Friday, April 05 , 2013 - 11:55 UTC
 During the past few weeks, a collection of employment components showed that the Jobs Sector is slowing down again after a series of expansion in the past few months, and here we will see the scenarios for the jobs report today. Beginning with the Manufacturing Sector, Manufacturing PMI which includes an Employment Component showed an increase to 54.2 in Mar. vs. 52.6 in Feb. as for Non-Manufacturing, Employment Component declined to 53.3 vs. 57.2 during the same period. on other hand,...
Friday, March 08 , 2013 - 12:58 UTC
Based on the leading economic indicators that we track for nonfarm payrolls, the latest employment figures showed further expanding in February, but less than the expansion in January, especially in Manufacturing, Non-Manufacturing  and Chicago PMI employment figures. however, there is some economic figures showing further expansion, and raising the optimism for better than expected jobs report today. Beginning with ISM Manufacturing PMI, the Employment Component slipped slightly to 52.6...
Friday, February 01 , 2013 - 12:49 UTC
Based on the leading economic indicators that we track for nonfarm payrolls, there are a mixed signals for today's NFP report, as Manufacturing and Non Manufacturing employment components is set to be released next week, therefore, there is no clear view regarding the employment components for the month of January, while it already showed an expansion in the month of Nov. and Dec. as well.  The following  shows the  arguments for NFP Report: Signals for Stronger Jobs Report 1-...
Thursday, December 20 , 2012 - 11:00 UTC
After the Federal Reserve added further QE in its final meeting of this year, we will be positioning for additional actions by the beginning of 2013. The question that remains is, where does one invest for the short-term?First and foremost, we will be looking to invest in stocks again and especially in the S&P500. As we are analyzing the previous QE's by the Fed, we can see that in QE1, S&P500 gained around 57%; since announcing QE1 on 25-Nov-2008 followed by the expansion of QE1 on 18-...
Friday, December 07 , 2012 - 11:38 UTC
Exclusive For Amana Capital During the past few weeks, a collection of employment components showed that the Jobs Sector is slowing down, such as Services, Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing (Construction), and Jobless Claims.  Beginning with the Manufacturing Sector, ISM Manufacturing PMI which includes an Employment Component showed decline to 48.4 in Nov. vs. 52.1 in Oct. as for Non-Manufacturing, Employment Component declined to 50.3 vs. 54.9 during the same period. Jobless...
Wednesday, November 21 , 2012 - 12:21 UTC
In my earlier post a few weeks back, I mentioned that there’s an expectation that the commodities could be putting in a bottom like they did back in 1952 according to W.D. Gann’s highly important 60-year cycle.This month and year is a 60-year cycle anniversary of a commodity bottom back in 1952.The expectation in that earlier post was that this bottom could take place this week as the anniversary date of the 1952 low was November 21st.Here’s what W. D. Gann had to say about the 60-year cycle:“...
Friday, November 09 , 2012 - 07:00 UTC
The 'fiscal cliff' may sound like the name of an exercise retreat on a mountain top in Southern California, but the reality is not so pretty. What 'fiscal cliff' actually refers to is the potentially dire economic situation the U.S. faces at the end of 2012. The now infamous phrase was coined by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in February 2012, during one of his required appearances before Congress on the state of the U.S. economy. He described ... "a massive fiscal cliff of large...
Thursday, November 08 , 2012 - 06:36 UTC
USDX Surges & Stocks Tumble Down On The Fiscal Cliff The US Dollar soared across the board today after equities tumbled leading focus towards the Fiscal Cliff.                     EURUSD:  European Currency failed to break above its 200-DAY MA in the past three days, with a clear close well below that resistance standing at 1.2825 as shown on the chart below. On a side note, the figure 1...
Tuesday, November 06 , 2012 - 22:06 UTC
US Elections Scenarios  As we are hours ahead of the US Elections results, the markets have anticipated many scenarios. The following are the explanations of three scenarios that may occur and how the markets will react to those results.   1) Barack Obama to continue for a second term: If the Democrats win the US elections for a second term this would mean that the current policy will not change and therefore the Federal Reserve will continue with its Quantitative Easing to...
Friday, November 02 , 2012 - 11:33 UTC
During the past few weeks, a collection of employment components showed that the Jobs Sector is slowing down, such as Services, Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing (Construction), and slight decline in Jobless Claims. Beginning with the Manufacturing Sector, ISM Manufacturing PMI which includes an Employment Component showed decline to52.1 in Oct. vs. 54.7 in Sept. as for Non-Manufacturing, Employment Component declined to 51.1 vs. 53.8 during the same period. Chicago PMI Employment Component...

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