Investment Markets Overview — W/E 15th January 2016

US President Barack Obama held his seventh and final State of the Union address this week, in which his oratory was the usual upbeat “yes we can,” with jibes at the Republicans in what after all is an election year. It was, however more of a “state of denial,” particularly when it came to matters financial. He has personally forced through “Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act,” which is now being seen as anything but affordable by the beleaguered US tax-payer and small business owners, whilst at the same time presiding over the biggest build-up of US debt during any presidency in American history. With the interest-rate cycle turning higher and financial asset “values” threatening to repeat the 2007/09 debacle, the man has the gall to state, “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction,” to which we will answer with an extra chart this week, as charts never lie and are not fictitious:

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For the week:

15 Jan 2016

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Additional Commentaries:
•US economic data . . .
•Euro-Zone . . .
•The UK . . .
•Out East . . .
•The $US index . . .
•Within the commodities complex . . .
•Economic data due next week includes . . .

 As Obama prepares to exit centre-stage, the Republican wannabes continued the infighting this week, vying to fill the hot seat on behalf of their party ……

Charts:
1.  Indices Weekly
2. US Manufacturing Sentiment  V US Factory Production
3. UK Base Rate V UK Market Rates
4. China Stock-Index V  China GDP Estimate
5. Commodity YTD  Moves

Table:

13 Indices, 11 columns of detailed information, for accurate analysis

“The Troika of Politics, Banks and Regulators Serve themselves Well.

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