Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Jerome Powell Has to Walk a Fine Line in Congress Today

Jerome Powell Has to Walk a Fine Line in Congress Today

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell begins two days of testimony in Congress today. It will be closely watched with some key...
Today's Non-Farms Payrolls Report Was Positive in More Ways Than One

Today’s Non-Farms Payrolls Report Was Positive in More Ways Than One

Today's employment report from the U.S. Labor Department did more than just beat expectations. It also showed more signs of deeper and...

How the Federal Reserve May Signal a Rate Cut Today

Everybody's looking for the Federal Reserve to signal an interest-rate cut today. The central bank issues its policy statement...
Another Positive Week as Economy Refuses to Say 'Die'

Another Positive Week as Economy Refuses to Say ‘Die’

Stocks kept rising last week as the economy continues to defy naysayers. The S&P 500 inched up 0.5 percent...

Why Tomorrow’s Non-Farm Payrolls May Be an Anticlimax

Monthly non-farm payrolls are usually a big deal for the market, but that may not be the case tomorrow.
Federal Reserve Joins the Global Flock of Dovish Central Bankers

Federal Reserve Joins the Global Flock of Dovish Central Bankers

Stocks just had their second-biggest rally of the year, partially because of the Federal Reserve. It's worth recapping what happened.
Is Anything Weirder Than the Economy Right Now?

Is Anything Weirder Than the Economy Right Now?

Gross domestic product (GDP) is due tomorrow. It's a good time to examine just how weird the economic situation has gotten.
Construction Reclaiming Role in U.S., Years After Subprime Crash

Construction Reclaiming Role in U.S. Economy, Years After Subprime Crash

Construction, left for dead after the subprime crash, may be reclaiming its importance for the U.S. economy. Today's private-sector...
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Podcast: How Trump’s Economy Is Lifting the Stock Market

The U.S. economy keeps silencing the naysayers. This podcast breaks down what’s happening and says what it could mean for financials, small...
Why the U.S. Dollar Is Pushing to its Highest Level in Two Years

Why the U.S. Dollar Is Pushing to its Highest Level in Two Years

The greenback surged yesterday as America's growth prospects kept outshining the rest of the world. Futures on the U.S....
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