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Don’s Notebook January 30, 2018

It’s Showtime in America! At 9:00 p.m. this evening, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address to Congress. In this...

Morning Notes Jan. 29, 2018

Personal Income and Outlays Report was issued this morning. This report breaks out December's consumer numbers, including inflation data, from last week's fourth-quarter GDP report....

Mergers, Materials and Moguls in Focus: Midday Check

Markets are finally taking a breather today. Even the bulls need to rest. The S&P 500 has risen in eight of the last nine weeks...

Mnuchin Hammers Greenback in Major Policy Shift

Twenty-three years of policy out the window? That's what might have just happened. After all, government officials have spoken in favor of a strong U.S....

Morning Notes Jan. 24, 2018

Housing data will dominate the economic reports today. Recent reports have been very strong and forecasters are calling for existing home sales in December...

Does Anyone, Anywhere, Want to Own Dollars?

We're in the thick of corporate earnings season, but some traders might start to wonder if the real story isn't happening in the currency...

Following the Money in Energy, Part 3

Last week we explored strong price action in the energy sector and the up-and-coming subset of liquid natural gas. Today we'll survey broader conditions...

Are the Economy’s Afterburners Kicking In?

America's recovery from 2008's financial crisis was slow and steady for years. Economic data has recently been improving at a faster clip, and yesterday we...

Why Friday’s Jobs Report Was Better than It Seemed

Quantity versus quality? That question mattered a lot in last week's non-farm payrolls report. On the surface, it was bad because total jobs rose just...

“Risk on” Dominates as New Year Begins

Happy New Year, indeed! At least if you're in the stock market. Most of the closely watched indexes rallied more than 1% in the holiday-shortened...
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