“The temperatures in Montreal and throughout the transit area have been colder than normal, and included near-record low temperatures, which created significant and historical conditions in the late December, early January time frame.”Note: this is the most bizarre thing. The link to the US Navy warship is a good link. I've tested it several times. But when I try to link to it from the blog, I get a dialogue box that says access to that story "on this server is denied." Curious if anyone else is having that same problem. If access is denied, simply google US Navy warship trapped in Canada.
- later: HAL's earnings are so good, they're giving all energy services stocks a boost
- forecast: earnings to soar to 46 cents vs 4 cents a year ago
- in fact: earnings soared to 53 cents, excluding various items
T+2: after Dow futures being negative overnight and the Dow opening down (slightly), it has now turned the corner, up 23 points. I guess mom-and-pop investors have read Goldman Sachs advice to its millionaire clients.
T+2: IMF revises up global growth forecast helped by Trump tax cuts. Did hell just freeze over? With regard to taxes and growth, one wonders if IMF managing director Christine Lagarde needs to be nominated for the 2018 Geico Rock Award. By the way, it appears the IMF is doing what it can to keep revised growth forecast below 4%. The estimates depend on input/data and analysts can put whatever they want into the formula; clearly it's in the IMF's interests to keep estimates below 4%.
T+3: I did not turn on television / tune into CNBC until just now (10:08 a.m. CT). I see that CNBC continues to try to talk the market down. Good luck with that. I see the Dow is slightly negative. Turning off television now (10:09 a.m. CT).
T+3: radio reports that government may re-open. It came down to this: active duty military or Dreamers? [Update: link here.] If that link doesn't work, try this link. Both are Fox links: the first is a "news" link; the second is a "business" link. Nope, both links are blocked. A Reuters link should work.
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