The scary climb

The scary climb.  Stocks advanced yesterday with the S&P500 closing at an all-time high as earnings worked hand-in-hand with headlines to cheer on the bulls.  Earnings are beating expectations and the trade deal is ahead of schedule.   MY TWO…

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Happy Friday

Happy Friday.  Stocks rallied on Friday on good earnings and more trade optimism.  Good headlines dominated, pushing the S&P500 to new intraday highs.   MY TWO CENTS    The most-hated rally.  Many money managers find themselves asking “how did we…

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Take it slow

Take it slow.  Stocks closed mixed yesterday in response to mixed earnings and mixed economic data.  More rumblings from the British Parliament and a hyped-up speech by the VP were largely ignored.   MY TWO CENTS   Speak easy.  Last…

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Fine tuning

Fine tuning.  Stocks ended the day slightly up as investors dealt with mixed earnings reports.  Ignoring the chatter out of Washington has been getting increasingly difficult but stock investors continue to look away.   MY TWO CENTS    What’s said…

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Slow burn

Slow burn.  Stocks were off yesterday on mixed earnings and another confusing development in the Brexit saga.  Earnings will continue to take center stage as tech companies begin to announce today.   MY TWO CENTS    Zoom in for the…

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Hope-a-dope

Hope-a-dope.  Stocks advanced yesterday on renewed hopes for a trade deal with China.  Across the pond, Brexit wrangling continues at Westminster and the potential for a deal hangs in the balance.   MY TWO CENTS   Same old news.  Yesterday…

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Bad Taste

Bad taste.  Stocks sold off on Friday as traders were on edge about the newly minted trade deal with China, Brexit questions, and more weak signals from the US economy.  Earnings season is in full swing and investors have high…

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All around the world

All around the world.  Stocks climbed yesterday helped by earnings and somewhat positive news from around the globe.  Weak economic numbers were largely overlooked as stocks inched closer to highs.   MY TWO CENTS   Crack on.  Yesterday’s markets were…

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