Shopping, not stopping

Shopping, not stopping.  Stocks rose yesterday as retail showed resolve in earnings.  Consumers continue to shop, keeping the retail sector and the economy moving forward.     MY TWO CENTS    Split decision.  Investors were left somewhat stunned, if not…

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Give me a sign

Give me a sign.  Stocks pulled back slightly yesterday as investors await some direction from the Fed.  A pile of confusing statements by the President left traders scratching their heads wondering if what he said was good or bad for…

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Retail Therapy

Retail therapy.  Stocks traded higher on Friday as investors looked to buy cheap stocks while bond yields finally stopped falling.  Bond buying finally relented on Friday and stock investors stepped in to buy the dip even in the wake of…

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Demand More

Demand more.  Yesterday, resilient stocks traded modestly higher, tipping their hats to the real custodians of the economy: the consumer.  Just a day after the stock markets’ worst day of the year, fear dissipated in response to stronger than expected economic…

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Thin Ice

Thin ice.  Stocks were trounced yesterday as heightened recession fears crept into the markets with a yield curve inversion.  There was no good news to be found yesterday and risk investors headed for the exits.   MY TWO CENTS  …

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Just Kidding

Just kidding.  Markets went on a roller coaster ride first falling then skyrocketing after the President’s team announced that some tariffs on China would be delayed.  Markets opened lower on the heels of global tensions but quickly made an about-face after the…

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Never a dull moment

Never a dull moment.  Stocks, unable to escape negative soundbites from the President, ended the week on a down note.  Stocks traded off on Friday as President Trump warned that talks scheduled for September with China might not happen.  …

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About Face

About face.  Stocks jumped yesterday as China fixed its currency at the weakest point since 2007, but not as bad as the market was expecting.   China’s greater-than-expected currency fixing combined with better-than-expected export data eased trade jitters and stock…

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