Merchandising mayhem

Merchandising mayhem.  Stocks pulled back yesterday on worrisome retail earnings.  Investors were still wondering whether we will ever see a comprehensive trade deal with China.   MY TWO CENTS 1.  Gimme a sign.   Yesterdays chaos in the retail sector is a…

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Frothy

Frothy.  Markets continued to melt up yesterday despite questions about a trade deal.  A closed door meeting at the White House caused speculation in the bond market.   MY TWO CENTS 1. The big disconnect.  I just can’t help myself.…

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Off to the races

Off to the races.  Stocks raced to new highs after Larry Kudlow, stock whisperer, willed indexes up.  Mixed to bad economic numbers were largely put aside in favor of trade talk optimism.   MY TWO CENTS   1.  Really, people?  Friday…

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Drying paint

Drying paint.  Stocks were barely changed yesterday as US – Chinese trade talks stall.  The Fed offered no new hints of stimulus and appears to be happy with the status quo.   MY TWO CENTS    Infinite loop.  If you…

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Stuck in the middle

Stuck in the middle.  Stocks rose slightly yesterday as the President offered nothing new on discussions with China.  Larger morning gains were given up in response to Trump’s speech.   MY TWO CENTS   Should have / could have. President Trump’s…

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Reaching altitude

Reaching altitude.  Stocks closed down yesterday on trade talk uncertainty.  The Dow Jones closed up slightly as Boeing announced that MAX deliveries will restart next month.   MY TWO CENTS   A tight, tight rope.  As we enter the final…

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The heat is on

The heat is on.  Stocks closed out last week with modest gains after the President raised doubts about a trade deal.  Early gains were lost after Trump’s comments but equities clawed their way back into the green.   MY TWO CENTS…

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Much ado about nothing

Much ado about nothing. Stocks surged yesterday on positive trade news and more strong employment figures.  Investors remain bullish about trade but wonder when a deal will actually happen.   MY TWO CENTS    Stipulations?  Negotiations between the US and China…

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The search is on

The search is on.  Stocks ended flat in yesterday’s session as investors searched for news to trade on.  Stocks gave up early gains on concerns over the pending trade deal.   MY TWO CENTS    A big production.  Economists try…

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