Weekly CEO News from Richard Ingram
March 8, 2018
March 8, 2018

Whistling Past The Graveyard

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That was quick. The trade war scare was over by noon yesterday, and by the market close they were singing “Gary Cohn, we hardly knew ya”. Folks, what more evidence do you need that the financial markets are completely uncoupled from reality and

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The mainstream response to falling interest rates over the past decade has been to increase stock weightings in the hopes that capital gains and dividends will support more income than guaranteed deposits can provide. But at the most extreme security

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Natural gas prices settled down three-quarters of a percent today, again not seeing all that large of a trading range but trading outside the even tighter range of yesterday.  The result was another tick lower in the average prompt month

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BURLINGAME, Calif., March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRVS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of small molecule and antibody agents that precisely target crucial enzymes and proteins in the immune system to

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On the same day as Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Chief Norman Chan urged citizens to “stay calm on the currency weakening,” the Hong Kong Dollar has plunged to its weakest in 33 years amid liquidity concerns and a global

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March 8, 2018

What Tariffs Would Really Mean

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Every day, you plunk out cash to support your neighbors. And they support you. That’s how economies work. I buy from my local store, which employs people, and I use local services. Even when I buy from Amazon, the stuff has to

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“Will there be a mismatch between what the U.S. wants to sell (Treasuries) and what the world wants to buy?” Brad Setser asks the above question in his “Follow the Money” post How Will the U.S. Fund its Twin Deficits? In

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March 8, 2018

3 Amigos Of The Macro, Updated

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You thought I was done with the Amigos shtick, did you? Not by a long shot ma’am. They are the happy-go-lucky riders in play as the stock bull market churns on. They are the rising SPX/Gold ratio and stocks in

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Bitcoin prices failed to break through the February highs with the breakdown now risking a deeper correction in the cryptocurrency. It’s important to note that the entire decline off the 2017 highs remains within the confines of the broader uptrend

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March 8, 2018

Winners And Losers From Global Trade

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In a grand effort to change the subject of the political discussion from Russia to something else, President Trump fired the opening shots in a new trade war. Not content to destroy the solar industry by adding costs without adding

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