tv Squawk on the Street CNBC July 3, 2019 9:00am-11:00am EDT
have a great weekend we should show you the futures real quick >> holiday shortened trading session. >> 1:00 p.m. >> tune into closing bell and you'll get where the market closes. >> we'll get to "squawk on the street." happy fourth, everybody. ♪ good morning and welcome to "squawk on the street. i'm david faber with jim cramer. we are live from the new york stock exchange carl quintanilla has the day off. stock market, by the way, set your watch, going to close at 1:00 p.m. eastern, due to getting an early start on the independence day holiday look at futures as we get ready for an open 30 minutes from now. we're looking up, but u.s. equity futures, what we are talking about, 2% or so. we had that quiet session yesterday. but we did see the s&p reverse
earlier losses closed at a record high. that's kind of where our road map starts as it often does investors shrugging off global growth concerns. stocks set to rally at the open. and records still within striking distance. plus, broadcom eyeing symantec, my reporting added to bloomberg yesterday which broke the story. >> and mine. >> and jim's give you more details. and pot shake-up, bruce linton out, telling cnbc he was fired from the world's largest publicly traded cannabis company. somewhat extraordinary. >> no. >> wait. having him on talking about being fired. >> want him back >> all right let's talk about stocks. looking to set a new milestone this morning s&p 500 on track to open at an all time high. that would be the second time this week. yesterday the index posted its
seventh record close of the year take that, global growth concerns, take that, what did we get from edp this morning? adp, 38,000 jobs less than expected created so what? >> so what i think melissa had some great commentary in last show. what constitutes goldilocks. this is the answer >> this is goldilocks. >> it is goldilocks. all i want is for fed chief powell to say i got your back. i'll go back to janet yellen >> yellen would not have done that hike in december. >> no. she wouldn't have. she is data dependent. >> you talked about it for months >> i was shameless and -- >> you were right. that's what is helpful that is always helpful but back to now. it would seem to me, we're very
much dependent once again on earnings and the fortune of particular companies will rise and fall in their ability to deliver >> i'll take it. because most of the earnings were good. only the retail earnings away from costco, walmart, target, home depot, were subpar. that's because costco, target, home depot, walmart have scale and it is just like in a lot of things you taught me without scale, like whether it be in cable, telco, you cannot win. >> scale is incredibly important. it is one of the key reasons why you continue to see merger an acquisition activity. >> always -- >> the number one reason. >> you're always going to be -- >> i'm not sure about that >> the rest of us are bots you're relevant. >> you think we'll all be replaced by bots it is possible >> lite a lot of the ceos want . >> they can work longer hours. they don't complain at all. >> no. like henry ford said, never
complain, never explain. >> they do need power sources. >> yes >> that's some expense associated with robots >> we have judy shelton on friday, she's reminiscent of -- remember the times when gold was ascendant. gold has been good recommendation of the new barrack. barrack is good. >> just the specifics of the adp report and we'll get the friday jobs number. job growth started to show signs of a slowdown. large businesses continue to do well small businesses are struggling as they compete with the ongoing tight labor market >> well, okay. let's just -- i like to tell things straight. i'm -- i got the thing about being correct. it is bothersome people don't like it i had marty on, the ceo, 600,000 small and medium size businesses with paychecks combination of minimum wage
being so high, people don't want to start small businesses. and -- >> so high, really so high? >> that's why i said, david, i want this -- i'm not -- i'm trying to be apolitical here. >> got it, okay. >> he says that's a factor he says it is hard to find people one thing i would emphasize, that's state by state, right minimum wage is higher small, medium size. >> the federal minimum wage is not gone up. >> we're not getting what i would say is the typical job formation business formation from an economic expansion we're getting a contraction. and that's, again, why i think we have got our friend miss goldilocks >> got it. let's talk symantec and broadcom yesterday, bloomberg reporting the two companies in talks, we can confirm that this morning. people familiar with the situation say they started talking a few weeks ago. few weeks ago. and the hope is that if they were to complete a deal it would be done or originally and many
times you sort of at least have some sort of sense as to your timing when you start talking in terms of where you would like to be middle of july is what they had been targeting potentially for a deal it does appear there is still work to be done including getting to a final price and so they're not there yet, jim, when it comes to that don't expect it from everything i've heard and read to -- start with the free. maybe you get above 25, 26, maybe into the upper 20s i don't know it wouldn't appear necessarily that the company has begun any sort of formal process this does appear to be talks specifically between broadcom and symantec i recall last year, there was a lot of chatter about a potential private equity bid, a large equity check you're talking at least $7 billion. that stretches private equity, have to do it as a club deal, makes it difficult, fairly high degree of difficulty, from hawk tan, aggressive ceo of broadcom,
who we know well, perspective, apparently enterprises half the business or half the revenues, but underperforming in terms of margins and who sees real opportunity there. >> a lot of big transactions life lock, when the previous ceo was fired, rick hill came in, stock dropped to 18. stock dropped to 18 actually on a really bad morgan stanley downgrade. june 11th. >> early may. >> right downgrade. but potential acquirer started circle i circling. >> i want to reveal that rick hill is a family friend. that's important because i don't want tv. >> remind people of his history. >> rick hill used to be the ceo of knnovellus, he sold to lamb research, he had been on my so me times and we developed a good
friendship my eldest calls rick uncle rick. >> we got it >> i say that because on june 8th, i gave a corporate governance conference and rick hill told you to buy symantec, right here go buy symantec. there is many good things happening. it was -- had to let go of a lot of people. life lock turned out it be a gem and was killing it and but the previous ceo was a mess left under uncertain circumstances. there is still a bit of a -- we haven't had the full investigation of what happened most important thing is symantec was not destroyed. >> no, the consumer business is strong. >> it is straight. and feld and hill worked together, they were going to bring out a lot of value and then, boom, hill put in his own cfo, came from a really terrific guy. came from the gaming business, from small -- >> okay. all that being said, can we fast-forward
28 that's -- 28, really >> ten points above when rick came in. >> you just pull on that out of thin air or -- >> rick doesn't lick to seke tor low. he's a tough chicago guy. >> if that's the ask, i'll be curious to see you know what, here's the thing, jim, it wouldn't appear you could have any other domestic buyers or doesn't appear to be any that would be interested >> what do you think about hock's strategy? >> even with all the security concerns, it is a u.s. company >> the new broadcom, it just gets less and less semi. >> well, the ca deal and it is more and more software. >> main strframe. >> cybersecurity is still growing. i like this. >> you do? >> yeah. cox, stock going down. broadcom, stock had a big run. i like this. >> we'll see
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the transitioning co-ceo. >> just to be clear, have you been terminated or did you step down on your own >> i was terminated. >> okay. >> so you were fired >> there are a lot of words for it >> all right time for a mad dash. he was terminated. >> right >> obviously built the company, entrepreneur. >> right. >> leaves with 18 million shares. >> worked in the water business before this and new bridge networks telco, water guy. >> stock looked down more. >> shouldn't be down at all. should be up. >> rare we get a ceo who has been fired to come on and talk effusively about it. >> bruce and john ledger, same kind of guys june 28th last week, bill newellens, the ceo of constellation, canned linton on the call bill said, we were not pleased with canopy's recent results
now, if he did any calls, you would realize he felt he was spending money like it was going out of style remember, bruce did get $4 billion from constellation bruce was everywhere in pharma, doing drinks. drink was off loaded to constellation. bruce was having a great time and did raise all this money you got to hand it to him. the fact is, bill was a button down guy rob sands was the guy who worked with -- >> we should point out, a little over 36% they had an opportunity to go to -- >> the question is will kevin murphy, the ceo of acreage, just bought, will he take over? irwin simon, irwin simon's name, aphria, i had green growth on, we talked about the canopy mess. i think the canopy mess will be straightened out and you should buy it look, i like bruce
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second quarter of the year that's a record for a three-month period and it was above analyst expectations and as you can see, stockalmos 7% we'll see how it performs once we get started with trading, about 12 minutes from now. jim, 400,000 for the year was the target, would seem to help in terms of trying to meet it, still some questions, though, key questions whether they can be free cash flow positive. >> i've never seen a positive number greeted with more negativity no analyst pushing it. analysts all raising questions one of my absolute favorites, talk about five takeaways, and believing that, you know, we believe -- i thought this was great, tesla has a shot at being profitable nongap basis that's the worst fear of the bears. profitable quarter but people -- the average i'd say takeaway of this research is stocks are going to go up,
already ran up, faded. fade the gain. that's just throughout all the research and, you know, i think that there is a change here. i think that you got a very focused elon musk who is not tweeting all the time. and people think -- >> we know he's not tweeting all the time he shares some internal -- speaking of autos, to phil lebeau yesterday we heard from gm and fiat chrysler and now ford out let's get to phil on the second quarter numbers. >> ford sales for the second quarter, remember, ford no longer doing them on a monthly basis for a second quarter that deliveries, sales fell 4.1%. that was a little weaker than some of the analysts we're expecting. certainly not a huge drop compared to expectations the overall pace of sales, you take this along with all of the other automakers reported yesterday, for the month of june, the pace of sales will come in 17.28 million. that was stronger than most were
expecting. the retail component of that, what you and i go out and buy at a dealership, that's lower but when you look at the overall sales in the industry right now, it is holding up better than i think some people expected >> jim, sorry, jim and i doct-- we're talking about tesla. i would like to get your take as well movers, that's the main one. >> right i think the biggest question people have is give us some details. you talk about the order backlog growing in the second quarter. so that should put the demand question, eliminate that question altogether. well, you know, this is one of these things where they're selective about when they want to talk about orders increasing and other times when you ask about orders, they say, we don't take reservations. so selectively they said we have a growing backlog from the second quarter into the third quarter, therefore it should eliminate the demand question. you read all the analyst notes,
there is not a whole lot of conviction here. we want to see some details and analysts want to see some details and we won't get a lot of those until q2 financials and even then, i have to wonder if they'll tell us how many vehicles were shipped to china, how many to europe you got to break this down more than just the model 3. >> let's parse what you said, we take the demand side off the table. does this subsidy really impact people's purchases doesn't seem that big. >> i think by now, the impact has faded. it is going from, what, 3500 down to 1875 if you're spending $51,000 for a model three or 75,000 for a model x, or an s, 1875 is not going to make you walk out or stop purchasing that vehicle you're not going to sit there and say, no, i'm not going to buy that i think that story line if you will has faded away.
and now the question becomes, jim, when the competition comes, if it comes, we have been waiting for it, that's a nice little bonus for you to throw at a potential buyer, relative to tesla, hey, 7,000, $7500 federal ev tax credit. we haven't seen that yet we get porsche later this year that will be the challenge to the model s. >> i don't want to bury the lead what you said at the beginning, actual car -- vehicle sales are stronger it has been -- i drive cars, everything you say, this is rather surprising. we haven't had good numbers. is something changing? >> no. i think that it is sustained growth people were going into june thinking that we might have to see some production cuts when it comes to -- especially to suvs and crossovers and everybody is looking around, like, a gunfight at the ok corral, saying, who is going to be the first one to cut production i'm not cutting production and so far, the sales have held
up relatively strong look, 17.28 is not far from where we were a couple of years ago at 17.6 million in terms of the pace of sales. i think a lot of people look at consume are confidence, low unemployment, strength of the economy, low interest rates. that has people continuing to buy. >> seems to. phil, thank you. phil lebeau from chicago on the ford numbers and a lot more to talk to phil about. >> i know. isn't it great i always feel like it is a conversation where i learn something. he's so good. >> that's what we like what we want what we get in phil. we got an opening bell a few minutes away on "squawk on the street." stay with us
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and what does that mean for stocks >> i think it still comes down to you got to look at europe, what their bonds are doing how that money has to come somewhere, how the dollar is strong, if you're a -- any sort of fiduciary, it does not have -- in your charter that you can't invest in the united states you have to buy here i'm surprised the chinese aren't buying here. certainly not liquidating. but, david, it is the only game in town. and that -- i don't know how you buy anything up, anything but our treasuries this is when we should be doing a -- a $500 billion infrastructure bond. steve mnuchin should do that they regard these things as being too creative, very interesting. >> lowest level since november of 2016. >> and that's when things were not so high. >> no. >> people should be refinancing, but many people already refinanced >> they have although i also think some of the banks are at capacity now.
>> good point. >> sometimes they only have so much deal actually refinancing myself right now. >> i know. market rates have been cut there was a -- there was a pretty good three and a quarter cd not that long ago you had to move. what a piece of paper that was. >> great piece of paper. >> i will keep these things. after the sicar, the bank stocks became higher yielders >> goldman increased the dividend. >> 50% increase. jpmorgan's dividend is very good versus the ten year. rather than the stocks going down, if you think there will be a rate cut, they're going up dividends are steady and the buybacks are terrific. jamie dimon, you buy that stock, you any whknow what you get? >> >> a fortress balance sheet. looking at goldman sachs, david solomon has his work cut out for
him. >> he's done a lot of good things in the last few months. we don't talk much about the billion dollar whale, a book, not anything as good as bad blood. >> there is the opening bell at the new york stock exchange. here at big board, congressional medal of honor recipient, army staff sergeant david belavia at the nasdaq, winners of rice university's business plan competition. >> sensational >> rice university, very strong school. >> we got breaking news. >> there it is the bull >> the s&p >> yes, all time high. look at that 2977, right there. >> incredible. obama. >> a lot of it was
a lot of it was. >> i said that to irritate people obama did it. >> don't tell the -- there we are, up 18% year to date though many would say we have been coasting for a while now, most of the gains were earlier in the year. >> yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. yeah david, there are some stocks that have ignited and it is because of the ten year. mondelez that guy is doing a terrific job. that stock is up gigantic. >> vand put. >> he's -- he's done a remarkable job remember, stacking is in >> they like oreos you put anything in an oreo. >> if you go to europe -- >> they haven't put cannabis in a oreo yet. >> i asked about that. i ask about cannabis so much. >> i know you do people on the street too. >> i ask everybody >> you're mr. cannabis. >> i did not ask new core about
cannabis mondelez, 38%, up on nothing it is like a -- like seinfeld. it is a stock about nothing. it is doing a good job. >> they have done a good job they have done the right -- listen, by the way, could be kraft heinz. could be coniagra. >> that was a very tough one it was execution it was execution that wasn't that good. i thought that they -- they got a millennial -- millennials like frozen food. i have millennials down, man. >> they don't like had these guys are selling >> it is pantry. that's pantry. a lot of people bought haines, they don't like to spend a lot of money that was irwin simon's company. he moved on freeia, a cannabis company. a lot of talk about green growth, more consolidation
why shouldn't canopy be the consolidator many thought murphy was doing a terrific job the pastiche of regulation about cannabis is very hard to deal with for every executive. green growth, they're all, like, from victoria's secret and american eagle >> who >> yeah. it is a store. it is a kiosk of cannabis. >> people who were involved with the -- what? >> that's -- >> they're doing victoria's secret cannabis? what are you talking about >> the chief marketer is from victoria's secret, bath and body their numbers, per square foot, are the highest of any retailer in the world. >> higher than the apple store >> yes, that's the second. why? >> why >> why come on, jeopardy is so back in. come on. has to be in the form of a question. >> why what? >> what is thc most people buy cbd because
that's legal in nevada you can buy thc now. for the uninitiates, thc -- >> the high. >> bill newlands at constellation has been struggling with what proof, so to speak, they can make the beer that has thc in it and they don't know because the proof is different per person. the proof is not in the pudding. >> just watch out for the edibles. just do them slow. that's my advice >> how would you know? >> don't take too many at once >> how would you know that >> everybody knows, jim. everybody knows. but i'll remind you -- >> my mother always said if you eat chocolate, it gives you pimples, so -- >> don't eat too many gummies. takes a long time to work through your system. let's move on from cannabis. we talk canopy growth earlier. bruce linton fired from that company. >> have you gone on facebook yet? >> we haven't. facebook is down this morning.
not much, jim. and up almost 50% for the year. >> it is now a fin tech stock, right? because of this -- people don't understand libra is -- that is a dodge. that allows them to -- once they get them on the hill, that's going to be about that -- >> about empowering the -- >> july 17th, they have scheduled a hearing for libra on the house, july 17th, that's maxine waters. >> once they get into it they'll realize it is about empowerment. people being unbanked. 2.3 billion people who are not regulated by the house and senate i can point out. >> you were very enthusiastic about it >> i read the white paper. you have to read the white paper, really boring we have got nelson peltz up there with david taylor. that combination. >> yes >> a lot of talk that goes through, delivering alpha. >> i heard that talk i heard that talk with an
excellent interviewer from what i understand. >> i'm still on the hook so anybody who wants to do an appearance there, let me know. give me a call >> do you see the dollar stores, they have gone up. they have been the ones that have been most hurt by tariffs they have sourced elsewhere. i did a lot of work on this yesterday. after you talked about how vietnam can't be -- they have moved. dollar tree. he moved so aggressively out of china. it is extraordinary. now, a lot of the stuff i have five pairs of sunglasses that were made in china, i got for five bucks >> yes. >> i don't know how they get those made in vietnam. make the same high quality >> may not be able to. >> they have polar bear, not polarized. sunglasses are fabulous. i wear them around town. what else? amazon >> we should look at symantec.
>> we both say it is going to go higher we have that in common >> peter feld. you never talked about starboard. i wish you had. >> they share a board member, ken howard is on the board of both symantec and on the board of broadcom, worth noting. that stock is up -- bloomberg breaking that story yesterday about talks. we confirmed the two companies are in talks they began a few weeks ago they were hoping and still are hoping to potentially reach some sort of transaction or announcement of a deal by the middle of this month so a couple of weeks away perhaps. but you never know when there is a leak they had work to do including nailing down a price and that can often be the sticking point >> rick is interim i wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't work something out. >> you said 28 earlier >> i don't think rick will take less than -- rick is only
interim. i think rick feels the company is dramatically undervalued. they have 20,000 engineers that -- they have unbelievable brain power. and life lock turned out to be such a home run. i didn't think it would be but the consumer wants to be protected from identity and rick believes in the product. did you see something about conagra. >> i still believe in shawn connolly i'm not walking away from conagra. >> i love james bond too shawn connolly >> bond holds up the earliest ones. >> they hold up well they really do >> danie >> he's good he's filming one now he still looks good. >> he's good he's not that tall >> no. >> that's why one of the reasons i like him. >> one of the reasons i like him too. you can be a short bond. you know what, jim, you and i
spoke yesterday -- i have nothing to update necessarily, but i think it is still worth coming back to sprint and t-mobile and dish. got a lot of calls after my report yesterday about the d . j a doj and what it wants and the negotiating. if they get to the finish like as is hoped for by next week, in terms of a deal that the doj can sign off on, if the germans which controls t-mobile agree in terms of caps on the capacity use for the sharing agreement that well above 12.5%. and allowing them to have a strategic investor well above 5% if they get there, dish, that's going to be really interesting to see what that company is capable and whether it can execute on what will be an open field for it to really pursue 5g nationwide wireless, but it is going to be all about the execution. >> people are skeptical. >> they are. they are skeptical they'll be able to do it.
>> i know. >> even with -- they get the blessing of the doj, even with the push, the real push. >> yeah. i was actually quite surprised because i believe in charlie ergen, they can raise the capital. this guy can't be bet against. >> more about execution is what i ran into people wondering whether or not they really -- people, like, listen, he was the first out with sling with streaming and now look at it not doing well it is not doing well so they wonder can you find another john ledger the way deutsche tell did, to run your nationwide 5g wireless strategy i don't know. >> you need maybe -- do you think the previous ceo was sprint >> no. >> he's masa. >> would you want dan to do it >> he's the opposite of daniel craig. very tall. >> he's very tall. but i'm not sure you want him to do that. >> need to find a operator
john turned out to be a great operator talk to any rank and file. burlington store, i like in brooklyn, there they are selling, i say what do you think of john ledger think maybe catch him, talk about music. when john comes by to see us, it is so enlightening john is remarkable he's one of a kind >> he is >> you think all he does is talk to you about dumb and dumber. >> no. >> have you noticed that at&t has quietly been going up? >> i have. >> what do you make of that? >> i'm not sure. i'm still processing it. >> all right do you think more entertainment oriented than we thought randall stephenson turned out to be -- >> their ability to successfully execute on the strategy in terms of warner and streaming and hbo is something that has to be watched. their ability to actually generate ebitda growth is extremely important from the debt holder perspective, the dividend paying perspective and performance of the stock
we'll see. i'm watching closely final thought here, though, before we get to seema mody on sprint and t-mo is the towers. that's going to go crazy >> american tower is so great. there were many short reports of this man, he came on -- over and over again, he came on the show, to argue with the shorts i love a ceo and i've got to tell you, there are very, very few, david, who take -- come on "mad money" and say the shorts are wrong ca faro and they came on and said the shorts were wrong most high. most high. >> i know. i know >> what is that? if you believe, come on. james mcnerney, they felt they couldn't build the dreamliner, he came on boeing, i said, are you confident? he said, yes i said, when next as soon as -- >> a $92 billion market.
>> why not why not? worldwide. it is not american should be american international tower. we have to move on i'm getting lite of hea inting >> we'll move over to seema mody on the floor more on what's moving this morning. >> we quietly hit another record high for the s&p 500, 2981 about 20 points away from breaking 3,000 a weaker dollar has been a big part of the story today and yesterday. today on the back of the lower private hiring data which did miss estimates ten year yield continues to trick lower. lowest since november of 2016. and while we have seen the shift into dividend paying sectors, consumer staples, utilities, real estate it worth noting the number of companies raising their dividends has declined in the second quarter 492 compared to the 573 we saw in the same quarter last year, down about 14% according to s&p global it comes as buybacks are also on the decline.
some of the biggest dividend payers on the s&p 500, we have macy's, century link and altria, all with yields of 6% or higher. look at century link, 8.6% pivot to energy, energy stocks, trying to find their footing it has been a choppy week. crude oil prices rebounding after a steep tuesday decline. that's not helping some of the energy producers in early trade. pivot to technology, that did play a role in helping the s&p 500 hit that record high yesterday. we're green across the screen for all the major large cap tech names. all this in the run-up to the nonfarm payrolls out, expecting 165,000 jobs to be added before we get there, we have factory orders, durable goods and i is sm servism services. >> interesting >> time to go to the bond pits, check in with rick santelli at the cme group in chicago with the ten year yields. levels we haven't seen in almost three years.
>> yeah. absolutely correct, david. you're spot on global sovereigns are plummeting right off the waterfall. many of course continue to find exactly what is the biggest impea tuesdai impetus behind the drops it is never usually a big positive to see global sovereign rate dropping. it is usually much of a barometer regarding economic growth and whatever country sovereign is represented however, i know it is a horrible thing to say, but this time it is largely different global sovereigns, especially in europe and japan, have not only been depressed, they may be pressed further, of course, miss lagarde, former head of the imf, the announced candidate that will succeed mr. draghi on october 31st many believe that she will continue if not enhance some of the stimulative policies that have been put in place which begs the question if you keep going negative, especially on the positive rate at minus 40,
where do you end up? how do you reverse that? look at a two-day of 10s, david was referencing it it is comping back to 2016 for a while. yesterday, 197 close was a fresh low close going back to november of 16 as you see on the next chart. doesn't end there. 30 year bonds at 249, 250 yesterday. that was a fresh low yield close going back to october of 2016. and look at two-day of bunds notice, came within a whisker of minus 40 basis points. currently -- sold off all the way to minus 38 basis points of course, these are historic lows and if you look at the effects, not only on the fact that lagarde is taking over, but also considering the rates in europe, two-day of euro versus the dollar doesn't look so disruptive if you open the chart up to april of this year, the euro versus the dollar is coming off of two double bottoms there. the reason i mentioned that is it seems quite counterintuitive
with rates dropping through the basement floor in europe that you're going to seat currency so stable it is -- one of the nominees to be a fed governor is dr. judy shelton. guess what, we're going to have her with me after the jobs report on friday david and jim, back to you. >> yeah, rick, a frequent guest on the santelli exchange look forward to that judy shelton, there she is rick santelli, thank you the bond report. the business world this morning is mourning the loss of an auto industry legend, lee iacocca passed away at the age of 94 he rose to become president of ford motor and widely credited as the father of the mustang he became the ceo of chrysler and enk neerdgineered a turn ar the automaker, avoiding bankruptcy mary barra tweeted, paying
tribute to lee iacocca, he loved america, the auto industry and the people who make it run from the shop floor to the showroom he will be missed. >> my mom was reading his book you don't hear much about certain business books that were great. go back and read it. >> yeah. as i said, iacocca did reach a level of celebrity that was unmatched by others in the industry famous for his tv ads, the tag line, if you can find a better car, buy it. take a look. >> a lot of people believe american cars aren't built as well as japanese or european cars i'd like to take it from this factory to show you the spirit of our workers the level of our technology, the quality of our cars. no one can say our cars don't stack up we can give you $50 to test drive and compare our cars to qualifying competitive cars and pay you no matter whose car you buy. we're not foolish, we're
confident. >> they worked it just brings you back, doesn't it >> yeah. >> a real moment because, of course, the 70s, the period where the japanese were challenging the u.s. auto industry in a way it hadn't been auto industry fell on hard times. quality of the cars at gm, chrysler and he came along and sort of said, hey, you know what, we can make it here we can make it better. >> i liked him i remember selling some of the paper there. he was terrific. >> lee iacocca at 94 "squawk on the street" will be right back
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good morning welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm david that faber we are live from post nine at the new york stock exchange. carl quintanilla and sara eisen off this morning we have economic data. let's get to rick santelli for the numbers. rick. >> yes, david. if we look at may factory orders, minus .7 that is about as expected. it follows sequentially minus 1.2, which was revised from 0.8. there is improvement up 0.1. that follows up 0.2. durable goods orders, these are may finals we take the mid may reads and toss them out. this is minus 1.3. that's what the mid month read was. minus 1.3 is the weakest month
over month change since october's 4.4. if we look at ex-transportation up 0.4 here is some important information. capital goods orders, non-defense ex-aircraft, a proxy for future business spending, up 0.5. ism non-manufacturing, and this is a june number, and this number comes in at 55.1. 55.1 that is the weakest going back a ways 55.5 had been the low for the year you have to go all the way back to tie it in july of 2017 when it was 55.1. you have to go back to october of 2016 to find a number that's less at 54.4 so even though it's just a few tenths below expectations, it does a surprising historical kickback david, back to you. >> okay. rick, thank you.
rick santelli with those numbers. our roadmap starts with the fed and what's going on there. president trump announcing plans to nominate two. one a friend of mr. santelli's and our show. >> canopy growth ceo bruce linton is out, telling cnbc he was fired from the world's largest company. >> lee iacocca is dead at the age of 94. we are remembering his legacy. we begin this morning with president trump announcing his latest nominees to fill two vacancies on the board of the federal reserve. >> david, those nomies are christopher waller and julie shelton. the first is a traditional pick. shelton will be more controversial. waller is the research director of the st. louis fed he has been at the bank for a decade alongside jim bullard, who is calling for a rate cut.
the white house reached tout him last month he met with president trump yesterday. he hasn't given a lot of speeches he wrote a white paper in 2011 that defended central bank independence and warned that it needs to be held accountle he wrote if a central bank's policies are not credible, then the bank will eventually lose the support of the nation's policymakers and maybe its independence now, of course, judy shelton is someone familiar to our viewers. a vocal advocate for sound money including a potential return to the gold standard and arguing for an immediate rate cut. after her nomination was announced she tweeted she will strive to support the pro growth economic agenda with the appropriate monetary policy. now, president trump has struck out so far in his fed nominees this year. he is 0 for 4. but bundling these two together as a package deal could make it easier to get confirmed. it is worth pointing out shelton
had to be confirmed by the senate for her current position as head of a european development bank that improves her chances of making it on the fed board back to you. >> thank you. and it's trn interview you won't want to miss judy shelton joins our rick santelli this friday at 11:00 a.m. eastern on "squawk on the street." stay tuned for that. the s&p hitting a record high, aiming for the eighth record close at 2019 this as central banks and the world are getting new leadership judy shelton and christopher wa waller christine lagarde to succeed mario draghi as the next president of the ecb joining us to discuss the changes is tony, portfolio manager at pemco and tracey mcmillian head of global asset allocation strategy at wells fargo. good morning to you both tony, what do you make of the changes, especially with the
ten-year yield below 2% today and debt in europe increasingly negative. >> the nominations in europe and the united states show the dependency that national governments have on central banks. they don't have a solution of their own for slow economic growth and they don't seem to have a political will or the ability to make much change in terms of national standard of living or productivity the appointment of christine lagarde, it's a whatever else it takes moment, you could say, to draw on the comments of mario draghi wh draghi what he said he would do. clearly, the decision has a lot to do with the political navigation that the european central bank president must go through to do the things he or she wants to do, and it shows the dependency that these national governments have on central banks to promote economic growth to support the purchases of bonds these governments will be issuing for a very long time. >> tracey, do you agree with that what do you think of these proposed leadership changes?
>> yes, certainly the proposed changes to the federal reserve would instill a couple of more dovish governors into the federal reserve. and that's exactly what the president is looking for, is more dovish stance from the federal reserve because he believes that rates should be lower. and certainly with some of the broadly negative economic news that we're getting recently markets are also starting to believe that the federal reserve will cut rates in july >> is that enough? the confidence that the markets have, that we will get a fed rate cut you mentioned that markets across the asset classes are sort of braced for some kind of a slowdown, but there is a sense out there that stocks can do okay because this will be somehow a preemptive easing move >> sure. so we believe that markets have,
by and large, priced in this good news around the potential for a fed rate cut, and we caution that with the adp numbers coming in lower today and the potential for another weak number on friday that investors may start pricing in a 50 basis point cut at the end of july, and we think that that would probably be a little too much, that the federal reserve is unlikely to cut by 50, but may cut by 25 basis points so markets are probably pricing in more good news than we anticipate. >> tony, when this year started many would have thought it won't be a good year for bonds it's going to finally happen, and here we are again. another great year. >> it's been a fabulous year for the bond market. it shows the wisdom of trying to avoid market timing the diversification benefits of bonds. the fourth quarter last year they took a hit on the equities
and credit here at these yields investors would say isn't risky now? >> as low as we have seen since 2016 on the yield on the ten-year. >> the 220s would erase the yields in a year small price losses would erase all of that. but there is this so-called positive convexity in bonds. yields could collapse in a recession. the federal reserve more than likely will commit to keeping the policy rate low until the jobs rate falls back again that could take up to five years. in other words, the fed's policy rate will be around zero up to five years after a recession hits so this will mean the bond market with pin most jeelds out to five years near zero and other yields close it. there is room for u.s. treasury yields to decline.
it's very risky considering the other components in an investment portfolio. >> meantime, it's been a strong start to the year for equity markets here in the u.s. as well do you think we're hitting a peak with the s&p trading at a record and investors still seeming to declito climb this wo worry? >> across the classes this year we are seeing positive returns and significantly positive returns. so we do think that markets are likely at their high point for the year and we would suggest reducing exposure back to target allocations. so remaining diversified across he can teegs, mixed income, real assets, alternatives, and rebalancing back to those longer-term strategic allocations. >> tony, the way you described the potential for yields to continue down from here, you skug that parts of the bond market are looking towards the
potential for a recession but through that recession is that a prescient message that the market now holds or is it an explanation for why we have this two-way risk in the bond market? >> in july we have reached an 11th year of economic expansion, the longest dating back to 1854. so investors will constantly be looking around the corner thinking recession is coming, recession is coming. so there is some pricing in of a recession because the market thinks the odds are higher when you look at what the rate cut odds are in the bond market, pricing at 100 basis points in cuts for the next year, some of that reflects not necessarily the idea the fed will cut by 100 basis points in the next year, but the chance there could be a recession and the fed move back to zero at some point. call it 30% odds that probability has to be assigned to yields, to the way the market is pricing in these rates. it's going to be with us for a
long time unless the market thinks we are like australia, the u.s. is australia, which has had an economic expansion since 1991. >> do you agree with those who say the fed can't do too much because it needs to leave some reserve in case we actually do hit a recession? >> most likely we'll see insurance type cuts, probably one to three the rest of the resuscitation type cuts that are aimed at recession probably won't happen. and it does have other tools it could, for example, decide to engage in some sort of yield curve control, try to control interest rates out to a few years, let's say, couple year sector of the bond market, keep yields near zero the u.s. two-year was around 1% three years after the fed put the policy -- the commitment to keeping rates low are not going to guarantee you but the higher likelihood the two-year would not be at 1%, it would be near zero almost immediate limb that's a tool because the fed
can cause a compression in yields more quickly. that's something it can do communications are a very good part of monetary policy. >> how much do you think the trade talks and these broader trade dynamics are priced into the market >> so the market got what it wanted from the g20 meeting over the weekend, and now the markets seem to be focusing more on policy and more on global central banks. so trade though is more likely to come back into the picture as we have heard that the eurozone is another potential target for trade negotiations and even other emerging economies. so even if we get a deal with china this year, and we think if we do it it will only be a high-level deal, there are other trade negotiations that are likely coming into scope so it's going to be an ongoing
concern for investors, an on going concern for businesses and businesses are lacking clarity in terms of how much they will invest in not only workers, but also in capex and how they are going to locate their supply chains so it is causing some of this ripple effect through the economic data that we're seeing globally >> tony, tracie, thanks for joining us today happy fourth of july. >> thank you. when we come back auto industry legend lee iacocca has died at the age of 94. we are going to remember his legacy with a man who worked with him he is another auto legend. bob lutz up next. >> our chrysler lebarron series, nobody has anything like them, not ford, not gm, not the imports. i challenge you to compare their quality and technology to anything out of germany or japan. you won't go into sticker stock.
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morning. legendary auto executive lee iacocca has died after a long battle with parkinson's disease. in his 30-year career at ford and chrysler he launched some of the detroit's most recognizable cars, including the mustang and the minivan. he also helped persuade the u.s. government to save chrysler. that was in the late 1970s joining us former gm vice-chair, cnbc contributor bob lutz who worked with iacocca, head of product development at chrysler. we watched a couple this morning. i mean, he was a great executive in many ways man, he could sell as well, couldn't he? >> absolutely. that was one of his strongest traits he was a master salesman, brilliant communicator, and extremely convincing sometimes it was dangerous to listen to him because he could make the illogical seem logical, and you believed it until you walked out of the office again so he was brilliant when it came
to communications. >> yeah. you know, i think it might be helpful for the younger viewers to frame what the world was like in the late '70s, even early '80s, for the u.s. auto industry from the consumer viewpoint of the quality of auto automobiles and how he changed that equation. >> we were in the process of giving it away to the imports, and the federal had passed fuel economy legislation mandating an average of 27 miles per gallon for passenger cars which greatly benefitted the imports because the imports made nothing but small cars so they didn't have to do anything to meet the average, whereas the u.s. industry had to be keel hauled, i mean literally nothing we made complied because we were doing all these great big cars that the american public wanted. and he kind of bet the farm on a new series of front-wheel drive
cars called the k-cars, which were just discussed thin that o television ad. of course, the capital expenditures basically drove the company into near insolvency, which is why he then had to go to the federal government and get loan guarantees. but whether it was devising a plan, executing the plan, eliminating the obstacles or selling that was difficult to sell, he was a master at all those things >> bob, when i hear you talk about that time period, you know, it almost reminds me of what we have seen in the past decade this idea that the auto industry has gone through cycles of massive transformation given the fact that you worked with him for nearly two decades very closely, what were some of the key lessons you learned both in business and in life? >> well, i learned that administering a large company,
especially an automobile company, and delegating everything to our subordinates simply does not work large organizations respond to leadership not administrative heads and not managers, but leaders. and iacocca was a brilliant leader he wasn't always right, like all leaders. he made some mistakes, like all leaders. when he propounded his ideas, they were sometimes good, sometimes they were bad. he had faithful accolades who said yes to everything he suggested. but you know what? it made him feel good, but he didn't value these people. he valued people who would stand up to him and explain when he wasn't right i think all strong leaders will do that because they like to get the job done, but they also like to stay out of trouble having said that -- go ahead. >> i was going to say we have been showing these old footage, including of iacocca doing
commercials. so being essentially the product spokesperson in addition to running the company and really at the second company that -- in detroit that he was at is there any executive in any industry right now that would remind you of somebody of that profile in terms of public recognition and steering the entire business? >> yeah, i would say elon musk probably comes closest to it el elon musk of tesla he personifies tesla, the good and the bad. and i think lee iacocca was a more effective leader of a large corporation. again, lee iacocca was like all brilliant leaders. like all people who actually changed the world, he was flawed he had extremely positive sides and he also had some sides that you sat there and wondered, how did this guy ever get to this position what he is talking about doesn't
make any sense he could be cruel and vindictive if you did something that he felt was not in his immediate best interest. sometimes he was very shy in public when he was with a crowd that he didn't know very well. so i wrote a whole chapter about him in my book quiet ico"icons d idiots." i describe him as a very, very complex but highly intelligent and overall highly effective executive. >> well, he is the man who brought us or helped bring us the minivan, which i guess you could argue sort of saved the automobile industry at the time, right, bob >> well, yeah. that and a lot of other things you know, the economy came back. i am amazed that people look at his biggest accomplishments and say ford mustang and minivan no his biggest accomplishment was in 1987 when, against all advice
from wall street or even internally, and i admit i was against it, the purchase of american motors. i mean, we barely had the cash to do it but what came with american motors the jeep brand and the jeep brand today is the goose that laid the golden egg for fac. >> yeah. bob, always appreciate your insights on all topics, and certainly on this one. giving us sort of a broad sense of mr. iacocca as well thank you. >> thank you. >> lee iacocca is survived by his sister, two daughters, eight grandchildren as well. he was 94 years old. we'll be right back. to a single defining moment... ...when a plan stops being a plan and gets set into motion. today's merrill can help you get there with the people, tools, and personalized advice to help turn your ambitions into action.
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games as they have for many years, exclamation point. >> pstronger dollar, mike. the spotlight on oil all slightly lower after tuesday's menear 5% drop in oil prices recoup ago bit this morning. what's the crude reality for oil in the second half with us editor of the shoreic report and the former white house energy advisor to president obama and founding director of columbia center on global emergency policy welcome to you beth. jason, so bring us up to date. following the opec meeting we had the formalization of this alliance with russia, affirmation of a nine-month production cut and oil drops 5% on the news. what does that tell you in terms of the supply/demand. >> the fundamentals are overwhelming the market.
the supply tsunami is overwhelming the market. this is not to what opec was hoping for they announced a production cut preordained by the g20 they go out of their way to say it's nine months, not six months the saudi oil minister in his press conference said they want to use tighter inventory numbers. they are trying to bring the market down more than people think. there is too much supply coming next year. >> this supply that you talk about coming next year, is it simply just not really responsive to prices or are these levels sufficient? >> these levels are more than sufficient that was another interesting thing. it was most interesting because the outcome was preordained about the opec meeting was the messaging around it. one thing about the inventory levels the other thing is owe fall a said very clearly we are recognizing that our strategy is going to allow shale to continue
to grow for many years to come we are going to balance the market and support the price so this is just a huge challenge for opec they are having trouble dealing with it given that venezuela and iran have more than done their part to offset some of this. there may not be other supply disruptions that large coming. they will have to do additional cuts potentially. >> steefrp, aven, any other wri? interesting set up for wti you had this pretty sharp break down towards 50 and then recouped about half of that loss before rolling over a bit here what do you see? >> well, certainly i think the bigge biggest issue is the demand side of the equation. the last five months of 2018 and the first five months of 2019 we're looking at the opec 11 that is the opec countries that were bound by the original agreement to take 1.2 off of the market we have had about a 90% compliance rate there. so the opec 11 in the first five months again relative to the past five months have take a
million barrels a day off of the market to jason's point, iran and venezuela have done their part they have taken an additional eight to 900,000 off of the market the u.s., meanwhile, has only put an additional 300,000 on to the market and yet prices today are still about $20 a barrel lower than where they were in september. so clearly this is a demand narrative at this point. so with regard to price, we are fairly comfortable in saying that the price for a u.s. producer on average is about $48 a barrel so earlier this month we did get down to the low 50s from an oil economic standpoint in the u.s. the market is at the bottom that's not to say we can't go lower, but certainly if oil prices are to rally, they better rally now. it is fourth of july it is the start of the peak demand season for gasoline if oil prices can't rally now, you have to ask yourself, when are they going to rally? so clearly from an upside potential there are a lot of
hurdles to overcome. >> jason, you mentioned iran's done its part in terms of how this is playing out globalry with production. iran's president warnins they wl increase the enrichment program. how big of a risk is that? >> when we say iran has done its part, the united states has done iran's part for it much more successfully than many people anticipated the u.s. could do unilaterally. when you take iran not to zero, but this close to zero, the economic pressure within reveiri so great that they have to find a way to get trump out of his comfort zone and change this status quo they will continue to do pin rick strikes, raise the level of enriched uranium find some way to get some relief if europe can't do that, they will escalate on the enrich side and potential for drone strike sore something to get out of hand in the gulf i think is real and more than the market
appreciates because there is not a viable pathway to negotiation now. this president wants to have a maximum pressure campaign on iran but doesn't want military conflict those two can't be true unless there is a pathway to negotiation. >> the fact that we have not gotten a price response reinforces the point that demand is not there to soak up what's on the market? >> yeah, the two provocations by iran, the mine in the gulf of oman and the taking down of the drone, the market did not react to the first event the market slightly reacted to the second event trump is not taking the iranian bait the iranians are clearly in a corner they are striking out trying to cause a rift to juice prices but the market is really giving it to jason's point a minimum of maximum to minimum concern right now. and certain when we're looking at that -- what's interesting, when we look at wall street speculators, the value adjusted or volatility to adjusted risk
ratio bulls to bears, the bulls are on the sideline right now. it will take an event. wall street will come charging out. part of the reason why, oil prices are mired in this middling range right now, is the speculators out of the market. speculators taking a wait and see attitude at this juncture. >> finally, jason, you were, i guess, senior director for energy and climate change. that doesn't exist anymore, that job? >> it does. >> it does >> yeah, there is a energy advisor. >> and climate change as well? >> i don't know if that is in the title anymore. >> we don't talk about natural gas very often but there has been a sur fit of natural gas in the country. there is a goal to get coal back on its feet. is that going to work? what does that mean for natural gas prices >> natural gas prices have been soft especially globally when i was in the administration $28 btu. we approved the export of
natural gas terminals. they are coming online we thought that would go to asia it's getting crowded out in the united states the headwinds market driven, not policy driven, not democratic obama policies but market driven headwinds are too great for coal to overcome. coal is in decline exports as well. but domestically that's driven by cheap natural gas and increasingly by cheaper renewables. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. let's send it over to sue herera she has a cnbc news update at this hour. >> indeed, i do, david here's what's happening at this hour everyone. as we've been discussing iranian president rouhani is warning europe that tehran will take the next step in increasing its enrich rain /* uranium enrich. an airstrike has hit a
detention center in tripoli killing 40 and wounding 80 more. the media as allowed into hong kong's legislative council building today to see the damage done by protesters who ransacked the building on monday during the violence protesters sprayed slogans in the main chamber, tore down portraits of legislative leaders and damaged an elevator. firefighters in kentucky are trying to extinguish a burning jim beam warehouse filled with h 45,000 barrels of bourbon. officials say that fire may have been caused by a lighthizer strike luckily, no injuries have been reported lots of fuel left to burn. that is the news update this hour morgan, back downtown to you >> wow, that video sue herera, thank you. as we head to a quick break, shares of tesla, they are up 6% right now. the company reporting record delivery and production numbers.
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welcome back to "squawk on the street." the s&p continuing to trade higher, inching closer to the 3,000 benchmark. currently 2985 that as trade talks continue the market remain confident. president trump will be able to reform china/u.s. trade relations. but what are the risks for investors? joining us now to discuss former assistant secretary of commerce for international economic policy thomas deucerberg and terry haines, head of political analysis at pangaea policy advisory good morning terry, we just recently a few
moments ago got a tweet from president trump in which he said china and europe are playing big currency manipulation game and pumpi pumping into their system to compete with the usa we should match or continue being the dummies who sit back and plightly watch as countries continue to play their game as they have for many years your reaction? >> very simply that negotiating adversaries, and i'm not having bad intent here, adversaries in negotiations will use whatever advantages they have to try to even the playing field china's record is pretty clear on this. europe does what it does of course, their economies are not in great shape either. but the bottom line is the president calling that out i think is a negotiating tactic on his own. the bottom lin here e is that we remain in negotiation with china, we've remained in negotiation with europe since about this time last year, and
that's going to continue overall, even though there is more market uncertainty about the outcomes, that engagement is a positive >> thomas, i put the same question to you. especially in the midst of all of these trade talks, is the dollar too strong? >> the dollar remains strong because the u.s. economy is strong there are limits to what china can do to keep its currency value low partly because a lot of money is coming out of china. they let the currency get too undervalued, then more and more would pour out, which would have negative effects on their economy. >> thomas, i want to get into some of the nitty-gritty around these renewed talks with china for trade because in your notes you break this down into three parts. what are they and what will it take for those to play out >> well, the current state of
play is that they are going back to the table we don't know when they are going back to the table, but they've committed to that. china has given a few concessions in terms of buying more agricultural products they see it as a concession of going back to the table. the u.s., on its side, relented a little bit on the huawei sanctions. and deferred from imposing new tariffs. the next steps are talking, and the president has said this may take a while i'm afraid it will because there isn't a strong incentive yet for the chinese to make further concessions, which would have to be to get a good deal to have a serious structural reform on the way they treat intellectual property, the way they subsidize their industry so my view is that the existing
tariffs on china as well as the technology limitations that have been put into place are going to have to take a while to have more impact on the chinese economy. we can already see that the chinese economy is weakening the manufacture reports yesterday showed that china's manufacturing sector is actually contracting. so slowing down the economy of china will put some pressure on the leaders there to take the trade negotiations more seriously. >> terry, if this is a long process, if it's basically kind of the uneasy status quo, are markets set up for that? i mean, what would you be telling clients here in terms of filtering the trade situation into their investment outlook? >> what i would vn saying essentially is going into 2020, clearly they are not going to be
finished in 2019, firstly. secondly, this goes into 2020, but it does in suspended animation. but i think both sides are signaling they are not willing to ramp up anymore, but they are also not willing to come down. the linchpin of this, in my view, is enforceability. the united states insists on an enforceable deal china balks at that. as long as china continues to balk at that, there is not going to be a deal my point to folks has been essentially you are going to have a quiet summer. once we get past labor day we will have a lot of things play into an overall uncertain washington, d.c. market negative you are going to have trade. you are going to have other geopolitical issues. iran was just discussed on your air within the last hour you are going to have another partial government shutdown, which i think is very likely you are going to have a variety of different sorts of events drug pricing legislation moving through the congress
all of that will contribute to a sense that there is greater market uncertainty and on top of all that the democratic presidential nomination process gets a lot of mind share, and the big question there is going to be is there going to be an insurgent challenge to trump from the left or will there be an establishment challenge? all of that plays into market nervousness. >> thomas and terry, thanks for joining us today. >> thank you. they are falling after co-ceo bruce linton says he was fired from the company and symantec and broadcom, up over 14%, this on news we have confirmed, talks between the two companies designed to acquire symantec by broadcom, although they are not yet at a deal they hope to perhaps be able to announce one within the next couple of weeks. price continues to be a key
let's go out to chicago. rick santelli has the santelli exchange good morning, rick. >> good morning, mike. i would like to welcome my guess before the independence day holiday. ira, we are at 194 in a ten-year, lowest yield since the fall of 2016, and italian ten-year yields are 30 basis points below us. so many who believe our rates are telling us our economy is weak need to rethink that. it may be on slim factor involved >> yeah, well, but everything is being made in europe now we go back to the draghi speech of the day before powell when he painted powell into a terrible corner and had to have president trump respond with that speech from - >> manipulating currencies >> well, draghi made it clear
they are going to be easier for longer than people - >> now that we have christine lagarde, there is only one person that's actually like a federal employee in the eurozone, and that's the head of the ecb. they represent everything. now we have a quasi politician, not a banker in charge what do you think? >> worst pick i could imagine. >> it's not a done deal? >> no, because the interesting part is angela merkel recused herself from the vote because there was some sense of disdain about this pick from her political party. >> the germans in many ways, it's a dual speed. you know, they benefit because the deutsch mark will be more expensive than the euro but they are financing it. >> let's be honest, they are financing it play this out. we have talked about -- >> euro bonds. >> they think that christine lagarde is going to have the political heft to create -- >> create a euro bond? >> right whatever is on that balance
sheet, as we talked about, of the ecb, they will meld it into a euro bond. they will create a harmonized fiscal situation this has been drawn out by none other -- >> whether it works, it is the only avenue to get is the only avenue to get out of the swamp with regard to negative rates but then there's a real problem with the ecb. they're on the hook. >> for everything now. >> germany's on the hook, and that's the problem, and the political -- but george soros et al have been behind this, and now they found a way to do it, and it's only through what they perceive to be the strength of christine lagarde that they're going to get this done it has to be >> it's the exact opposite dynamics of the politics of each country. they're moving away from the globalist economy, on a political level but now on the banking side that is almost a globalist's dream with respect to having somebody like lagarde bring it all together and create a euro bond. >> go and read the papers --
>> real quickly, when you think of dr. judy shelton with regard to being nominated potential governor. >> i think it's a great pick only because it changes the discourse at the fed it's not all the same, and it is all the same male, female, black, white, it doesn't matter she changes the discord. you know, she raises -- >> you can say a lot about trump and what he says about different people he's picked but at the end of the day he's picked some good people that aren't yes people and maybe he disagrees with them, but i don't see him pulling legal recourse to remove them. >> what she's been out there discussing even with you -- >> hard money. >> and the interest on excess reserves. >> reserves. >> this is a discussion that needs to take place. >> needs to be had. >> have a happy independent day, happy belated birthday >> thank you, rick. >> happy birthday to you, rick >> back to you >> all right, rick, thank you. rick santelli. tune in friday 11:00 a.m. eastern, rick's going to be speaking with the federal reserve board of governor's nominee judy shelton she is a frequent guest on the santelli exchange and now a
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breathless ♪ >> good wednesday morning and welcome to "squawk alley." i'm morgan brennan live from post nine here at the new york stock exchange carl and john are off this morning. we're going to begin with tesla, shares are up big after setting new delivery and production records. phil lebeau is in chicago with more on those numbers. phil. >> and morgan, we've talked about this over the last 24 hours how these numbers are record numbers, and they have exceeded expectations. lets put this into perspective in terms of where tesla is in terms of deliveries through the first half of this year. that red line on that last bar there, they've delivered about 158,000 vehicles so far this year they've said they plan to deliver 360. they've got to come up with 200,000, a little over 200,000 deliveries in the second half of this year. this report left something for both the bulls and the bears to jump on. let's start with the bulls they s