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Jack Ablin Quotes

Jack Ablin
Right now, we have this positive confluence of earnings and economic news that has been propelling the market.
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#News

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Economists are expecting a gradual slowdown in economic growth paired with a slowdown in inflation. That will allow the Federal Reserve to wind up its rate-hiking campaign.
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#Growth

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This deal makes sense for both companies. Bank of New York has been expanding in the custodial business and doing a fine job. This shift out of distribution is an ideal fit for J.P. Morgan.
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#Business

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I would infer from the statement that the Fed is somewhat more sanguine on the economic recovery. Perhaps they believe that $55 oil prices are, at least for the time being, something of the past and that jobs are just improving at a moderate pace.
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#Believe

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Any bad news can throw us, and the jobs report was perceived as bad news, seen as a sign that the recovery is fragile, but that's not necessarily true. In the last two recessions, a pickup in employment only happened a year after the recession had ended. So just because unemployment is higher doesn't mean we're not on track for a recovery.
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#Jobs

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People are taking some comfort in results and a feeling that the economy is getting better, but there's still some caution. We need to see more evidence of a sustainable recovery. We need companies to start seeing profits more through top-line growth than just cost-cutting measures.
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#Comfort

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There's really not a lot of information here to work with, and I think the market's taking a rest. We're still a few weeks away from first-quarter earnings, so all you have to focus on is a slowing economy and interest rates.
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#Information

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The tick up in oil prices hurts, but history has shown that interest rates have a much bigger impact on the stock market than oil. And looking at the ISM services number, you're seeing the kind of gradual, lazy improvement in the economy that's not going to really get rates going.
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#History

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There has been this continual debate as to whether higher oil prices are inflationary or a restraint on growth. This year, the bond market has signaled that it is inflationary.
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#Debate

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There has been this continual debate as to whether higher oil prices are inflationary or a restraint on growth, ... This year, the bond market has signaled that it is inflationary.
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#Debate

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Gold is creating a psychological dark cloud over the market. With gold on the upside and inflation fears, the numbers we get tomorrow will clarify some of these concerns.
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#Gold

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Economists are expecting a gradual slowdown in economic growth paired with a slowdown in inflation, ... That will allow the Federal Reserve to wind up its rate-hiking campaign.
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#Growth

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If there is anything more than 250,000 jobs then everything reverses and all bets about a pause at 3.25 percent are off,
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#Jobs

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But the key here is really going to be guidance. Everyone is looking for signs of the rolling over of profit growth, although not as much as the Fed or higher energy prices might indicate.
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#Guidance

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The bond market is still behind the inflation curve. The inflation story continues to chip away at our economy and it doesn't seem to be getting any weaker.
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#Economy

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The projected job growth number would mark a pretty strong snapback from the previous month.
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#Growth

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Generally, Wal-Mart can give real-time data faster than the government, because they can just pull this off their cash registers.
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#Government

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All of those things conspired to create a difficult environment for stocks.
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#Environment

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Maybe now there's enough fear out there to form a base to rally again.
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#Fear

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We're no longer in a buy-and-hold environment. You have to be much more active in sector allocation. That's where the future of this business is going.
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#Environment

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The employment report is one of the key indicators for figuring out if the consumer can hold on. We're trying to transition this economy away from the consumer, but this potential war is getting in the way. We have to keep consumer spending going until corporate executives are able to make decisions regarding corporate spending.
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#Trying

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We can't believe any trend right now, until the issues tied to this conflict are resolved. Unfortunately, in this kind of market there's going to be no clear direction. We're going to be in this holding pattern for the next few weeks, at least.
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#Conflict

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Accounting concerns continue to dominate the market. We're going to be seeing this 'Prove it to me' investing for a while.
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#Accounting

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Confidence is slipping, manufacturing is slowing, and even with today's jobs report, the employment trend is still negative. The bet here is that the Federal Reserve will have to stop raising rates in order to keep the economy from sliding further.
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#Confidence

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The confidence report really personifies what's going on in consumers' minds right now. Investors are looking at Katrina and Rita as a one-two punch for the economy.
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#Confidence

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What I worry about is that if the Fed continues to tighten, they could commit the same error they have done every time since 1980 and cause a financial crisis.
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#Worry

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After looking at the employment numbers, there is no doubt in my mind that the measured language remains. Knowing what we know now, there's no pause in 2005.
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#Doubt

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Investors have their rally caps on for year end, and we're doing it with speculation. With a good inflation report and strong growth, it seems to be the perfect elixir for Wall Street.
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#Inflation

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You needed to be a meteorologist to make money in this market.
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#Money

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The market is starting to shift back to quality stocks.
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#Quality