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June 1, 2017

Horsemen of Risk At Starting Gate As Focus On VIX, Gold, Bonds Ahead of Jobs Data

Ahead of key jobs data tomorrow, investors might want to watch the so-called “three horsemen of risk” later Thursday to see what expectations the market is building in.

May 31, 2017

Clearing the Decks: Focus Turns to Fiscal Policy, British Election After Long Rally Ends

It was nice while it lasted, but the seven-day run of gains that sent the S&P 500 Index (SPX) up a total of 2.5% ended Tuesday. Fiscal policy is now in the spotlight.

May 30, 2017

High-Flying Market Begins New Week Near Records, But Faces Host of Key Data

Coming back from the holiday weekend, the market finds itself near record highs as the S&P 500 Index (SPX) rides a seven-day win streak.

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May 26, 2017

Trying For Lucky 7: Retail Results Help Rally Reach 6 Days As Long Weekend Nears

Earlier this week, the market was in “recovery” mode. Now that the S&P 500 has closed at all-time highs, we might need a new word for this rally.

May 25, 2017

OPEC, Fed Could Take Back Seat To Strong Earnings as Market Nears Record High

The hits keep on coming as the market marks five days of the current rally. Thursday begins with the S&P 500 Index (SPX) resting just below all-time record highs.

May 24, 2017

Recovery Rally Reaches Four Days As Market Eyes Fed Minutes, OPEC Meeting

Shaking off a terror attack and political uncertainty, the stock market finds itself back to nearly where it was a week ago before last Wednesday’s sharp sell-off.

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May 23, 2017

Can Rally Advance? Terror Attack, OPEC, Washington In Focus After 3 Days Of Gains

Last Wednesday’s sharp sell-off seems like a long time ago following three consecutive days of gains. The question is whether the rally can continue.

May 22, 2017

Washington Watch Persists, But Focus Shifts To Housing Data, GDP, Fed Minutes

In the absence of notable earnings this coming week, Fed minutes, home sales, and, of course, the possibility of more Washington drama could be the focus.

May 19, 2017

Drama Diminishes As Politics Take Back Seat To Firm Deere Earnings, Economic Data

Earnings season is nearly over, but the end of the week brought a new batch of quarterly reports and strong data that could help distract the market from politics.

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May 18, 2017

D.C. Haymaker: Market Licks Wounds, Investors Seek Shelter Amid Political Storm

The market continues to shiver as icy winds of political controversy blow through Washington, D.C. Yesterday’s big sell-off generated lots of fear.

May 17, 2017

Fear Factor Returns: Safe Havens Sought As Political Concerns Swirl Around Market

Volatility is back after a long vacation, and Washington politics may be partly to blame. The market seems to be entering a news-driven period.

May 16, 2017

Energy Burst: New Records for Stock Market As Retail Earnings Season Rolls On

Major indices start the day at or near record highs after a boost from the energy market. More good news came in the form of solid earnings from Home Depot (HD).

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May 15, 2017

Not Over Yet: Earnings Season Rolls on With Wal-Mart, Target, Deere In Sight

Attention U.S. shoppers: Two of the country’s biggest retailers report this coming week as earnings season grinds on. Housing data are also on the way.

May 12, 2017

Retail Sales Climb, But Miss Expectations as Brick and Mortar Stores Still Weak

Shoppers flocked to gasoline stations and Internet retailers last month as retail sales rose for the first time since January, the government said early Friday.

May 11, 2017

Department Store Earnings On Display, And Macy’s Starts Parade With a Miss

Department stores threw open their earnings showrooms today, and a miss by Macy’s (M) highlights some of the pressures these companies face.

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May 10, 2017

Slumber Disturbed: Comey Firing Assessed for Impact on Economic Agenda

A market desperate for news to trade has some thanks to President Trump, whose firing of FBI Director James Comey dominates talk on Wall Street this morning.

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