The Companies Count

The companies count.  Stocks closed mixed yesterday, reminding investors that individual company risk is a thing.  All eyes are turned east as the G-20 begins in Japan and many are hoping for something big.     MY TWO CENTS  …

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Choose your words carefully!

Choose your words carefully!  It was an up and down ride for stocks yesterday with US-China trade talks rekindling old anxieties.  Stocks started the session believing something good will come out of a Trump-Xi meeting this weekend, but careful examination…

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Step up to the mic

Step up to the mic.  Fed Governors stepped up to the mic and spoke up yesterday and the market didn’t like what they said.  Stocks slid yesterday as Fed speakers dampened hopes of big rate cuts and trade anxiety added…

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Paused

Paused.  Stocks took a pause yesterday with a mixed close as traders await some news on the trade war.  Early in the session gains melted away as gulf tensions and the ongoing trade war overtook rate cut optimism.   MY…

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Ready to Launch

Ready to launch.  Stocks snapped a four-day winning streak as traders digested news of a last-minute cancellation of a military strike on Iran.  The increased tensions between the US and Iran hit a high point on Friday dampening the positive…

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Hot to Trot

Hot to trot.  Markets climbed on continued optimism that the Fed is looking out for them.  Even the threat of conflict with Iran in the wake of a downed US drone couldn’t hold risk-on sentiment back.   MY TWO CENTS…

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Lean On Me!

Lean on me!  Stocks rallied moderately yesterday as the Fed reassured traders that rate cuts could come soon.  The Federal Reserve took a reserved approach and kept rates unchanged but made it quite clear that they are leaning towards future…

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Good Vibes

Good vibes.  Stocks climbed yesterday because traders liked what they heard from Mario Draghi and President Trump.  Dovish statements by the ECB President stoked the markets and a Trump tweet pushed stocks to within arms length of all time highs.…

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Holding Pattern

Holding pattern.  Stocks remained in a holding pattern ahead of the Fed meeting and next week’s G-20 meet-up.  Stocks advanced slightly yesterday amidst speculation over rate cuts, despite an ominous economic number.   MY TWO CENTS    F.O.M.O. at the…

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Stuck in the Middle

Stuck in the middle.  Stocks did a bunch of nothing on Friday as traders, with not much to do, await audibles from the Fed and the outcome from G-20 trade talks.    Despite interesting economic data, stocks traded marginally lower…

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