Weekly Economic Update 12-23-2016

It’s been a relatively quiet week in the markets going into the holiday’s. Economic indicators continue to show no signs of inflation or growth, but expectations remain high. Yet credit card debt is nearly has high as it was before the last recession. It’s only a matter of time before expectations face reality. For this and other economic news, along with my thoughts on interest rates starting to drop, be sure to tune into this week’s update.

Bonus Section: A look at the Capacity Utilization, a look at price levels on Gold Miners, an analysis of 10-year Treasury yields, macroeconomic indicators, percentage of stocks trading above their moving averages, total put/call ratio and charts from the recent Commitments of Traders report.

Weekly Update (11 min):

  • Dow 20k – Be Careful What You Wish For
  • Presidential Cycles & Recessions
  • Factories Show Signs of Deflation
  • Recession Fears Loom
  • Deficits Will Be a Problem
  • Economy is Creating Part Time Jobs
  • Boomer’s & the Business Cycle
  • Why I Still Like Gold

Bonus (6 min):

  • S&P 500 vs M1 Money Stock
  • iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bonds (TLT) vs M2 Money Stock
  • Capacity Utilization: Total Industry (All Years)
  • Ten Year Treasury Yield Support Levels
  • Gold Miners (GDX) Support Levels
  • S&P 500 vs % of S&P 500 Stocks Above 50-day MA
  • S&P 500 vs % of S&P 500 Stocks Above 200-day MA
  • S&P 500 vs Total Put/Call Ratio Relative to its 20-day MA
  • Commitments of Traders – S&P 500
  • Commitments of Traders – 10 Year Treasury Yield
  • Commitments of Traders – US Dollar