22 Total Quotes

Hans Olsen Quotes

If you believe that higher interest rates will put a brake on the economy, the whole tech sector is highly susceptible because companies are going to be spending on tech-related items depending on where the economy is going.
Hans Olsen
#Economy

[The rise in energy costs caused by Katrina is] going to start taking money out of people's pockets that they would have spent on something else, ... Look for the (impact) in the earnings of discount retailers, restaurants, and travel sectors - start to look for GDP to be impacted.
Hans Olsen
#Energy

My sense is that the high oil prices we've sustained throughout this year are beginning to take hold in the operating costs of a wider swath of US companies.
Hans Olsen
#Beginning

Right now, it's like an absence of bad news is being treated as good news. I see it as just a lot of noise right now. There's still a lot out there to deal with.
Hans Olsen
#Absence

Right now, it's like an absence of bad news is being treated as good news.
Hans Olsen
#Absence

This really is an impressively durable market, but there's so much more to come later in the week. Ask me later in the week, and we'll see where we stand then.
Hans Olsen
#Ask

A good number will confirm the upward bias for interest rates and higher rates are a headwind for equity prices.
Hans Olsen
#Interest

In reality, it won't matter as much because other elements like spending and consumer sentiment look good and that will keep the upward pressure on interest rates.
Hans Olsen
#Reality

Look for it in the earnings of discount retailers, restaurants and travel sectors. Start to look for GDP to be impacted, earnings in the third and fourth quarters, especially now because we're starting to approach the home heating season. This is not good. We haven't seen anything like this in the better part of 25 years, where you start to have people thinking about gas lines.
Hans Olsen
#Restaurants

The market is clearly responding to the drop in consumer confidence. It's hard to be terribly optimistic when it cost you $60 to fill up the car.
Hans Olsen
#Confidence

The economy had been incredibly resilient in the face of lots of potential threats. Those threats have started to take hold in slower growth and corporate earnings, and I think it could get worse yet in the fourth quarter.
Hans Olsen
#Economy

It all leads to the idea that inflation isn't so bad. That supplies some push for the market.
Hans Olsen
#Inflation

Some investors worry that if the inversion persists, it may signal a tough time ahead for the economy. But it's still too soon to know it for sure.
Hans Olsen
#Economy

It's remarkable that consumer confidence remains so high and it may help bring to stocks some buying momentum. Companies in the industrial and consumer sectors are the most likely to benefit from high confidence levels at the start of 2006.
Hans Olsen
#Confidence

It's really the Fed at this point that's kept the market in check. The historic conversation between the Fed and the markets has become a bit of an argument over whether there's really inflation, and whether we need those rate hikes.
Hans Olsen
#Conversation

It's interesting to note the diversity of the companies that are reporting these profit shortfalls. And we're still early into this.
Hans Olsen
#Diversity

These numbers combined with yesterday's ... gives the Fed a lot of ammunition to raise interest rates and if you have, at the same time, the economy slowing, that's just going to make a really difficult environment for stocks.
Hans Olsen
#Interest

The report is preliminary and it seems to be an outlier. Investors chose to focus on earnings reports.
Hans Olsen
#Focus

The geopolitical headline risk doesn't look good.
Hans Olsen
#Risk

If you can use basic common sense, you're OK. But, when you're a college kid, dying to play in the NFL, and now you have scouts from the Giants, the Seahawks, the Cowboys all waiting on you, and you're trying to figure out how many 25-cent eggs Sally needs to sell to make $ 15, you're afraid you're going to look stupid.
Hans Olsen
#College

If you can use basic common sense, you're OK. But when you're a college kid, dying to play in the NFL, and now you have scouts from the Giants, the Seahawks, the Cowboys all waiting on you, and you're trying to figure out how many 25-cent eggs Sally needs to sell to make $15, you're afraid you're going to look stupid.
Hans Olsen
#College

If you can use basic common sense, you're OK. But, when you're a college kid, dying to play in the NFL, and now you have scouts from the Giants, the Seahawks, the Cowboys all waiting on you, and you're trying to figure out how many 25-cent eggs Sally needs to sell to make $15, you're afraid you're going to look stupid.
Hans Olsen
#College