Investment Advisor Representative - Sitka Pacific Capital Management

Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market ... more

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Volatility Nowhere In Sight: VIX Posts Record Low Quarter
Is this the calm before the storm or has the Fed managed to crush volatility forever?
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Escalating Feud: Turkish Lira Slumps Following Tit-For-Tat Visa Restrictions With US
The Turkish lira slumped as much as 6.6% against the U.S. dollar on Monday after a spat over visas between the two countries intensified.
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Dear Elon Musk: Regarding “Production Hell”, 260 Cars In 3rd Quarter Isn’t A Bottleneck. It’s Incompetence Somewhere. Where?
Tesla managed to produce a grand total of 260 model 3 sedans in the third quarter. It produced zero big rig trucks. Elon Musk blamed Puerto Rico for Production Hell Delays.
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Oil Back Below $50: End Of Inflationary Jump?
I don’t know if this is the end of the move over $50 or not, but fundamentals are poor just as hedge funds plowed into crude futures. A move back towards $40 seems likely.
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Third-Quarter GDP Forecasts: GDPNow 2.5%, Nowcast 1.5%
The volatility of GDPNow vs Nowcast is once again on display in recent weeks. Whereas Nowcast barely moves week to week, a chart of GDPNow shows significantly more volatility.
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Jobs Down 33K, Employment Up 906K, Full-Time Employment Down 65,000
There is a clear weakening pattern in establishment survey jobs from year to year. The hurricane impact is unknown at this point, but weakening started well before the hurricanes.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AIG American International Group Inc
BAC Bank of America Corporation
C Citigroup Inc.
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp
FXE Euro Currency Trust
GE General Electric Company
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
SPY SPDR S&P 500
URI United Rentals Inc.
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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Federal Receipts Running Below Expectations: Treasury Seeks “Clean” Debt Ceiling Increase (Removed)
In yet another sign of a slowing economy, US federal receipts are running below expectations. As a result, the need to bump up the debt ceiling will come sooner than expected.
Ryan Foresees “Bloodbath” If No Obamacare Replacement; Cotton Says Ryan’s Bill Won’t Pass Senate
Senator Tom Cotton says House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare replacement bill will not pass the Senate. Meanwhile, on Face the Nation, House Speaker Paul Ryan said there would be a ‘Bloodbath’ if GOP Fails to Pass Healthcare Legislation.
Trump To Fill At Least Three Fed Positions: What Will The Trump Fed Look Like?
In the election run-up, Donald Trump both praised and criticized higher interest rates, multiple times each way. So what exactly does Trump want?
In Praise Of Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary Of State Pick
The Financial Times reports Tillerson Gets Rough Ride from Russia Hawks on the Hill. The rough ride was from Senator John McCain, Senator Marco Rubio, and Senator Lindsey Graham.
Mexico Hikes Gas 20 Percent: Mass Protests Ensue, One Dead, 600 Arrested, In Widespread Looting
Last weekend the Mexican government hiked gasoline prices 20%. Today, all hell broke loose.
NSA Spied On Israeli Prime Minister During US-Iran Nuclear Negotiations
In an unexpected confirmation of what every thinking person realized upfront, the Guardian reports US 'spied on Binyamin Netanyahu during Iran nuclear deal talks'

Work Experience

Investment Advisor Representative
Sitka Pacific Capital Management
January 2006 - Present (12 years)
Sitka Pacific Capital Management is here to provide the absolute return investment plan you have been searching for to protect and grow your assets. Whether you are looking to take the next step beyond a traditional asset manager, for a way to invest that is both growth oriented and focused on risk management, or a managed exposure to a specific investment theme to complement your overall portfolio, we can help you achieve your goals.
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Mike Shedlock Inc.
January 1998 - Present (20 years 1 month)
In addition to having my own company I am an investment advisor rep for Sitka Pacific Capital Management

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS
1971 / 1975
Civil Engineering

Publications

MishTalk
Mish Shedlock
Global Econonic Trend Analysis

My global economics blog which typically has commentary every day of the week.