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Don’s Notebook March 14, 2018

Today's retail sales report offered the first indications on the strength of consumer spending in February. The US Census Bureau report showed that the...

Don’s Notebook March 13, 2018

Yesterday’s, markets ended mixed as some of the market leaders (BA and CAT) dragged on the DJIA. Last week's average hourly earnings cooled inflation worries...

Don’s Notebook March 12, 2018

Expected economic reports are extremely heavy this week with a bulk of them coming Wednesday through Friday. Today, February's Treasury budget will reflect the early...

Don’s Notebook March 9, 2018

Prior to the market open, indicators were pointing to another month of strength for the employment report. Non-farm payrolls rose an outsized 313,000 which...

Don’s Notebook March 8, 2018

The early selloff in U.S. stocks Wednesday that seemed to be sparked by the resignation of Gary Cohn turned out to be short-lived, with...

Don’s Notebook March 7, 2018

Trade data for January may show first-quarter GDP in deficit. Afternoon hours will see the Beige Book and whether the Fed is upgrading economic growth...

Don’s Notebook March 5, 2018

The service sector is the day's focus with both the Purchasing Managers’ Index and the Institute for Supply Management revolving higher in their last...

Don’s Notebook March 2, 2018

There may be inflation worry among investors but there are no expectations for inflation among consumers. Traders are watching for 1-year and longer-term 5-year inflation...

Don’s Notebook March 1, 2018

The S&P 500 Index’s closed February with a slide of 2.4 percent on Tuesday and Wednesday. This continues to set the tone for global...

Don’s Notebook February 28, 2018

The S&P 500 Index finished yesterday’s session 1.3 percent lower, its biggest decline in weeks, after testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in...
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