Crude Behavior

Crude behavior.  Stocks closed mixed yesterday as traders awaited the earnings onslaught over the next two weeks.  A jump in crude oil prices gave investors a reason to drive up energy shares and question treasury yields. WHAT YOU NEED TO…

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Nowhere to go but up?

Nowhere to go but up?  Equities continued their upward momentum on Friday, spurred by some good earnings and some surprisingly good economic figures.  Stocks bounced around during the session, the last trading day of an abridged low volume week, but…

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One Inch at a Time

One inch at a time.  Stocks advanced slightly yesterday without any real stimulus as earnings roll in and beat low expectations.  With earnings season in full swing, traders are unsure about how to deal with earnings buying some beats but…

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Going Nowhere Fast

Going nowhere fast.  In another low volume day, the market appeared lethargic as traders tried to make sense of mixed earnings releases yesterday.  Stocks halted their slow climb yesterday in the absence of any new positive news. WHAT YOU NEED…

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New Fronts

New fronts.  Equity markets sold off yesterday on news that Trump was proposing new tariffs on the EU and a lowered global economic growth outlook by the IMF.  With the possibility of a new front in the trade war looming…

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Watchful Waiting

Watchful waiting.  Former Fed Chief Janet Yellen’s prescription for policy is in line with the current Fed and traders are obedient, watching and waiting for first quarter earnings.  Stocks closed up yesterday on a benign inflation figure and market friendly…

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Stand Still

Stand still.  Yesterday, stocks finished mostly unchanged as traders awaited the start of earnings season.  Equities could not muster enough energy to make any large moves in absence of any new stimulants.   WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:   1)…

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Spring has Sprung!

Spring has sprung!  On Friday, stocks leapt on obscure news from China, upbeat bank earnings, and interesting corporate announcements.  After a week of low volatility in which traders were searching for something to get off the couch over, Friday’s interesting…

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The Waiting Game

The waiting game.  Investors sat on their hands in yesterday’s session with no economic or fundamental news to trade on.  The waiting game began yesterday as investors await the start of earnings season later this week. WHAT YOU NEED TO…

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Relief

Relief.  Stocks rallied on Friday in response to a strong monthly jobs number putting recession fears at ease… for now.  Investors were more relieved than pleased to hear that the monthly job additions seemed to have bounced back after last…

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