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What Is Warren Buffet Doing?
It is always interesting to see what Warren Buffet is doing with the cash of his Berkshire Hathaway company. In a release yesterday after the market closed, he announced a number of buys and sells from his portfolio of stocks.
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Nonfarm Payrolls
The numbers for December are in and we lost 140,000 jobs. This tracks with the ADP employment report earlier in the week where we saw 123,000 private sector jobs disappear.
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Claims For Unemployment Benefits
For three weeks in a row claims for unemployment benefits rose, peaking at 892,000 last week.
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Negative Interest Rates
There has been a big push by central bankers around the world to force interest rates to below zero in recent years. In Europe and Japan rates indeed fell below zero.
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The Slowing Recovery
This week, the all-important retail sales report for October was released. Though the growth continues it was very anemic at .3% from 1.6% in September. If you remove autos it was up .2% when September came in at 1.2%.
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US Jobless Claims
With the continuing recovery from the economic shutdown, the weekly jobless claims report takes on significant importance. The report showed 751,000 unemployment claims were filed last week. That was down slightly from 758,000 the week before.
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The Federal Reserve Report On The Covid Market Crash
The Fed report is pointing to mortgage REITS and electronic trading as contributors to the panic selling in March.
Pending Home Sales
The pending homes sales reported this week fell by the largest amount ever recorded, 21.8% from March and down 33.8% year over year. While that is very bad news and could be an indication of falling prices in the months ahead all is not dire.
The Economic Numbers
The only meaningful economic report that we should pay attention to is the weekly jobless claims.
Jobs Report
You cannot help but comment on December’s jobs report. It was almost twice as strong as expected at 312,000 new jobs created for December. For October and November the numbers were revised up by about 100,000.

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