Friday, July 19, 2019
Here's Why 2018 Was a Standout Year for the Economy

How the U.S. Economy Had a Year for the Record Books

We're finishing one of the most interesting years in a long time. Aside from all the volatility in the market and politics, 2018 has...

Stocks and Economy in Massive Disconnect

A lot of things can be said about the stock market right now. One of the biggest is its huge disconnect with the economy. Judging...

Market Jitters Are Lifting Gold Miners

Gold miners are the only winners in this market as mounting worries drive investors to the ultimate safety play. The Dow Jones US Gold Miner...

Bears Embrace a Dovish Fed

Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve tried to deliver a dovish announcement. But the market viewed it as hawkish, or just plain bearish. At one...

Is the Fed Dovish, or Just Plain Chicken?

Is the Federal Reserve in the midst of its quickest pivot ever? It seems to be. Only two months ago, central bankers were united in their...
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Despite the Bears, Economic Forecasts Keep Going Up

Believe it or not, economic estimates keep improving despite the selloff in equities. Last week's retail-sales data and industrial production didn't seem too impressive at...

Our Curiously Strong ‘Weakening’ Economy

Recent headlines have suggested weakness in the economy, but other readings are curiously strong. Last week's employment reports all missed estimates. ADP's private-sector payrolls had...

Here’s How Amazon Is Changing the Job Market

Regardless of how this week's big jobs report turns out, one thing seems certain: E-commerce is transforming big parts of the U.S. job market. Consider...

Guess What Index Just Had a Great Week

Transportation stocks just had their best week in a year. The Dow Jones Transportation Average ($DJT) advanced 4.35 percent since the close on Friday, November...

Goldilocks Takes Over the Fed

So much for a hawkish Fed sinking the stock market. Jerome Powell veered away from aggressive interest-rate hikes on Wednesday, saying monetary policy is "just...
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