22 September 2014

SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts - First Day of Fall - Nature's Doxology

Today is the first day of Autumn.   This is the season to give thanks for all, our blessings and sorrows.

There was another down day on Wall Street as the post-Alibaba retrenchment set in.

Late in the trading day UK retailer Tesco's stock was knocked down on news that they have overstated their profits significantly.
"Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m. That would be almost a quarter of its expected profit for the period. It has launched an investigation headed by Deloitte, and says it is now working to establish the impact of the issue on its full-year results..The news prompted a plunge in Tesco's share price, which closed 11.6% lower at 203p."
The economic news this week is the usual, and the third revision of 2Q GDP which is dead fish now, unless there is a major unexpected revision.

The dichotomy between what the leaders say the economy is doing, and what it is actually doing and where it is heading, looks to have a bit more air in it than usual, and it is increasing.

Have a pleasant evening.