tv Power Lunch CNBC December 10, 2019 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
a.i. work that trump will use in 2020 >> i don't think it's the economists that reckon that but that's what the a.i. said. >> brexit will leave great britain divided and under disunity that would be fairly simple to think through. thanks so much we appreciate it >> thank you that does it for the exchange power lunch begins instantly >> here is what's at 2:00 on power lunch today. the usmca deal ready to be signed on the dotted line. the next round of tariffs will be delayed we'll tell you what that means for market it's going from bad to worse for boeing later, an exclus ifr interviinte --
exclusive interview with jay clayton. power lunch starts right now we've got the market flat on this day but it's been a whip saw getting there. this chart shows the swings we've had on one trade headline after another early this morning. right now the major indices remain mixed we're seeing green here and there but mostly flat. shares of netflix, the stock down 2% after needham says it's sale as the streaming wars heat up we'll have more on that move just a little bit later. tyler. markets not getting a boost from the seemingly positive trade headlines today. a deal on the usmca and more time for a deal with china we have the latest >> house democrats announcing they reached a deal op a new
nafta. regular compliance and removing certain protections for brand name drugs against generics. the deal will have out sized impact on the auto and pharmaceutical industries. >> if you look at jobs and nashlg safe national safety, it's time to vote for the bill. >> the u.s. able to show progress on this bodes well for china talks. the u.s. and china are considering delaying this weekend's tariffs on consumer goods. u.s. officials have not been willing to say that decision is
final. they keep saying that talks are moving in the right direction and they are close >> all right thank you. we'll get more on the expectation for the fed in a minute steve joins us with his latest fed survey >> we asked the time around about the coming holiday season. it's important for the monetary policy out look. it looks like a pretty green christmas according to our responden respondents. 67% say the holiday spending season will be above average 30% say it will be average we'll take either one of those two. the reason is because we've had pretty strong consumer 21% say the consumer will strengthen from here and 35% say they will stay the same. they being word of the year. that's good news in part because
the consumer has remained strong as for the overall growth, not so wild. depends on your outlook. that is precisely what our forecasters expect into a very long time into the future here good news. the chance of recession has fallen has been elevated for while. it's still up relative to the average. this is the probability of recession as gauged by respon de dd -- respondents. let's look at what they expect 100% not 99.9 this is better than expected to remain on hold when it puts its statement out tomorrow
the fed about to go into what we're calling hyper nation, policy hyibernation >> if the people are so sure they know what the fed decision will be. what we don't know is what jerome powell and what the fed will say what are you listening for >> we kind of do know because he's been like a broken record on this. there's a clinical thing that will be in the statement they used to say act as appropriate. that was a wink and a nod they would cut rates and now assesses as appropriate is being on hold. >> as the year began both economy and monetary policy were in a good place.
>> we believe it's in a good place to achieve the outcomes. >> i think policy is in a good place. >> what's interesting to me is -- >> isn't that an nbc show, the good place >> i believe it is it's like this monetary policy expert a lot of these guys are like these walking -- the good place has become economic policy >> assesses as appropriate, isn't it always appropriate to assess . >> yes, absolutely you can say that or you can say we're in a good place. >> i like it >> thank you very much it's been a whip saw. let's bring in quincy
crosby chief market strategist. he looks forward in 2020 to a kind of stasis what do you think of that forecast and what would it mean for the economy and the markets? >> i'm not a strategist. i'm a portfolio manager. i look at the impact on the market i don't think we'll go a long way into next year with no trade deal could will be steps along be way. what is the impact on the market i think if there was no trade deal, the market is up a lot this quarter, up a lot this year we could have a market pull back i don't see a substantial
decline because too many people want the market to be invested i think the point is there could be steps along the way a china trade deal and that will be enough for investors to get invested in the market >> quincy, what are your thoughts here? if the existing tariffs are in place but no new tariffs are put in place and there's some kind of skinny deal that looks nice on paper and means we sell more soybeans, is this going to be driver for stocks in 2020 >> i don't think it will hurt stocks i don't think you go into the market just for that it would provide a calm under the market what the market doesn't need are these zigs and zags of attacks from the administration and then the chinese side coming back the market doesn't need that who's the market
>> the president has gone out of his way to say -- >> recently. >> he's gone out of his way to say that he and xi have a great relationship >> it has come to that but there was a point that xi was the enny -- enemy. that wasn't helpful. >> not the first nithing he's called the enemy >> right jerome powell was the enemy. >> you're bringing up the attacks. you expect more volatility coming from the political sphere tell me why. >> because the kpanl campaign i heetsing up. you're going flu an impeachment. the market is fine
>> does that make sense that everything is fine >> yes we're looking at the market. the market is saying who is the candidate. >> you say you're getting ready for first inning of the copitulation trade >> i mean in the pattern of this year is very consistent with the past when you have a big nasty draw down like last year, it sets up for the the market to do pretty well investors because they look backwards liquidate. they liquidated in 2016 nasty drawn down and they liquidated this year after the nasty draw down of 2018 after about a year of
liquidating investors say i made a mistake. i better get back in that's what happened in 2013 and 2017 the volatile till comment, if you look back on 2013, 2017, there's very little volatility because every pull back was an opportunity to actually get invested we had three down days around thanksgiving and then the market reversed i think it's because the pull back give investors the opportunity to get in. an interesting fact is in the last 35 years, every year where there's been net out flows from equities, the next year the market is up because people copitulation the copitulation is copitulation and getting back in. >> got it. >> all right
we got to leave it there, folks. coming up, rare look inside the sec and how it enforces the rules. we'll talk to the commissioner jay clayton after this we're watching shares of boeing a day before a whistle-blower who says he warned boeing about problems with the 737 max is going to testify in congress those stories and more coming up on power lunch we call it the mother standard of care. it's how we care for our patients- like job. his team at ctca treated his cancer and side effects. so job can stay strong for his family.
cancer treatment centers of america. appointments available now. but at fidelity, value is more than just talk. we offer commission-free online u.s. stock and etf trades. and, when you open a new fidelity brokerage account, your cash is automatically invested at a great rate -- that's 21 times more than schwab's. plus, fidelity's leading price improvement on trades saved investors hundreds of millions of dollars last year. that's why fidelity continues to lead the industry in value while our competition continues to talk. ♪ talk fidelity.
cnbc get a rare look at the sec's enforcement. bob got to go inside the room where the commission investigates frauds and insider trading and more bob joins us along with the head of the sec jay clayton hi, bob. >> we're here right in the division of enforcement. this is where they actually do investigations jay clayton is here. we've been talking about this for a couple ofyears you made protecting the retail i
veste -- investors, whole lynch men of your time here. tell us about what you're doing to protect the average investor now. >> it's the men and women of the sec doing that our markets have bad actors. they have for a long time. we are really focused on identifying them, particularly those who prey on the most vulnerable and trying to get them back. when people entrust their money to our markets and someone rips them off, we should be focusing in those areas in particular right now we're focused on teachers, people in the military and our elderly our most vulnerable. >> you just testified a couple of hours ago and you were asked about foreign actors the question was very interesting. are foreign actors having an influence on our markets that we don't know about what did you tell them >> it was a very good question do they have interest in our public companies and are foreign actors able to act inappropriately in our markets
in a way that a domestic actor could not act. very good question we are making sure that our ability to detect bad behavior from outside the united states is what it is inside the united states that's a challenge it's something that's ever evolving but it's something we're focused on >> you brought action against several chinese traders alleging they were trying to ma nip lnipe 3,000 stocks these are realtime examples. >> we have globally interconnecting markets. we have largely domestic authority and we try to use that domestic authority as intelligently add we can to prevent bad actors from coming in outside the united states >> i've spent the whole morning, what impresses me is the depth of the knowledge and the sophistication of the computer monitoring system. they said to me five years ago,
a lot of these investigations could not be done the way they caught the chinese scheme was monitoring the trading activity and messaging traffic that did not appear equitied that using advanced technology they were able show is connected how important is it? >> extremely important it would be impossible to detect with the naked eye disconnected data sets that you can bring together is a new enforcement ool. i'm glad we have it. as always, bad actors are getting more and more sophisticated. we're keeping up with them >> i know every one is worried about cyber security we're worried about someone who can hack into nasdaq and shut the trading operations down. we need to make sure they are secure
even here you're going after organizations that are important part of the trading system in the united states. >> our critical infrastructure needs to have strong cyber security they also need something else. i don't believe we're going to be hack free it's not going to happen we're going to have a problem. they also need to be resilient >> we got to let you go but i want a quick question on buy backs. a lot of people are wondering about whether or not some corporation should be required to direct they're spending in other areas like capital spending does the sec have any position on this at all >> is sec does not decide to tell people to buy back stock. we tell people to the extent you make these decisions tell your investors in fair and
transparent way. if you're buying back stock, do it in way you're not manipulating the price and doing it for the benefit of all sha shareholde shareholders >> we are going to go down to one or two floors below us to the forensiclab. this is the most secure part of the sec. it's a cooper lined room designed to prevent any electronic communications in or out of the room. this is the room where they hack into the cell phones and the computer systems that the sec has seized as part of their investigation. jay will give us an exclusive tour i've seen it and i'm not handing my cell phone over to you ever again. you'll be amazed with what they are able to take a look at back to you. thank you very much. shares of netflix falling today. a to analyst predicts millions
of subscribers losses. for 50 years the golfer jack nicholas has worn the same gold rolex. now he is auctioning it off for charity. we'll tell y h mh 's peedo go forit machin so what are you working on? >>i'm searching for info on options trading, and look, it feels like i'm just wasting time. wasted time is wasted opportunity. >>exactly. that's why td ameritrade designed a first-of-its-kind, personalized education center. see, you just >>oh, this is easy. yeah, and that's >>oh, just what i need. courses on options trading, webcasts, tutorials. yeah. their award-winning content is tailored to fit your investing goals and interests. and it learns with you, so as you become smarter, so do its recommendations. >>so it's like my streaming service. well exactly. well except now, you're binge learning. >>oh, i like that. thank you, i just came up with that. >>you're funny. learn fast with the td ameritrade education center.
call 866-296-7451 or visit tdameritrade.com/learn. get started today, and for a limited time, get up to $800 when you open and fund an account. that's 866-296-7451, or tdameritrade.com/learn. ♪ it's the idea that if our mothers were diagnosed with cancer, how would we want them to be treated? that's exactly how we care for you. with answers and actions. to hear your concerns, quiet your fears, lift your spirits. that's the mother standard of care. this is how we inspire hope. this is how we heal. cancer treatment centers of america. appointments available now.
. welcome back netflix shares hitting pause after a downgrade from heedham the firm saying it expects the streaming giant to lose as many as four million u.s. subscribers in 2020. after a rough 2019 could things get even worse for netflix this is a stock that has been contending with a lot of these issues about competition for a while. it's traded above 400 and traded as low as 230. here we are just under 300 what is the chart suggesting to you right now. >> even though it has a nice 24% rally in september and october,
the stock already rolling over before needham downgraded the stock today. my concern is it will retest the trend line going back to the september lows of $290 a break below that level would raise a yellow warning flag on the stock. it if the change a flag from a yellow one to a red one. >> that does bring home what a huge ramp it has where do you stand on the company.
this is not a zero sum game. >> i'm not sure i agree with the rational my concern is the valuation and i think that investors are waking up to the fact that this company is not really going to grow as fast as the earnings are projected you're paying 50 times earnings for a company that now is leveraging up their balance sheet to pay for content it's going to come home to roost. i think investors will not be willing to pay for growth. >> plenty of award nomination. thanks a lot for joining me.
laura martin, the analyst behind the call will join us on closing bell today at 4:00 p.m. eastern. for more trading nation, head to our website or follow us on twitter add trading nation thank you very much for that ahead, boeing on track to have its fewest deliveries. this is a former boeing manager blowing the whistle on company safety issues. the famous gold rolex will become the most valuable ever sold at auction. well known carson block setting his sights on a litigation finance firm says the company is the next enron. he joins us to respond all this when power lunch returns.
welcome back, everybody. here is your cnbc news update at this hour. vice president pence is touting the trump administration's win following house speaker pelosi's announcement that a modified agreement on the north american trade pact has been reached. >> the president has been fighting every day to keep the promises he made to our veterans have an america standing tall in the world again and then you have these do nothing democras.c chile says one of its cargo planes has crashed after going missing between south america and the antarctic. the aircraft took off at about 5:00 p.m. on monday.
it's lost contact about an hour later. officials are not optimistic about finding survivors. u.s. airlines are adding 88,000 seats per day for people increasing travel this month the is about 84 more flights per day. 87 and a half million passengers are expected to fly. 3% over a year ago that is the news update this hour back to you. thank you for that it's time for today's power movers starting with auto zone the stock soaring today at a new all time high. age i-- bit fit lost more than money than expected. several analysts raising their price target on stitch fix
we end with life lock. the cyber security company joined take a over interest. that's according to reports. rj meantime the market closing for the day. we have the numbers. >> worries at the trade war will hurt demand are front and center again after last week's meeting. that said prices are still trading under three month high around 59.21 are a barrel. it reaches three month highs on friday today settling closer to 64.28 up a fraction. ahead it's a busy week for data and also the api weekly data followed by the doe we can lie figured. also looking ahead to reports tomorrow from the fed chair.
back to you. boeing reports order numbers for november but a bigger day may be coming up tomorrow. we are tracking this >> we'll talk about the whistle-blower's testimony in a minute but first let go to november orders. a significance here, 737 max they have not had sizable orders since the grounding in march they did report 30 planes were ordered. two orders that bought in november the total for 2019 is still negative negative 84. negative 84 for the year now to the story regarding the whistle-blower tomorrow he will be on capitol hill it will feature the head of the faa. the mana we'll talk about why he believes the plant is dangerous as they ramp up production >> what words would youctory att
point in. >> dangerous unnecessary. taking unnecessary risks chaotic. disarray >> they tiook his concerns seriously. also, tomorrow when this hearing takes place it will be a huge day on capitol hill not only for bogeye as well as for the faa. they'll be asked about the max before the hearing you do not want to miss this hearing. an basic collusive we'll sit down head of the faa we'll talk to him not only about the whistle-blower's complaints but also about where they stand with the max remember boeing has said for some time we expect to be certified in december. we'll ask him about whether or not that expectation is a valid one or whether or not boeing
needs to it. as the fall out from boeing goes from bad to worse, how soon can it get the 737 max back in the air? that among the many toings to discuss be safety consultant alan biel. he's joined by carter copeland, a founding partner welcome to both of you let me begin with you if i might. the whistle-blower who is going to speak tomorrow seems from my notes is mostly going to discuss the speed with which workers are being asked to work. the five quo ttas to produce aircraft he doesn't seem to be speaking directly to the problem that brought down the two 737 max aircrafts.
is he pointing to a cultural problem at boeing that is deeper than just a software problem on a single aircraft? >> i think so. we all know if you ncrease the work schedule in the pace the probability or possibility of human error on the production line increases you're right right now there's no evidence this contributed to the two crashes of lion air and ooet yo - oo ethiopian airlines to my mind i think boeing will do a lot many things to correct these problems they need to do a couple more things and we can talk about that some time >> do you have an estimate as to
when this aircraft might be certified by the faa and back in service globally >> i think the claims it will be certified by january and back in the year by early march may be a little optimistic because we got to remember even though the faa controls the certification in this country, they really do want buy in from our countrieser parts around the world the canadians and europeans and so on and from the other stake holders, the unions, airlines and the flying public. i think it may be a little optimistic to think you'll be able to buy a ticket and fly on a max by early march we'll have to wait and see i've said i would hope they would look at own regulations that require emergency
>> you have a buy on this stock with a $521 price target does a debate over the world culture rand pressure that may erupt around this whistle-blower's testimony tomorrow on capitol hill, does that change at all your assess m of where the stock will go >> 100%. look you got to kind of separate the short and long term here and say what's the immediate thing the stock market wants to see. they want to see the plane return to the sky. return to service is one piece to start moving forward in an evaluation of what the stock is worth. then you have to jours what's the company going to earn in a post-recovery scenario the last question to ask is what do you want to pay for it in if the company is deemed to be taking unnecessary levels amounts of risk on then you would expect that to be reflected in the multiple. the question on what's hard here is it's not a binary evaluation.
that's been pretty common across the entire landscape it's tough to say how much the market will incorporate into there but of course it matters >> this whistle-blower is testifying about the production from 2018 to spring of 2019 and yet we have seen the orders and the deliveries decline here. what does that tell you about what the whistle-blower is saying there's a lot of people who work at boeing. insiders have told me there's level on level of redundancy when it comes to safety checks and mandated days off, days of rest, 12 hours in between shifts and things like that would you expect to see more whistle-blowers coming to the table with claims about boeing work circumstances, carter >> it's possible the period of time we're talking about is late 2017, 2018
since that time boeing because of the max situation has slowed production and caught back up. what we see at boeing and air bus and their supply chains that sort of grieving room had helped alleviate some of thoeds pressures. whether or not there will be other folks that come forward to say it was a very tough work environment two years ago is kind of up in the air. >> i said that before. this is really management's responsibility as carter pointed out there's a problem with the aircrafts i looked at the statistics for the late model boeing versus the late model air buses roughly they are comparable.
boeing is slightly safer than the air bus if you look at the number of fatal hours per million hours. the other thing everybody needs o keep in mind is the faa said they will inspect every aircraft which is very unusual before that plane is allowed to return to service they will be getting the airplane back in the air and i hope they look at some of the design to make sure the failure modes are such they will provide the pilots better information than they are getting now. >> thanks to both of you we appreciate your time. to the bond market now rick is tracking the action at the cme. hi, rick >> hi. there's been a lot of data points that i find important today we had productivity. the mid must remembers were
down it's officially the first quarter and negative territory since the end of december. however, when you go to the national federation of independent business and their optimum index it was much better that's the biggest month over month increase since may of 2018 we all remember the end of 2016 how businesses shot up in confidence when the administration was put in office this is zoo economic index a business sentiment index even though the headline number was down 19.9 on current situation, future expectations moved up to 10.7 all the way back to may of 2018. one final thought we all talk about soybeans, it's not happy day. the crop of soybeans that comes in early 2020, about a million tons which will be 25% bigger
but with opportunity comes risk. and to manage this risk, the world turns to cme group. we help farmers lock in future prices, banks manage interest rate changes and airlines hedge fuel costs. all so they can manage their risks and move forward. it's simply a matter of following the signs. they all lead here. cme group - how the world advances. cme group - we're committed to making college more affordable., that's why we're keeping our tuition the same through the year 2021. - [woman] i knew snhu was the place for me when i saw how affordable it was. - [narrator] find your degree at snhu.edu.
a gold watch going up ff auction could break the record for the most expensive >> time is money jack nicholas gold watch heading up for auction it could surpass the 17.8 million that paul newman's watch set in 2018. this is the only watch he wore for more than 50 years it was on his wrist for 12 of his major championship presentations. he told us the watch can do more good now at auction since the proceeds will go to his favorite charity. >> to me i miss this one
i know it's going to do a lot more good than being on my wrist. this is worth a lot more than i am >> the collectible is expected to top 16 billion this year as the auction online mark place. a new breed of younger collectors will be marlon brando's watch he etched his name on the back and being sold by his daughter proceeds for that going to charity. it starts in the six figures you can bid for both online. >> when he says you can bid on it, he means you >> sure. >> thanks. coming up, courtroom capitalism we'll talk to the ceo of a company that makes its money bankrolling lawsuits and what his business can tell us about the economy, next on power lunch.
potential settlement wilfred capital is the largest firm of its kind in the world. its shares are listed in london, ran up 500% in the past five years, but the stock has been sinking this year after muddy water's carson block shorted the stock and accused burrford of shoddy capital expenses. joining us now is the cofounder and ceo of burrford capital, chris bogart for af lot of our viewers, litigation finance might be a new field. >> litigation finance is nothing more complicated than treating litigation claims as financeable assets you have lots of things, lots of kinds of assets that can be financed, receivables, for example. litigation is a special kind of a receivable when i'm suing you, it's an effort to get money to move from you to me. there's risk and there's contingency associated with that, but fundamentally, it's no
different than me trying to get money from you in another form >> how much does the plaintiff walk away from percentage wise, when a venture -- when a litigation finance firm comes in >> totally depends on the underlying risk of the litigation, as you would expect. these are assets that are market priced, just like any other risk-based asset >> well, is it 55%, 25%, you know, give me a range here >> as you probably know, standard u.s. contingency fees tend to run in the 25 to 33% range, sometimes as high as 40%. many of our returns, if we're starting a case at the very beginning are in that similar range, but this is corporate finance. the business that we're doing is large dollar, large corporate activity and so these are individually negotiated deals with large clients that depend on the risk. >> so muddy water goes in, and they say that it's not that there's so many opportunities and that's not why you're getting such a big run-up, but because of the way that you're pricing your assets, for instance, it says burford has
sold 10% of this particular claim in argentina called peterson, 10% of this claim for $40 million in december of 2016. by this year, this summer, 10% of that claim went for 100 million, which implies a value of $1 billion. how do you get on the same case from $400 million to $1 billion valuation? >> fundamentally, you get a big change in what has happened in the underlying case. and in that particular case, the supreme court of the united states came out and agreed with the position that we were taking and that, obviously has an enormous amount of weight, and changes the valuation that sophisticated institutional investors are prepared to put on an asset like that >> why is this company saying all of these nasty things about you? >> i don't have a lot of time to deal with carson block and his new sidekick, stormy daniels i think the reality is he makes his money by coming in very rapidly, running a short attack on a business and coming out again. he closed his short on burford
months ago, the day he started making all of these allegations and i think we've comprehensively debunked and our investors agree, all of these allegations. what you're seeing now in the shares is some post-attack volatility in both directions, up and down. but what i think you have today is actually a pretty good value opportunity. we did 25% eps growth last year, and you can buy -- and higher before that. you can buy that level of eps growth today at six times trailing p\e. that's a pretty good value for long-term growth >> but you have said that this peterson case is -- represents a large share of your bottom line. and right now you're arguing in u.s. court that it should not be moved to argentina, you don't think you can get a fair hearing in argentina for this particular case it's very risky. so tell investors, if you've got short sellers on your tail, if you've got court hearings going on, what justifies the risk? what's the return? >> our business is not about one single case, it's about a large portfolio of cases and at any given time, we have
any number of large cases that are moving through the courts. some of them will be terrific successes, some of them won't make any money, and a large number of them, the majority of them, are going to settle. and that's what litigation is all about. most litigation settles without going to court and that's where the middle of the road in litigation finance exists, and that's how we make a good deal of our money >> how do you pick the cases that you're going to invest in >> so we work together and our client base tends to be large companies and the large global offerings. we work together with our clients and the law firms to identify opportunities that are both financeable for the underlying client, where a cfo is saying, i would like to take some capital in against this litigation asset that i have today and that isn't doing anything good for me so we work together with clients and law firms to find cases that both are meritorious and also have sufficient economics that everybody is going to end up happy. the client, the lawyers, and
nice rock. to one that can take on a bigger challenge. it's time to drop gold. go digital. go grayscale. the apple card will give customers a 6% discount on products bought in the apple store. that's a very rare discount on products and the card holders can now pay for an iphone with 24 monthly sblau installments, with no interest one, do you think that's enough to get people to sign up for
this apple card. remember, this is the new product that they're offering alongside goldman sachs. >> at the margins, it will do well and i think it has done well since the card has come out earlier this year. i have one, it's very convenient you can pay it right on the phone. it's pretty cool >> yeah w, i mean, i think if i gives you a break, why not >> thanks for watching "power lunch. >> and "closing bell" starts right now. >> welcome to the "closing be " bell." i'm morgan brennan in for sara eisen at the auto zone post. take a look at that stock. it's up 7% right now it's leading the s&p on a strong earnings and sales the broader market, meantime, treading water with 59 minutes left to go in this trading session. >> and i'm brian sullivan. wi wilfred frost will be along shortly. first off, you've got the u.s., mexico, and canada agreeing to a new trade deal the usmc