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A Quiet Data Week, Not So Quiet for Earnings

Investors will turn their attention towards the latest out of earnings as we have a quiet data week. On the economic front, we have Empire State Manufacturing, Building Permits and Housing Starts. Earnings: After our first bout of earnings with the banks last Friday, earnings heat up as investors get to hear from 70 S&P 500 […]

Servers on a Beach

Working much harder than New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ever would   After a heavy week on the economic front, investors will turn their attention to the testimony of Fed Chair Janet Yellen in front of the House Financial Services Committee. On the economic front, we have CPI, Retail Sales and University of Michigan Sentiment. […]

No BBQ, No Bitcoin, At least Our Pets Heads Are Still on

Welcome back. As Memorial Day weekend in the US is the official start of summer, we should start to see volumes in the stock markets head lower for the next few months. On the economic front, this week we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Investors will also look […]

Trump Overseas, What Could Go Wrong??

  Get your popcorn ready (we all know Putin is) as the world watches President Trump’s first overseas trip and meets with other world leaders. He hopefully doesn’t have an international incident that rattles markets ahead of the 3-day weekend coming up for Memorial Day. On the economic front, we have Durable Goods, University of […]

Where Have All the Traders Gone?

do-do-do, do-do-do As the mainstream media continues to have 24 hour coverage of Comey’s firing, investors will try to concentrate on the quieter than normal markets. On the economic front, we have a quiet week with Building Permits and Housing Starts. Of course North Korea can always saber rattle the markets by launching another missile. […]

Still Possibly a Banana Republic: Take 2

Traders will be dealing with déjà vu all over again over a possible government shutdown and a string of earnings. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate: After the disappointing US GDP figure last week, along with radio and Twitter […]

A Nationalist, A Communist and An Independent Walk Into a Bar

This isn’t a joke, those are the top candidates to be the next President of France. And who does this picture remind us of? hmmmmm. French Elections: After Brexit and Trump, France is now saying “Hold My Beer.” The latest polls out of the French Presidential election are showing a 4-way race between a Nationalist […]

Waiting for That Reichstag Fire Moment

Investors have a busy week ahead with a string of economic data and our first look at 1Q earnings. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls, and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate: On Friday (4/7), we have the release of Non-Farm Payrolls, the Unemployment Rate and Average […]

Q1 2017 Market Commentary: Trump, the Fed, Globalists, and Gold

This past quarter in the markets was one of the more interesting three-month periods we’ve had in a while. Not because of what took place, but rather, the lack of what took place, considering the boiling global geopolitical climate. Almost all of Q1 unfolded against a backdrop of zero volatility and confounding complacency not seen […]

“If You Fire Me Now, I Shall Become More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine”

– Preet Bharara’s potential last speech to Donald Trump before he got fired. Now that he has been fired by President Trump, “I felt a great disturbance in the force.”   After the shocking news for the sheriff of Wall Street over the weekend, investors will now turn their attention to WWJD March 17 Edition […]

Hello Super Nintendo Devos

Will we have a whole generation of Ralph Wiggum’s? Investors will be watching Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony as another string of earnings come in this week. We will also continue to monitor President Trump’s Executive Orders and potential 3AM tweets. On the economic front, we have a busy week with PPI, CPI, Retail Sales, […]

The Governator for President

Only a Constitutional Amendment Away Investors have another earnings heavy week with continued monitoring of President Trump’s Executive orders. On the economic front, we have University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment. Earnings: Earnings have now seen over 270 companies of the S&P 500 companies report 4th quarter earnings. 67% have beaten earnings expectations with 48% beating […]

Big Surprise – FOMC Doves Coo

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Time for a #NYexit

Time for a #NYexit Investors have a busy week ahead with the Fed statement, a ton of earnings and continued monitoring of President Trump’s Executive orders. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Fed Meeting: On Wednesday (2/1), the Fed will release their first statement […]

SQUAWK BOX WEEKLY UPDATE – 11/16/15

Markets Performance / Current Trading Range The markets fell in rather aggressive fashion for the first time in six weeks, with the S&P 500 falling sharply by -3.6% to 2,023 on Friday November 13, down from 2,099 on Friday, November 6. The S&P 500 recently hit an intraday high of 2,116 on November 3rd, which […]

SQUAWK BOX WEEKLY UPDATE – 11/09/15

Markets Performance / Current Trading Range The markets were able to post a sixth-consecutive week of gains this past week, with the S&P 500 closing a point shy of 2,100, rising another +1.0% to 2,099 on Friday November 6, up from 2,079 on Friday, October 30. From the relative low of 1,882 on September 28th, […]

SQUAWK BOX WEEKLY UPDATE – 11/02/15

Markets Performance / Current Trading Range We’ve now seen five consecutive weeks of gains for the markets, with the S&P 500 gaining another +0.2%, moving up to 2,079 on Friday, October 30 from 2,075 on Friday, October 23. Interestingly, 4 out of the 5 days last week were actually down days – of course, with […]

SQUAWK BOX WEEKLY UPDATE – 10/26/15

Markets Performance / Current Trading Range The theme of the previous week’s tug-of-war market continued in full force Monday-Wednesday last week, making it a total of 9-straight fairly quiet days of tight trading (only 20-30 points) just north of that psychologically important 2,000 level. On Thursday, however, we got a very dovish ECB announcement and […]

SQUAWK BOX WEEKLY UPDATE – 10/19/15

Markets Performance / Current Trading Range In somewhat quiet fashion, the markets were able to grind higher for the third straight week last week, as the S&P 500 rose nearly +1%, closing on Friday 10/16 at 2,033 from 2,015 on 10/9. The volatility that we’ve seen and come to expect since late August has completely […]

SQUAWK BOX WEEKLY UPDATE – 10/12/15

Markets Performance / Current Trading Range We had an explosive week in the markets this past week, as the benchmark S&P 500 rose +3.3% from 1,951 on Friday, 10/2 to 2,015 on Friday, 10/11. The S&P 500 is up roughly +8% or over 140 points from its recent support level lows of ~1,870 (last seen […]

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