Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is coming to town!  Stocks surged to new highs yesterday as the Administration announced that it had reached a tentative agreement with China on the Phase One deal.  No details on the yet to be signed deal wasn’t…

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Merrily Floating Along

Merrily floating along.  Stocks closed moderately higher yesterday as the Fed did nothing… as expected.  Inflation ticked up slightly, but the central bank says: “meh”.   N O T E W O R T H Y   The sound of silence.  Yesterday’s…

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Sweet n’ Sour

Sweet n’ sour.  Equities slipped slightly yesterday as investors assessed Congressional approval of the USMCA trade agreement within minutes of announcing articles of impeachment.  Conflicting information on the Phase One trade deal put stocks on a bumpy road in the…

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Bounce House

Bounce house.  Stocks bounced back yesterday on a report that, despite all of the negative signs, the US and China are still close to a deal.  Trade positivity kept weak economic numbers in traders’ blindspots.   N O T E…

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Press Mute

Press mute.  Stocks dropped for a third straight session on fears that a trade deal may not happen anytime soon.  New fronts in the trade war have been opened with Argentina, Brazil, and France, making investors uneasy.     N…

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Seconds

Seconds.  Stocks sold off yesterday as US manufacturing disappointed and the President set his sights on South America.  Strong Chinese economic data was not enough to keep markets from dropping in response to further deterioration in US manufacturing.   N O T…

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Door Buster

Door buster.  Stocks went on sale on Black Friday due to trade jitters.  Consumers lined up to make this holiday retail season one for the record books.   NOTEWORTHY   Shop ’till you drop.  The holiday retail rush is on and,…

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