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Morning Notes Jan. 22, 2018

Depending on what happens over the weekend, the potential government shutdown could affect the market on Monday morning. This will be only the second...

Bulls Shrug Off Government Shutdown

Who cares about a government shutdown? It's earnings season! That seems to have been the market's message last week as major stock indexes continued their...

Morning Notes Jan. 16, 2018

Although Alcoa announcing its quarterly earnings has always been the unofficial start to earnings season, times have changed. Alcoa is still one of the...

Morning Notes Jan. 9, 2018

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index: Optimism among small business owners cooled in December after November's surge to 13-year highs, with the NFIB Small Business...

Following the Money in Energy, Part 3

Last week we explored strong price action in the energy sector and the up-and-coming subset of liquid natural gas. Today we'll survey broader conditions...

Are the Economy’s Afterburners Kicking In?

America's recovery from 2008's financial crisis was slow and steady for years. Economic data has recently been improving at a faster clip, and yesterday we...

Morning Notes Jan. 8, 2018

The DJIA surpassed 25,000 last Thursday, extending the bull market that began in 2009. This is the first full week of 2018 and observers expect...

Why Friday’s Jobs Report Was Better than It Seemed

Quantity versus quality? That question mattered a lot in last week's non-farm payrolls report. On the surface, it was bad because total jobs rose just...

“Risk on” Dominates as New Year Begins

Happy New Year, indeed! At least if you're in the stock market. Most of the closely watched indexes rallied more than 1% in the holiday-shortened...

Morning Notes Jan. 3, 2018

The U.S. Senate reconvenes today and will be considering a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown later this month. The Institute for Supply Management’s...
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