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Don’s Notebook May 31, 2018

The US Department of Commerce released its most closely watched of all inflation gauges, the core Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index (PCE). Income rose...

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...
Disney Steals the Show and Groceries Drive Wal-Mart: Earnings This Week

Disney Steals the Show and Groceries Drive Wal-Mart: Earnings This Week

The last week of earnings has seen traditional blue-chip companies break out as they borrow tricks from Silicon Valley. Walt Disney (DIS) and Wal-Mart Stores...
Apple IPhone Suppliers Qualcomm, SkyWorks Jump on 5G Boom

Apple IPhones Drive a 5G Feeding Frenzy in Chip Stocks Like Qualcomm: Earnings This...

Apple unveiled its first 5G iPhones this month, and the suppliers are already flying. Semiconductor stocks like Qualcomm (QCOM), Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Qorvo (QRVO) and...

Options Alert: Giant Trade Thinks Automaker Is Stuck In Neutral

Traders usually buy options to position for a stock moving, but just the opposite happened in the No. 2 U.S. automaker yesterday. Check out this...
Bull in ring

Bulls Regain Footing Above Key Level

Stocks rebounded last week as the bulls regained their footing at a key level. The S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent between Friday, September 7, and...

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. After all, the big story now...
Fed Meeting Preview: Rates Staying Low, Weak Dollar May Continue

‘Lower for Longer’ Is the New Mantra at the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve meets today, with markets expecting its low-rate policy to continue. Last month, Chairman Jerome Powell gave a major speech at the central...

Layoffs Increase, Potentially Welcome News for the Federal Reserve

Layoffs are a new trending theme, which is potentially welcome news for the Federal Reserve. The Google Trends chart below shows interest in the term...

Don’s Notebook July 10, 2018

The Labor Department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) tracks monthly change in job openings and offers rates on hiring and quits. The...
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