Doves in the House

Doves in the house.  Yesterday, stocks closed mostly unchanged, but not without a bit of turbulence. The highly anticipated FOMC meeting minutes were released midday which, for the most part, confirmed the market’s view of the dovish Fed. WHAT YOU…

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Don’t Stop Believing!

Don’t stop believing!  Stocks closed virtually unchanged as the market had priced in only all good things. Equities bounced around the break even line throughout yesterday’s session ultimately closing unchanged to slightly higher as the trade war talks progressed in…

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Not So Fast

Not so fast.  Stocks closed mostly down yesterday on bad retail data and earnings, despite upbeat notes from Washington.  Yesterday’s session was set for another celebration of trade and shutdown avoidance but a report of 4th quarter retail sales that…

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Keep on Lovin’!

Keep on lovin’!  Equities continued their climb yesterday as more positive reports continued to flow out of the once thought to be deceased capital.  All of the major indexes traded up on in line inflation numbers and a diminishing fear…

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Feeling Groovy

Feeling groovy.  Equity markets were looking for fun and feeling groovy yesterday as good vibes flowed in from all fronts.  Hopes for an end to the budget stalemate and the possibility for progress on trade talks with China gave traders…

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Play Nice!

Play nice!  Stocks meandered through yesterday’s session in search of some good news, having found none they closed mixed.  Stocks could not muster the strength to move up with little in the way of political, economic, or corporate fundamental news…

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The Slow Walk

The slow walk.  Stocks limped through Friday’s close as trade fears became a thing again.  Friday’s session had traders contemplating a worst case scenario in the ongoing trade talks with China pushing bonds up and stocks down. WHAT YOU NEED…

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About face?

About face?  Markets slipped yesterday mainly on trade fears as traders were reminded that a US – China trade resolution is not a done deal.  On a second day of losses, stocks paused and gave up some ground on the…

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Yawns

Yawns.  After Trump’s highly anticipated State of The Union traders largely ignored the speech making for a muted session for equities.  Stocks closed slightly lower in the wake of several days of gains, lacking the motivation to extend the rally…

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