Sweet and Sour

Sweet and sour.  Stocks were pounded on Tuesday as trader sentiment shifted from ecstatic to panic. Markets seemed to set themselves up for disaster last week as they rallied on no real Fed policy changes and hopes for a Chinese…

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Remembering 41

Remembering 41.  As the Nation and the financial markets pause to mourn the loss of President George H. W. Bush, I thought this would be a good day to reflect on his presidency from the perspective of the financial markets.…

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Give peace a chance

Give peace a chance.  The so-called truce between the US and China had traders in stocks, bonds, and crude betting that better things will come.  As reported here yesterday the 90 day truce, which included several “potential” concessions by the…

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Ease to Please!

Ease to please!  It was a Fed-head fiesta as markets roared upward yesterday in response to the Fed Chairman’s ever-so-slightly dovish speech in the largest positive move since earlier in the year.  Markets began yesterday’s session with a positive posture…

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Chop to the Top

Chop to the top.  In a choppy day of trade equities ended up in the positive with a little help from an Administration advisor and no surprises from Fed speakers.  As reported yesterday morning, President Trump not only stated that…

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Turkey Haze

Turkey haze.  Traders could not muster the energy to rally stocks on Friday’s short session as they pressed the sell button from their couches.  Friday’s abridged session finished off what was the worst Thanksgiving week in years as crude oil…

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Holiday spirits

Holiday spirits.  After a few rough sessions, stocks attempted to show some bull spirit, trading in the green for most of Wednesday’s session only to close mixed on the day.  Seller exhaust was met with value seekers’ quest for bargains…

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