AP report This has been rumored all day. Libby was convicted of perjury in the 2007 investigation into who leaked the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame.
Gold is a bet on geopolitics right now Earlier this week, Donald Trump announced he was staying home from the Summit of the Americas to coordinate the response to Syria. Was that a nod to the timing of planned strikes?
Weekly oil and gas drilling rig data – Prior was 808K – Natural gas 192 vs 194 prior The shale boom continues.
This headline is getting misconstrued NBC is on Rosenstein says he’s prepared to be fired. That’s being repeated as he’s preparing to be fired, as if he knows it’s coming. But the story just says he’s at peace with anything, not that it’s imminent.
Earnings season underway – Citigroup earns $1.68 vs $1.61 per share expected – Citi revenue $18.87B vs $18.86B est – Citi fixed income revenue $3.42B vs $3.70B est Both companies missed on the efficiency ration, which is the measure of what it costs to produce a dollar of revenue. Citi was at 57.9% versus its…
With all the ups and downs in the market today, let’s not forget that we have a couple of other things on the agenda He’ll be speaking on economic outlook, delivering the keynote speech at the Greater Boston Chamber’s Economic Outlook Breakfast. There will also be a Q&A session with the audience thereafter.
Hearing will be at 10:30 am ET New York prosecutors raided Cohen’s home, office and hotel room this week in a search the President said was a disgrace. Cohen made a pitch today for a temporary restraining order to stop prosecutors from using materials it found in the search.
From the Canadian Real Estate Association – Prior was -6.5% – Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 22.7% from last year’s all-time March record and a four-year low for March Canadian housing is definitely wilting but it’s unclear how bad it is. These numbers were worsened by new regulations hitting in January.
Happy Friday It’s Friday the 13th but there isn’t anything spooky on the . The market is more worried about bombs in Syria or a Trump twitter tirade than economic data.
Economic data coming up The consumer in the US has been smiling for a couple years but after the tax cut, they should be downright giddy. This week’s FOMC minutes pointed to residual seasonality as one of the reasons for the poor showing so far in Q1. If sentiment picks up further or even holds…