This report is an excerpt from the permanent Employment Chart page. The edge that Federal Withholding Tax collections had held over last year continued to narrow last week, suggesting a weakening employment picture in May. The chart below compares current withholding tax collections with last year on the same date. This year collections have been…
When you’ve been working the markets as long as I have, you learn that the biggest dangers are always found in a place just over the horizon.
It’s why I spend my time hunting for stories, news items and opinions that in the old days were considered far “below the fold.”
Invariably, what I am looking for is the stuff that everybody else has missed.
Because I believe that’s where the real information is — especially when it comes to uncovering profitable opportunities others don’t yet see or understand.
It’s the story behind the story that interests me. To find it, you need to go beyond the headline news.
In that spirit, here’s my take on five things that I’m thinking about right now.
The Treasury announced that it would sell $35 billion in CMBs this week to replace $30 billion in expiring CMBs issued under the Supplementary Financing Program that supports the Fed’s bailouts. The $5 billion in new money was offset by a reduction in the size of the 4 week bill. On the week there will…