Joel Elconin - Benzing Pre-Market Show – Tue 2 Apr, 2019

Comments on US markets and possible all time highs, the Lyft IPO, Boeing stock updates, oil, and Bitcoin

Today with Joel Elconin, Co-Host of the Benzinga Pre-Market show we cover a wide range of stocks and sectors. Starting out with the broad markets and the possibility of new all time highs. Then on to the Lyft and Boeing share price movements after Lyft’s IPO and Boeing’s sting of bad news. Finally on to the recovering oil price and Bitcoin price.

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  1. On April 2, 2019 at 11:44 am,
    cfs says:

    For those with shorter memories:

    “While everyone enjoys an economic party the long-term costs of a bubble to the economy and society are potentially great. They include a reduction in the long-term saving rate, a seemingly random distribution of wealth, and the diversion of financial human capital into the acquisition of wealth. As in the United States in the late 1920s and Japan in the late 1980s, the case for a central bank ultimately to burst that bubble becomes overwhelming. I think it is far better that we do so while the bubble still resembles surface froth and before the bubble carries the economy to stratospheric heights. Whenever we do it, it is going to be painful, however.”

    Larry Lindsey, Federal Reserve Governor, September 24, 1996 FOMC Minutes

  2. On April 2, 2019 at 11:55 am,
    cfs says:

    With regard to Beoing, I’d wait until its 4/24 earnings statement and listen to its estimates for liabilities, which may be immense, but probably will be disguised. This may be a real company that is too big to fail.

    From DAVID KOENIG – Associated Press – Mon Apr 1, 7:44PM CDT

    Boeing and U.S. aviation regulators say the company needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes.

    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it anticipates Boeing’s final software improvements for 737 Max airliners “in the coming weeks.”

    Boeing was expected to complete the work last week, but FAA spokesman Greg Martin said the company needs more time to make sure it has identified and addressed all issues.

    Chicago-based Boeing offered the same timetable as it works to convince regulators that it can fix software on the planes.

    “Safety is our first priority, and we will take a thorough and methodical approach to the development and testing of the update to ensure we take the time to get it right,” said Boeing spokesman Charles Bickers.

    Boeing needs approval not just from FAA, but elsewhere, including Europe and China, where safety officials have indicated they will conduct their own reviews.

    The planes have been grounded around the world since mid-March.

    The news from the FAA suggests that airlines could be forced to park their Max jets longer than they expected. Airlines that own Max jets are scrambling other planes to fill some Max flights while canceling others.

    “We are aware that the resumption of service for our 737 Max aircraft may be further delayed, and our team will work with all customers impacted by any flight cancellations,” said American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein.

    American Airlines had been pointing toward a late-April return of its 24 Max 8s. Over the weekend, Southwest Airlines announced that its 34 Max 8s will be removed from the schedule through May instead of mid-April. United Airlines has idled its 14 Max 9s through June 5.

    Separately, U.S. regulators and Boeing are awaiting a preliminary report from Ethiopian investigators into the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa. The report will be scrutinized for information from the plane’s data recorders that might suggest similarities between the doomed flight and the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air Max 8 into the Java Sea off Indonesia. The two crashes killed 346 people.

    Data from the Indonesian plane indicates that pilots unsuccessfully fought the automated anti-stall system for control of the plane, which plunged into the sea shortly after takeoff. According to published reports, the same system activated on the Ethiopian Airlines flight.

    Boeing is making changes in an automated system that is designed to prevent the plane’s nose from rising, which can lead to a dangerous aerodynamic stall. The changes include relying on readings from more than one sensor before the anti-stall system activates and pushes the nose down, and making the system’s actions less severe and easier for pilots to handle. Boeing has said it will pay to train pilots on the technology.

    Two American Airlines pilots who attended a session with Boeing experts last week expressed satisfaction with the manufacturer’s changes. American’s chief 737 pilot, Roddy Guthrie, said Boeing added “some checks and balances in the system that will make the system much better.”

    Congress, meanwhile, is looking into the relationship between Boeing and the FAA. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Monday that it had requested records from both Boeing and the FAA related to the certification of the 737 Max.

  3. On April 2, 2019 at 4:06 pm,
    CFS says:

    Gina Shakespeare, A bard for our Times:

    https://youtu.be/J48T9LMhe78

    On China’s Divide and Conquer Strategy.