Tag: SCAP

Jobless Claims Fall Off Highs

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Falling off of their six-month high from last week, this morning’s report on jobless claims showed a decrease from 234K last week to 231K this week. A much stronger decline to 225K had been expected. While claims are…

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Truce: He Said, Xi Said

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By Liz Ann Sonders Key Points Statements released by the United States and China were consistent in describing a truce, but inconsistent in their details. The hit to the U.S. economy has been small so far; but if…

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Weighing The Week Ahead: So Much News, So Little Time

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We have a major week for news – the result of the G20 meeting, Chairman Powell’s Congressional testimony, and all the most important economic reports. In honor of President George H.W. Bush, Wednesday will be a national day…

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Steady As She Goes

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Fed Chairman Powell, on Wednesday, made it clear that Fed policy is not a threat to the economy or to the market. He’s not on the rate-hiking warpath, and he’s not worried that the economy, which is growing…

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Powell’s Speech Lifted Markets, But We Expect Gradual Rate Hikes To Continue

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech on 28th November helped stir a market rally, as investors interpreted his comments as more dovish and favorable to risk assets. However, to extrapolate his comments into a belief that the Fed…

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Nobody’s Making Any Money! What’s Going On?

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By Barry Schwartz After hitting an all-time high on September 21, 2018, the S&P 500 Index (an index containing most of the largest companies in the U.S.) has fallen over 10% and is now showing a slight loss…

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Weighing The Week Ahead: Do Plummeting Oil Prices Signal A Weak Economy?

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]https://seekingalpha.com/article/4224333-weighing-week-ahead-plummeting-oil-prices-signal-weak-economy?source=feed

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Why I Think This Sell-Off Is Just One Step In A Methodical Unwind Of Stock Prices

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]https://seekingalpha.com/article/4224293-think-sell-just-one-step-methodical-unwind-stock-prices?source=feed

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The 2008 Mortgage/Financial/Banking Crisis Changed Everything

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Talking with my yoga instructor this week about the market – she does one-on-one yoga sessions with many CME traders and hedge fund types – and while explaining I really wasn’t a trader for my clients, but more…

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Still Looking Like A Panic Attack

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A little over 3 weeks ago, I opined that the the big October decline in US equity prices still looked like a panic attack. Shortly thereafter, equity prices climbed over 6%, but have once again returned to their…

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