Saturday, December 7, 2019

Fed Signals Potentially ‘Dovish’ Turn

After years of steady rate hikes, the Federal Reserve may be signaling a change of course. The U.S. central bank's top two policymakers made potentially "dovish"...

Safe Havens Abandoned as Risk Appetite Returns

In a sharp reversal from late 2018, safe havens are crumbling across the board. Utilities and consumer staples are the only two major sectors with negative...

Bonds Keep Grinding Lower

Last week, price action in certain equities suggested interest rates would climb. Today, it happened. Yields on five- and 10-year Treasury notes shot to new...

Get Ready for the Dog Days of Summer

The S&P 500 inched higher last week as tech and transports bounced. Still it was the tightest range of the year.
'Risk On' Sectors Lead as Stocks Try to Break Out

‘Risk On’ Sectors Lead as Stocks Try to Break Out

Investors are favoring riskier parts of the market as the S&P 500 tries to break out to new highs.

So Much for Inflation Running Wild This Summer

This week brought a trio of reports on inflation. None of them seemed to flash any warning signs about prices spiraling out of control. ...
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...

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...

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...

Don’s Notebook February 2, 2018

The results of Groundhog Day 2018 are in: According to legend, we're in for six more weeks of winter because Punxsutawney Phil has seen...
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