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Don’s Notebook June 15, 2018

Economic data have been picking up strength but this was not anticipated in today's Federal Reserve Industrial Production report. A big drop in autos...

Mnuchin Hammers Greenback in Major Policy Shift

Twenty-three years of policy out the window? That's what might have just happened. After all, government officials have spoken in favor of a strong U.S....

Don’s Notebook April 27, 2018

Don’s Notebook April 27, 2018 Today's GDP report was keyed to consumer spending levels. A sharp rise in service spending helped keep first-quarter GDP in...

Surprise: Housing Led Tuesday’s Strong Rally

Markets had their biggest rally since the start of the year today, led by an unexpected sector. Housing stocks ripped over 4 percent, more than...

Don’s Notebook June 14, 2018

Yesterday's FOMC statement said household spending has picked up indicating strength for today's retail sales report. Confirmation came this morning in the US Commerce...

Morning Notes Jan. 29, 2018

Personal Income and Outlays Report was issued this morning. This report breaks out December's consumer numbers, including inflation data, from last week's fourth-quarter GDP report....
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Key Options Strategies to Know as Earnings Season Begins Next Week

Second-quarter earnings season begins next week against one of the most uncertain backdrops ever. It's a good time to review some options strategies to...

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...
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...

An Earnings Season Like No Other Is About to Begin

Earnings season is about to start, with the coronavirus pandemic causing one of the most uncertain backdrops ever. Analysts are looking for S&P 500 earnings...
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