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and it has broken out of range. there is no current opportunity with negative interest rates and geopolitical risks. 10% is where i would keep gold. you still sell it. geopolitical risks are region, but today, we think they have dial back slightly. 1.1%, still above -- scarlet: we should mention, the dow, s&p not getting there. we saw it at the end of labor day, the return of september would mean trading activity would pick up. that has not really been the case. trading in the dow off 21%. trading in the s&p 500 off 11%. even though we had a good day, it is not like everyone is streaming back in. just watching.e
is a fitting continuation of what we had in august. take a look at this chart going back to the fed meeting. that kicked off this downside volatility. tons of headline risk, but up and down, it tells you that nobody knows. a lot of uncertainty. a real battle between the bulls and the bears. it moves upr or not to all-time highs or back toward last year's lows. and is a longer-term chart it may speak more to the range starting in 2018. it is pretty useful. we are looking at volatility on stocks. in yellow, currency volatility and in blue, bond volatility.
if you look at starbucks year to date through yesterday, the coffee chain was up 50%. one of the top 50 stocks in the s&p 500. today, you mentioned volatility. just a bit of a roadblock. there you can see, down 7/10 of a percent, but nowhere close to where it was earlier today. starbucks had fallen more than 3.5% at the low point. this was after an investor presentation, executives at starbucks did tell investors that the 10 plus percent growth rate for profits probably won't continue into next year. they also said they are going to be reducing the share buyback account. we will see what happens going
forward, clearly, even though we see a little stumble today, the stock is resilient. joe. with us, bloomberg intelligence chief equity strategist. gina martin adams and senior portfolio. bellre talking before the about the skew we are seeing in the evaluations of defensive industries for growth. what would it take for some sort of leveling out. is that something that powell himself could do, is it rate sensitive? do we need to see it on the data side, is it traded?
i suspect the largest potential upside movement would be found from some form of trade resolution between the u.s. and china. it does seem there is skepticism as to how much monetary policy can affect the economic conditions. there is a lot of skepticism regarding how much monetary policy can improve economic conditions, but it is clear that this year, the drag on manufacturing is clearly related to trade, which is dampening business investment, the weak point in the economy. that is the sickest -- the single largest potential to reinvigorate economic prospects. scarlet: give us your sense of what happens next. the dollar is something everyone is focused on. we know the president is focused on it. as long as the u.s. economy looks relatively strong, it seems the dollar will continue
to rise. that creates kind of a problem, because that will invite the president to come in and push it down. if you look at today, a classic risk on day, the dollar is weak. the dollar is in important barometer and i think it is one of the things we are watching in order to take on risk more generally. if we do see a significant decline, to me that will be indicative of a global economy starting to bottom and pickup. to a narrowing of the gap between the u.s. and non-us growth and that would be the signal to get more bullish on things like emerging-market stocks, which are very attractive, but won't do well in a strong dollar environment where there are significant trade tensions. caroline: they were on a tear today. how long do you need to see weakness in the u.s. dollar to
be able to vindicate the evaluation? i would want to see the dollar -- i want to ask about the dollar in the international scene. multinationals are more heavily exposed in the rest of the economy. gina: if you put it in perspective, trade is 30% of economic growth in the u.s.. also 35% of the s&p 500. the differential is not that significant, however multinationals tend to be larger companies so they have a bigger sway on performance. they are a bigger share of overall earnings. in particular, when you look at tech companies, tech has the most exposure overseas among all
sectors in the s&p. it is also the biggest segment of the s&p 500 and it was the biggest earner last year and has really struggled this year. you do see this manifested itself in the s&p 500. i think it goes back to trade. the risk has created this inflating dollar environment. that is depressing multinationals, but it is not the only story. has sectorch specific issues. slowing phone sales. it is not really related to the dollar. certainly, regulatory pressure, suppressed evaluation. this, but is part of it is not the end-all be-all. what will make a much more material improvement would be a stabilization and improvement in european economic growth as well as chinese economic growth. scarlet: which is far beyond most people's control and we
have no certainty of any of that. you mentioned you like old. you like silver. you are neutral on bonds, within equity, where do you want to be? ed: we are skewed offensively in terms of equity exposure. we are overweighting higher quality, even though the evaluations are higher relative inoverseas, we still think an environment where growth is weak and recession risks are elevated that you want to be in the u.s.. within the u.s., we are focused on larger cap, higher-quality names stand higher cap. scarlet: so not necessarily utilities? ed: not necessarily on those sectors, but more defensively skewed in terms of country allocation and market cap. caroline: what about the tech market? today, it actually rose. where do you see the rally going? think sovereign bonds are
incredibly overvalued. you have a situation where more than 25% of sovereign bonds are in territory. that seems excessive to me, but as you mentioned, the momentum with lower yields is not something i want to step in front of right now. neutral on fixed income more generally, but we are overweight u.s. treasury right now, given the fact that it is one place where you can still find a decent yield. they be not decent, but positive. there is also a very impressive diversification benefit. even though the yield is basically nothing on days when the stock market is risk off, they balance things out very well. ed: yeah, treasury and gold and other precious metals provide that diversification.
"what'd you miss?" caroline: brexit chaos continues after boris johnson proposes a after theion government moves to block a new deal brexit. further warnings for the fed. bill dudley clarifies his bloomberg opinion piece calling on the central bank to make clear the u.s. trade war is the greatest threat to the economy. perhaps, u.s. stocks and political tensions appear to ease from hong kong to italy to the u.k. u.k.,start with the because just six weeks into his tenure as u.s. prime -- as prime minister, boris johnson called for a general election as he suffered another defeat over no deal brexit. view, and the view of this government, there must be an election on tuesday the 15th thectober, and i invite
right honorable gentlemen to respond, to decide which of us goes as prime minister. >> i look forward to the day his government and his party and all the austerity and misery he has done this country are kicked out of office and we prevent leaving -- we prevent this country from rushing out. caroline: now, the debate continues. we await the vote on the snap election in 20 minutes time. westminster is still outside. we thank you so much. it is unlikely to get the votes he needs to have the election as soon as october the 15th. johnson'sot in boris -- to call this election. he may say he wants an election in october, but the house of commons has to back him and that is looking far from certain. there are a number of convoluted options that now sit in front of
us in the united kingdom. parliament may back boris johnson's call for the election on the 15th, however, it is increasingly unlikely that the opposition will do that. what they want to see is the legislation that has just been commonsn the house of become law. some opposition parties want to see it go further and have the extension agreed before they will do anything. there has been this other possibility, jeremy corbyn may actually call a vote of no confidence in the government, where that to succeed, there would be a period in which the current government -- boris johnson would have the option of trying to form a government. if he couldn't, jeremy corbyn may be given the opportunity. his -- it is no means certain as we go toward this election. just because they want it does
not mean it has to happen. joe: it sounds a we are finally getting clarity on how this is going to go. [laughter] >> so you are a comedian. well done. it is coming further and further down the rabbit hole. it has gone from slightly sublime to now being ridiculous. it is totally unfathomable it is going to happen. it is by no means certain that we will have an election. we may see a jeremy go -- a jeremy corbyn government formed without in election. there are whole range of options on the table, none of which has any degree of certainty. even if there is an election, it is by no means certain that boris johnson will win. there are some who believe that there is a machiavellian master plan at play here. from the outside, it does not look like that. caroline: you have got to laugh. thank you. let's have a quick look at breaking news. slack is coming out with its
first set of numbers after going public. losses per share, $.14. second quarter, $.98. revenue comes slightly ahead of expectations. is upping thenue previous guidance. nevertheless, we are off by 7.6% in after-hours trading, looking for a third quarter adjustment of eight cents-nine cents and the third quarter, perhaps in line with what we have seen. we will have to dig into those reports to understand why the money is coming off the table. romaine: high expectations. let's turn back to brexit. for more analysis, we are joined by a wesley college professor of political science and faculty director at the madeline albright institute for global affairs. thanks for joining us. maybe you can help make sense of what has been going on in the u.k. right now and give us a sense of who is actually in
control at this moment, given the loss of the motion by boris johnson. making sense of this is a pretty tall order, but i will give you the best shot. who is in control? i think it is completely unclear. certainly not boris johnson. he has very few instruments here. his attempt to rest control of parliament by having the queen suspend sessions has not only failed, it managed to mobilize opposition to his own position. he is backed into a corner. he has lost a number of his own mp's, 21 defected over last night. he has kicked them out of the party. he is now calling for an election. i would argue this is a lastgasp for his position and he is hoping that through this election, not simply that he can return to power, but that
basically, he has once again a referendum to leave the eu without a deal. joe: how strong is boris johnson in the event that another election does happen? stacie: i am going to echo what the reporter said. it is absolutely uncertain. he is incredibly weak, and i think we saw this the last time theresa may called in election in an attempt to shore up her position, they ended up losing seats. the one wild card here is jeremy corbyn, the head of the labour party. in many ways, what boris johnson seems to be trying to do is make this both a vote on brexit and on jeremy corbyn, and the fact is, there is a lot of opposition withinmy corbyn's labor britain. we could see conservatives gaining seats. we could even see a resurgence of the liberal democrats, because they are the one party that has consistently opposed
leaving the eu. the amount of uncertainty around this election is just astonishing. that is not even to bring and the people they are supposed to be negotiating with, the eu. boris johnson's main argument has been, i can't tell you what my negotiating stance is. i need to keep no deal brexit on the table if i'm to get any sort of good deal out of the eu. in some ways, to play devils advocate, is he right? stacie: he has made the argument that this is his hammer. if the eu is not willing to accept a deal, if they are not willing to take the irish backstop off the table, then the eu is going to be punished, because without a deal in place, this will be chaos for europe. you can look at the way the eu has reacted. yesterday, they released a list of items to small businesses of
what could happen in case there is a no deal brexit. that being said, there is no sense that this threat has brought the eu to the table. as a matter of fact, insider reports suggest that negotiations have been going nowhere. the idea that this has been effective seems problematic. joe: great stuff. thank you very much. now, coming up, google paying a record fine for a child privacy breaches. why that company is settling, next. this is bloomberg. ♪
snap election. , nowpeaker of the house mp's are heading to the voting lobby. we will see whether, as expected, it is unlikely of the house will support a general election. includingon earnings, on palo alto networks. eps company announcing 1.47 vs estimates, $ $1.28. revenue up 22% year-over-year. romaine: right now, we are going to turn to google and the story that went on there. another fine for google. this time, youtube agreeing to to a record $170 million
settle claims that it violated children's privacy laws. most of that money will go to the federal trade commission. youtube has been accused of failing to obtain parental consent on collecting data for kids under 13 years old. coming to us from washington, d.c., these finds are normally not gargantuan, but this $170 million, this is like 1/10 of 1% of what google earnings in a typical year. what is the point? is athe point is that this large fine for children's privacy. it is no question a drop in the bucket for google. it will be easy for them to pay it. it is like looking through the couch for loose change for them. this is a large fine for children's privacy, 30 times the previous record which was just a few months ago. they are thinking they basically got back their own budget for the bureau of consumer protection. it doesn't go to the ftc, it
goes to the treasury. they got 30 times what they had gotten in february. caroline: is there a risk that this goes more global? could we see other areas -- the eu is ahead of the curve when it comes to finding big tech giants. our other countries going to feel like they also want recompense? ben: they have not signal that the way they sometimes signal things. it is important to note that one of the things the ftc is doing is saying, if you are aware of ,he children on your platform the children flocking to your video creators, that is a big problem and a regulatory move that folks in europe are starting to signal. i would not be surprised if we did get them saying that they want to collect their own fines. we have not seen moves that. romaine: thank you for joining us from washington. we want to bring you breaking
news. this is the earnings report for slack, a company that just listed publicly a couple of months ago, back in june. the company appears to have missed on some of the key metrics. shares are getting punished, down about 13%. second quarter per share was $.14. that is better than what analysts were expecting, but when you look to the guidance, that appears to be where some of the issues are. expecting a loss per share of eight cents-nine cents. caroline: always a volatile option, pricing in a 20% move. coming up, decoding a busy week. we'll go through the headlines made by central bankers and what to expect from chairman powell. this is bloomberg. ♪
>> i'm mark crumpton with bloomberg's first word news. in the u.k. members of parliament are set to show down with boris johnson over britain's divorce from the european union. after seizing control over the parliamentary agenda, johnson's critics are voting now in an attempt to pass a law banning him from taking britain out of the block without a deal. prime minister johnson earlier asked lawmakers to back his call for a snap election. >> in my view and the view of this government, there must now begin election on tuesday, the 15th of october, and i invite
the right honorable gentlemen to respond to decide which of us goes as prime minister to that crucial counsel on thursday the 17th of october. >> this prime minister claims he has a strategy, but he can't tell us what it is. he hasn't told the e.u. what it is either. say whethernable to he's even made any proposals whatsoever to the e.u. >> britain's brexit envoy traveled to brussels for technical talks with european union counterparts. the e.u. says it is still awaiting proposals from britain. officials in south carolina are warning about the potential for life-threatening flooding from hurricane dorian. rising seas could add as much as six feet to normal tide levels.
officials in georgetown county say anyone who doesn't leave may be putting themselves at risk. dorian has weakened. forecasters say it could make landfall as a category one storm on north carolina's outer banks thursday. the trump is rolling back obama era rules that expanded energy use requirements for lightbulbs. president trump told reporters at the white house today, what is saved isn't worth it for the little they save. environmentalists say the standards would have saved consumers billions of dollars in energy costs and avoided millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions. global news, 24 hours a day, on-air and at tictoc on twitter, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. i'm mark crumpton. this is bloomberg.
we want to return to that breaking news. shares continuing to fall after hours. this is the first earnings report for the software company since it listed publicly back in june. they gave a bunch of metrics. it appears that some of those forecasts came in a little bit light. revenue, that is a little bit above what they expected, but a little bit below what some analysts were expecting. same issue on the three q numbers. on most ofdid beat those estimates, but the street was looking for something stronger. right now, the shares dipping down. joe: efficient market. back to where it priced. caroline: cvs and aetna, this
was a deal announced in december of 2017. finally it gets approval. are announcing a merger settlement has been approved by a u.s. judge. the merger settlement has been approved. joe: it has already been a busy week. a number of central bank governors making headlines today. one former official making some clarification. bill dudley banning another xt toe to add some conte his column last week. he wrote, i was not trying to suggest the fed should take sides in the election. doing so would be far outside the scope of the fed's authority. the fed should never be motivated by political considerations. us is bloomberg
columnist carl smith from washington. a lot of criticism for bill dudley. how much damage -- do you think bill dudley did damage to the fed's position with that column, and did you find his clarifications to be helpful? >> i thought he did do damage with the first column. i didn't think the second column was that helpful. in that very same paragraph, he said the fed should consider all influences that it has when making decisions. and then saying one of those influences is the election. that seemed to contradict his point. i didn't really think it helped him. in some sense i think it hurt him. the original column was so out-of-the-box that i thought, some other people thought maybe
dudley knows something we don't know. maybe this is an attempt to give the fed more room. he sort of put cold water on that by waffling around the issue. i don't think it helped him that much. romaine: -- caroline: in the united kingdom, parliament rejecting boris johnson's call for an early election. this is as expected. barcor of the house john announcing that result. romaine? fed,ne going back to the we didn't just hear from dudley, but we've been hearing from other members of the fed and the fomc and we've heard that the consumer essentially can't be the end all for this economy, and that if you wait for the consumer to falter, it is too late. is it already too late for the fed? >> i don't think it is
necessarily too late. i think the signs are bad. there no reason to expect that trade is going to turn up. i think also the fact that the u.s. has the highest interest rates in the world, that is going to put pressure on the dollar. most of the rest of the economy doesn't look good right now. , mayey took strong action a 50 basis point cut, they would be signaling that they are going to be aggressive about getting in front of this. but right now i think the probability is high unless they take extreme action. caroline: can i go back to the bill dudley piece as to whether you think there should be a more explicit line? is it not being made explicit enough? >> i kind of think it has. before dudley put his peace out there, i might think the fed can
keep signaling that trade is a problem, that we may not be able to overcome. at this point, that is probably counterproductive. it fuels the idea that maybe they are not going to be as responsive, that maybe they are going to lay the blame on the president. i think they have to say, we are going to be as aggressive as necessary. we are not looking to lay the blame at the feet of the president. we are looking to fulfill our mandate. joe: real quickly, after the last fed cut, we saw financial conditions tighten. does this really mean that a series of 25 basis point cuts won't cut it, and that they have to bring out the bazooka, otherwise they might fall behind the curve? >> i think that is more or less
right. one of the things we've learned is that when you are close to zero lower bound, it is counterintuitive, but the bigger shock you can make, the more likely you are not to have to go all the way to zero. if you make it clear to markets that you are willing to do what it takes, that can decrease spending a little bit. the dollar.er that could cause growth to pick up enough that they don't go to zero. caroline: we thank our bloomberg economist, carl smith. let's get you all things brexit now. boris johnson has lost that move to call for a snap election. 258 votes to 56. it needed two thirds of all mp's for the motion to pass.
u.s. placing additional sanctions on iran today after france tried to extend an economic life line by restarting oil sales. the u.s. treasury department designated 16 entities and 10 individuals for new sanctions. kevin cirilli is standing by now with a government official. kevin? >> thank you, romain. we are joined by the special representative for iran. today you announced new additional sanctions that could
be added on in the future. do you have a timeline for when future sanctions might be placed on iran? >> we don't preview our sanctions because we won't get our targets time to hide their assets. we did sanctions on monday. we did sanctions yesterday on iran's space program. today we announced sanctions on the islamic revolutionary guard for running a massive illicit oil scheme. romaine: the financial times reported earlier today that the u.s. offered a financial reward to the captain of the iranian tanker known until recently as the grey swan in exchange for piloting the ship to a country that would impound the ship on behalf of the u.s. comment abouty this particular article or any
response in terms of that? times" storycial is accurate. the united states announced a rewards for justice program that offers individuals up to $15 million for any information they provide the u.s. government that allows us to disrupt or deter the iranian regime's efforts to move illicit oil around the middle east and fund terror operations. we are working closely with the maritime community to disrupt to disruptcit oil iran's illicit oil shipments. >> geopolitically, the french president has suggested he would like to see the u.s. and iran restart their conversations. earlier today, the french finance minister tried to give iran $15 billion worth of economic life line for oil purchases. what is the u.s. administration's response to the
french actions as it relates to the energy sector? >> it is a good question. we don't really have any concrete proposal. there's only been abstract discussions about what the french are thinking. the president today answered a number of discussions about looking ahead. we are not looking to grant any exceptions or waivers. we need this in order to deny the regime the revenue it uses to fund its foreign policy and also because that is the pressure that is going to bring iran back to the negotiating table. >> president trump today suggested that he would be open to meeting with the iranian president even as early as the u.n. general assembly meeting later this month. do you think that meeting is a possibility? what would have to happen for that to take place? >> the president said, we will
see. he has met with kim jong-un three times. he is very open to resolving differences with adversaries bilaterally. clear that he's open to a meeting with president rouhani, but iran keeps rejecting our efforts to resolve our differences diplomatically. we are going to keep intensifying our campaign of economic pressure. iran has a basic decision to make. they can start behaving like a normal nation or watch their economy crumble. >> final question, if that ,eeting were to take place later this month or sometime in the future, how should the israelis interpret that meeting? >> i'm not going to sort of speculate on that. thatresident does believe
we can resolve our differences with the iranian regime diplomatically. but we need to see a change in behavior. it is important that we make progress on iran's vast range of threats to security. the hostage taking american citizens. these are the kinds of things secretary pompeo has made very clear, if we are going to get a deal, it is going to have to be comprehensive. >> the u.s. special representative for iran, appreciate you coming on bloomberg television. for more, tune into bloomberg radio this afternoon. romaine: thank you very much, kevin cirilli. now it is time for smart charts, where we look at the timely topics with the top technicians. abigail, you are looking at global markets. >> right. the founder and managing director of fair good strategies
joins me. you have a great chart here of the hang seng. volatility, not just in the u.s., but everywhere. >> what we noticed yesterday is that they really broke out from a short-term consolidation phase. you can see that here, going back to early august. it was the biggest up day for the hang seng since november 2, 2018. you can see here in green, that bar shows a nice breakaway move. the hang seng often looked somewhat challenged. we saw some underperformance, some downside momentum, and now it looks like it is recapturing some momentum. this is not just in china, but around the world. as thoughst looks there is the possibility for an island reversal. are you seeing that? >> i think we will see
follow-through on that. we have seen indicators turn from a short-term perspective. the 200 day moving average is not really a resistance level. sometimes when you see indices clear these hurdles, it does exacerbate the momentum behind the move. >> may be we will see some continued violent move. the u.s., talking about the range in august, but this is a much longer term chart. >> here's the trading range we are talking about. over the past three to four weeks, we've seen the s&p 500 sandwiched between the 50 day moving average and the 200 day moving average. the 200 day moving average can be a support area. at 50 day can also be looked as resistance.
that would be a bullish development for the s&p 500 short-term. that is what we are looking for. improve inmomentum the bottom. momentum having come into the market even as it has been sandwiched in that trading range. >> i have a question for you. ranges are so interesting. it suggests that nobody knows that battle between the bulls and the bears. if this one breaks to the upside, it looks like it will break toward the all-time highs. to the downside, we could crack this year's low. definitely. not give atself does sense of directional bias. we have to be really respectful
of the breakout or the breakdown. if we did see the moving average broken, that would be a step back for the s&p 500. for me the breaking point is 2765. to it is where, to me, the uptrend would reverse. below that level would be a real breakdown. and it sounds as though you are pretty optimistic and that is a nice momentum indicator. katie stockton, thank you for joining us. great insights as always. back to you. romaine: thanks, abigail doolittle. coming up, hong kong chief executive carrie lam withdraws the bill that sparked the unrest, but is it enough to satisfy protesters? that is coming up next. this is bloomberg. ♪
caroline: another several months of unrest. hong kong's chief executive carrie lam has acceded to the demands of protesters. >> the government will formally withdraw the bill to fully allay public concerns. caroline: with the bill that sparked the unrest allowing extradition's to china formally gone, how are protesters responding? shery ahn, perhaps not all of their demands. >> only one of many, in fact. they are not responding very well. many critics say this is too little, too late. we have heard from a prominent activist who was very well known during the 2014 protest. take a listen to what he says. >> the protests will continue. hong kong people will never stop until hong kong is a place with democracy and freedom. >> we have three months of
unrest. this may not be enough to placate protesters. some lawmakers say this is a ploy, where you withdraw the extradition bill, then you expect the unrest to stop, and if it doesn't, you blame it on violent protesters. romaine: is he really speaking for the broader public? it sounds like he's advocating something that almost by law can't really happen. assuming that beijing is centrally -- eventually assumes control of hong kong. >> there are still many years before that happens. in the meantime, hong kong wants universal suffrage. they want to nominate and elect their own leaders. beijing has its own plans. they screen the nominees with a committee of beijing loyalists. that is not happening anytime
soon. other demands include the resignation of carrie lam. we had a leaked tape from carrie lam where she was telling business leaders that she has very little room to maneuver. joe: there was a headline about beijing moving more toward rate cuts. is that significant? >> we are seeing beijing slowing down. the hong kong unrest doesn't help. we are talking about triple r cuts, which is still a more targeted response. caroline: all over the hong kong movement. for more on these stories, don't miss daybreak australia and daybreak asia. romaine: bloomberg technology is coming up next in the u.s. joe: have a great evening. this is bloomberg. ♪ here, it all starts with a simple...
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