Relatively speaking yesterday was a quiet day.   This was the first day in eight equities did not close 100 points higher or lower.  Treasuries were essentially unchanged.  Oil advanced however this was perhaps the result of a weaker dollar....

The volatility continues!  Equities fell significantly for the third day in six.  Friday’s catalyst was disappointing consumer confidence data, rallying dollar and a decline in oil....

Friday the Dow fell over 275 points on stronger than expected economic data that challenged monetary policy assumptions.  Monday there was a 135 point rebound followed by Tuesday’s 335 point drubbing.  Yesterday the Dow rose over 250 points on data that was weaker than expected,...

Stocks fell moderately over fears of the details of the ECB stimulus, profit taking and concerns of the content of the Beige Book and the upcoming jobs data that could challenge the accepted monetary timetable. Oil advanced as it appears Libya’s daily production has been...