Stocks jumped on Friday as central banks are reasserting themselves over financial markets, with fresh stimulus form China. The PBOC cut interest rates Friday, a day after the ECB signaled it will bolster stimulus if needed. Equity futures were showing early morning strength because of...

Equites opened strong on earnings only to close lower. The NASDAQ fell about 0.85% as momentum monies exited drug stocks. The Dow was only lower by 0.25%....

Many times I have opined housing and autos traditionally lead a recovery. Auto sales are strong. Housing starts/sales are as well as it was reported yesterday housing starts—led by multifamily—rose to the second highest level since November 2007 (June 2015 starts were insignificantly higher)....

Tomorrow is a “technical meeting” of OPEC members. There is little talk of curtailing production albeit all of its members are hemorrhaging money. Because of the 45% drop in price, the largest and perhaps OPEC’s most financially secure country, Saudi Arabia, is delaying payments to...

The last several months I have had little difficulty writing these remarks given the large amount of material to pick from. Today’s comments, well, I am happy to write were difficult to pen. Friday was a quiet day....

Typically bond investors and economists have little difference of opinion. Today the gap is huge. According to economists surveyed by the WSJ, the Fed Funds rate should climb to 2% in a two year period. Ten year treasury investors with a yield at 2.04% do...

As expected trading was quiet as the bond market and banks were closed for Columbus Day. The dollar fell to a three week low as all are reassessing the probability of a change in monetary policy this year even as several Committee members are suggesting...

As noted several times, the Federal Reserve has added another variable into its monetary policy making process…international growth, specifically China. Until September all were fixated on the unemployment statistics as this was the FOMC’s stated variable....