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  • Leaders are hugging it out these days in an attempt to show that all things are just peachy. If only…. Markets are still seeing volatility as rates are rising and the Fed is about to tell us their next move. Earnings season is wrapping up with some good news and bad news. Plus all of […]
  • Even with an average quarter, big bets are being made on the bright prospects for Apple (AAPL). HUGE buybacks and a dividend hike are the darling of Wall Street – the love affair is rekindled. Unemployment dips below 4% and important inflation data is due this week. Of course we have some great Fed limericks […]
  • Markets appeared to be back in bull mode. Earnings season wraps up with very impressive results. Buybacks are massive and buyers like what they see. There has also been a noticeable lack of headline risk as little mention of tariffs or other negative tones are heard into the mid-term elections. Plus, we take a look […]
  • Europe in turmoil as Italian politicians were unable to form a government. Major rotation out of European banks and bonds helped to push down the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield. After a week off, not much has changed The tape is very sensitive to any and all headlines. Markets are still in a consolidation mode and […]
  • Markets back in rally mode – with a few fits and spurts. Everything looks pretty good in the U.S. as small-caps hit new highs. Headwinds are there, but not much is putting a damper on optimism. Economic reports are still signaling good times ahead. Plus: the latest news that needs to be unwrapped and reviewed, […]
  • There is plenty of news that will shape markets this week. From the Fed rate setting meeting on Wednesday to the Singapore Summit. Economic News will be flowing as well as we get a look into inflation numbers for the month and an advanced reading on consumer confidence for June. PLUS – new Fed Limericks […]
  • Threats or the real deal? We are now closer than ever to a trade war with China as the world watched with horror. A new $200 billion in proposed tariffs hit markets as the game plays on. Stocks have been trying to continue their move higher, but now have more to contend with. Plenty of […]
  • Confusion over the recent comments from White House speakers left markets in a tizzy. The tariffs imposed by the U.S. seem to be creating a backfire as Harley Davidson looks to move manufacturing to Europe to steer clear of Eurozone tariffs. Markets are on edge and key technical levels are in sight. The end of […]
  • The tough tariff talk is starting to make investors a bit skittish. With the holiday shortened week, many are looking forward to some good news out the the U.S. economy – specifically the employment picture – due Friday. The global backdrop is becoming a big concern as the idea that a trade war is actually […]
  • North Korea seems to want to extend the "negotiations" on denuclearization.  Earnings season is about to get underway as the major banks are set to report later this week. Interesting news on the share buyback front, Brexit negotiations are in disarray, tariffs have been imposed on China – and the stock market is just fine. […]
  • Earnings season is on! Already seeing a few names getting love and some getting the boot. Investors continue to look past all headwinds and buying every chance they get. Good news is good news and bad news is an opportunity. The VIX is now near 12 again – more bullish moves to come or is […]
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