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Good & Bad For The Week

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Good & Bad For The Week

Good:
  • The Conference Board Consumer Confidence report rose to 95.4 in May, beating estimates for 95.1
  • New home sales rose +6.8% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517k, beating estimates for 510k
  • The S&P/Case-Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas rose 5% in March on a year-over-year basis, beating estimates for a +4.7% gain
  • Pending home sales rose +3.4% in April, the highest in 9 years, and beat estimates for 0.8%
 
Bad:
  • Transports hit a new low for the year
  • U.S. GDP contracted by 0.7%…With rates at zero
  • The Chicago PMI unexpectedly fell to 46.2 in May, missing estimates for 53.1
  • Durable goods fell -0.5% in April, with the Fed keeping rates at zero
  • Markit’s Flash PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) for the services sector slid for a third straight month in May to 56.4, missing estimates for 56.5
  • The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index remained soft, at 1, matching estimates for 1
  • The Dallas Fed Manufacturing survey plunged to -20.8, missing estimates for -10.0

The Clinton sleaze does not let up!

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The Clinton sleaze does not let up!

SOURCE: http://www.weaselzippers.us/225013-report-bill-clinton-would-only-appear-at-event-to-receive-a-lifetime-achievement-award-in-exchange-for-500k-donation/


Biggest U.S. Health Insurers By 2014 Revenue

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Biggest U.S. Health Insurers By 2014 Revenue

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/humana-considers-sale-of-company-1432919621


Chart Of The Day: P/E Ratio For Chinese Stocks

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Chart Of The Day: P/E Ratio For Chinese Stocks

Stocks in China: Still Too Hot to Handle?

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/05/29/china-pumps-up-the-volume/


We’ve been here. Amazing to look at!

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We’ve been here. Amazing to look at!

SOURCE: http://www.aol.com/article/2015/05/22/photo-essay-arizona-site-holds-bones-of-4-000-planes/21186206/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl30%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D-203746583


U.S. GDP Contracts In First Quarter…With Rates At Zero!

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U.S. GDP Contracts In First Quarter…With Rates At Zero!

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-gdp-fell-0-7-in-first-quarter-1432902722


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Gary Kaltbaum owns Kaltbaum Capital Management, LLC (“KCM”), an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The opinions expressed herein are those of Mr. Kaltbaum and may not reflect those of KCM. The information offered in this publication is general information that does not take into account the individual circumstances, financial situation or individual needs of an investor. The information herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but we cannot assure its accuracy or completeness. Neither the information nor any opinion expressed constitutes a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Any reference to past performance is not to be implied or construed as a guarantee of future results.

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