Sunday, August 9, 2020

Another Strong Day in Housing

Last week we highlighted a rare green shoot in housing. Today it might have sprouted a little higher. Homebuilders, believe it or not, are the...

Don’s Notebook January 31, 2018

There's a lot of interesting stuff going on today, starting with the total super blue blood moon lunar eclipse that is now currently taking...

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...

Will Jerome Powell Break the Cold Spell?

Forecasts pointed to a cold Thanksgiving, but that's not the only thing cooling off. Several economic reports this week have shown a quick deterioration of...

The Message Behind Yesterday’s Volatility Spike

Yesterday was a reminder for traders who forgot what volatility feels like. The S&P 500 had its biggest drop since June 25, and Cboe's Volatility Index...

Why Tomorrow’s Non-Farm Payrolls May Be an Anticlimax

Monthly non-farm payrolls are usually a big deal for the market, but that may not be the case tomorrow.

Don’s Notebook May 4, 2018

Payrolls rose 164,000 after an upwardly revised 135,000 advance,  according to the Labor Department data announced earlier today. The jobless rate fell to 3.9...

A Look Behind the Falling Dollar

Most traders have focused on the rally in technology over the last year, but another major trend has been weakness in the U.S. dollar....

Don’s Notebook February 12, 2018

Global markets firmed overnight on Sunday and have stayed positive since the Monday Opening Bell. In the pre-market session Futures Markets pointed to a...

Junk Bonds Have Gotten Dumped

In another potentially bearish sign, junk bonds are getting dumped. The Barclays High Yield Bond Index ($JNK.IV) closed at its lowest price in 2-1/2 years...
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