Friday, July 19, 2019

‘Weak Dollar’ Trades Appear Before Powell and the Fed

The market's embracing a "weak dollar" sentiment, looking for more easy money from Jerome Powell's Federal Reserve tomorrow. Copper...
Crude oil at four-month high as S&P 500 breaks 2800 resistance

S&P 500 Isn’t the Only Chart Hitting New Highs for 2019

Stock indexes, along with crude oil, just closed at their highest levels of the year. Is it the top, or the start...
Mr. Powell and the Punch Bowl

Mr. Powell and the Punch Bowl

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will answer a lot of questions in the Senate this week. But they all come down to...
Are Inflation Stars Lining up for Leisure Stocks?

Are Inflation Stars Lining Up for Leisure Stocks?

Something unusual is happening with prices, and it's become good news for certain companies this year. Inflation data from...
Suddenly, People Are Worried About a Slowdown

Suddenly, People Are Worried About a Slowdown

The U.S. economy has been resilient, but recent events have raised worries about a slowdown. Let's review some of the new forces at work. The...
Good News Keeps Coming for the U.S. Economy

Good News Still Coming for the U.S. Economy

Some big reports last week showed widening improvements for the U.S. economy. In case you missed them, let's take a look at the big themes. First,...

Slowdown? Economic Data Doesn’t Show It

Pundits keep warning about an economic slowdown, but the data continues to prove them wrong. Only 199,000 Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. It was...
Dollar Hammered as Fed's Bostic Turns Dovish

Dollar Slides with Doves Ruling the Roost at the Fed

Hawks at the Federal Reserve keep morphing into doves, hammering the greenback. Several comments from the central bank yesterday expressed a cautious view of interest...
Double-Dose of Good News for Economy as 2019 Begins

Double Dose of Good News for Economy as 2019 Begins

The U.S. economy has gotten a double dose of good news as 2019 gets underway. Non-farm payrolls had their biggest gain in 10 months, almost...
Weak Dollar Trades Emerge Before Payrolls

Weak Dollar Trades Emerge Before Payrolls

Some new chart patterns suggest "weak dollar" trades have returned as the market braces for December's non-farm payrolls report. The U.S. dollar index (@DX) appears...
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