equity between Q2 2016 and Q2 2017. Western states led the equity increase with Washington homeowners gaining an average of approximately $40,000 in home equity and California homeowners gaining an average of approximately $30,000...

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