Richard Postma - The Doctor Is In – Tue 5 Jun, 2018

US Markets Being Lead By Tech, Small Caps, and Share Buybacks

Doc joins me today to focus on the US equity markets. For as much as we hear negative comments the markets are showing some strength recently. Small caps and tech have been leading the way which, in the case of small caps, can be bullish sign. When we look under the hood we see that share buybacks still dominate the demand side but this time it’s because of tax reform and less about low interest rates. Many things to consider before getting too bullish.

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  1. On June 5, 2018 at 12:49 pm,
    Tom says:

    long ROKU

  2. On June 5, 2018 at 1:34 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Finally,,,,,,,,,,Rand Paul…….is holding hearing on endless war……….
    Maybe , some in the House will have enough balls, to speak for the People,
    Enough is enough…..War is endless, and we need to stop the joke of pretending we are doing anything but spending money for nothing, except feeding the politicians and war machine Lockheed Martin for one………..

    • On June 5, 2018 at 1:37 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Bring ALL the troops HOME, and put them on the boarder …….Pick up the trash in the streets if necessary……fill the pot holds, and let the work building our infrastructure …

      • On June 5, 2018 at 1:37 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        pot holes…..

      • On June 5, 2018 at 2:39 pm,
        bonzo barzini says:

        The CIA is the biggest drug dealer in the world and wants our troops in Afghanistan to protect the poppy fields.

        • On June 5, 2018 at 2:43 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          I agree with your statement……..time to end the Shadow Govt…..CIA
          people need to get a handle on this one……The sheeple are still asleep
          $21 Trillion missing, and people are not thinking.

          • On June 5, 2018 at 2:50 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Of course, if you ended the CIA……there would be 4million people who would need to get a real job……

  3. On June 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm,
    b says:

    We have spent years building the reputation as the great satan, why would we throw that away now?

    We must learn to serve our masters, and be happy about it.

    • On June 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      LOL……… master but one……..and satin ain’t it………

  4. On June 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm,
    bonzo barzini says:

    Doc, the economy may be weak but there will always be a surplus of fools in the world who will keep on smoking. Now the tobacco companies have all just gone down 33%. Look at PM, MO, IMBBY, and BTI. As you used to recommend Pall Malls to your patients do you think we should buy BTI, who sells Pall Mall, Camels, Kent, Viceroy, Kool, Dunhill, and Rothmans ?
    It yields 5%.

    • On June 5, 2018 at 3:39 pm,
      RICHARD/DOC says:

      BB; all of these stocks look like they might rally in the short term but the path of least resistance looks down. However, having said that, it looks to me that IMBBY has the most potential in the medium term. I would believe it gets support at a price right around 30. IMO, the rest of them could be in a world of hurt for the next few months. Thanks for the alert; I’m putting IMBBY on my watch list and may take a position right around 30 bucks. Does it have a dividend?

      • On June 5, 2018 at 3:56 pm,
        bonzo barzini says:

        Doc, I inherited some IMBBY from my mom. I had her buy it many it years ago for the dividend. The dividend is between 4 and 6%, depending on the coversion rate of British pounds to dollars. IMBBY is the biggest importer of Cuban cigars. But analysts seem to think BTI has more growth and better cigarette brands, and a 5% yield. Why do you prefer IMBBY?

        • On June 5, 2018 at 7:44 pm,
          RICHARD/DOC says:

          BB; just looking at the technicals. It looks like BTI technically could fall a lot further then IMBBY.

          • On June 6, 2018 at 8:08 am,
            bonzo barzini says:

            Doc, IMBBY has some good brands: WInston, Salem, Kool, and John Player(smoked by James Bond), as well as half the company that exports all the Cuban cigars. And if youcan buy it at 30 you would have a big yield too.

    • On June 5, 2018 at 4:39 pm,
      nigel says:

      To be fair, I quite like the odd cigarette

  5. On June 5, 2018 at 2:12 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    LIKE GIVE ME A BREAK………A coffee break…….who in the world needs another 1%er running things……..more jewish cabal….

    • On June 5, 2018 at 2:17 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      I will have to say, after a little study…..he did work his tail off……….

  6. On June 5, 2018 at 3:10 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    • On June 5, 2018 at 3:11 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Detroit , Flint….Gary….Baltimore…….will all like this one………

  7. On June 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Hold on to your Jewels………..Obama got his…….Suitcase Full…….

    • On June 5, 2018 at 3:31 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      More free lunches……..apricot diamonds…….

      • On June 5, 2018 at 3:32 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Saudi Arabia gave White House aides jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in large suitcases, according to Ben Rhodes, former speechwriter and deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration.

        • On June 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          The trip to Saudi Arabia was the beginning of Obama’s first tour of the Middle East as president, and preceded his famous Cairo speech which he intended as a message to the Muslim world.

          Rhodes says at first he thought the bagged treasure was a bribe, to influence him as he wrote Obama’s speech.

          However, he soon learned he was not the only member of the delegation to be lavished with such expense.

          “We all got suitcases full of jewels,” the former aide told the Guardian newspaper.

          “We all gave them to the state protocol office who handles gifts. You have the option to buy the gifts, but given the price – I don’t remember what it was but it was tens of thousands, I believe – no one kept them that I recall.”

          Valued guests
          The State Department’s register notes the Saudis gave Rhodes “one pair of silver cufflinks, one male watch, one female watch, one silver pen, and one diamond jewellery set including earrings, a ring, and a bracelet, presented in a green leather case”.

          It justifies the acceptance of such gifts by saying “non-acceptance would cause embarrassment to [the] donor and US government

        • On June 5, 2018 at 3:37 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Bushy gets Weeds……..and Obama gets diamonds studs………… LOL