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Why Are Companies Hoarding Cash?

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 11th, 2010 8:20 AM |

In order for the economy to grow, for companies to hire, and for new employees to benefit, we need velocity in the money supply. The fact is, this velocity has slowed dramatically. Bloomberg highlights this stark reality on our economic landscape by writing, Jobless Suffer with Corporate Cash Climbing to $1.19 Trillion:

A majority of companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index increased cash to a combined $1.19 trillion while simultaneously reducing spending, keeping a jobs recovery on hold.

Caterpillar Inc., Eaton Corp., Walgreen Co. and General Electric Co. are among 260 companies that ended last quarter with $522 billion more than a year earlier after cutting capital spending by 42 percent. Economists say the dearth of investment is keeping the jobless rate at about 10 percent as the U.S. emerges from its worst recession since the 1930s. (more…)

Midday Market Update . . . U-G-L-Y

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 5th, 2009 12:45 PM |

I had written that yesterday’s 2-3% upward move in the market was very likely a Dead Cat Bounce. Well, that cat is burrowing further into the ground as markets have more than fully retraced yesterday’s upward move and are making new lows. This type of price action, known as lower highs and lower lows, confirms bearish trends

I hope our readers know that all financial information you could possibly want is on the Market Data tab on the Sense on Cents header. That resource provided by the Wall Street Journal is not only a great way to get a quick and comprehensive snapshot of all sectors of the market, but also a great way to keep your brokers and financial planners on their toes and working for you!!

Let’s take a quick look at the markets and then I will offer some commentary. (more…)

Mo’ Money…

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 3rd, 2009 2:48 PM |

There are a string of events in the market today that all highlight the need for entities to refinance debt and raise capital.  Given the tightness of credit and the onerous terms being exacted within the bond market, many firms are massively capital constrained. These issues are global in nature. From our friends at Bloomberg, I offer the links to a number of these situations. In light of these types of situations, one does not need to be in a hurry to buy stocks.  Additionally, given the demands for capital, I still maintain that rates are headed higher.

I will share with you some of the current problem situations getting serious attention:

1. GE Falls Below $7 on Concern Finance Unit May Need More Capital

2. Corporate Bond Losses Drive Investors ‘to the Bunker’

3. Metlife, Lincoln Sink as U.S. Stock Rout Increases Capital Need

4. German Real Estate Firms Owe Billions, Face Deadlines

LD






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