In the thick of it

In the thick of it.  Equity markets took a pause in the latter half of last week as indices posted a mixed close on Friday.  Traders weathered a raft of corporate earnings, political upheaval, unheard of levels of jawboning, and executive…

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Cue the rhetoric

Cue the rhetoric – start jawboning in 3, 2, 1…  The S&P500, Dow Jones, and NASDAQ took a well-deserved breather yesterday while the small-cap RUSSELL 2000 set its sights on recent highs.  The S&P500 still managed to close above the important 2800…

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Tis the season!

Tis the season!  Last week was an appetizer for the earnings season that begins in earnest this week. Following on a positive week for markets, in which all equity indices managed to make positive technical gains on “no trade news”,…

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No news is good news

“No news is good news”, said the bulls as they rallied the markets yesterday leaving many calling it the “lull rally”.  Many sideline traders attempted to get in on the action further extending the positive momentum on the day.  The S&P500 closed…

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What lies below the surface

What lies below the surface.  Markets relented some of their recent gains in yesterday’s session on, you guessed it, ongoing trade fears. Interestingly, the $200 billion tariff proposal announced yesterday, which is credited with the market’s decline, was actually really…

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Don’t look down!

Don’t look down!  Equity markets climbed yesterday, some indices scaling to some new heights while others were content to put in a solid day’s climb.  Equity markets started the session poised to follow on the prior day’s rally as traders…

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