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Welcome to the second half of 2020. During the first six months, the markets were faced with an impeachment, a pandemic, an economic calamity, civil unrest and perhaps the commencement of ...

Equities rose after better than estimated economic data offset concern over an increase in coronavirus cases. US pending home sales posted a record gain, exceeding ...

All Democratic candidates are making similar promises. Government picks the winners and losers, pulling support away from entrepreneurship. All support massive social, environmental and deficit spending, negative interest rates, quantitative easing and massive tax increases. ...

Will November’s election become a market event? A survey of Bank America/Merrill Lynch’s institutional accounts indicated the uncertainty about the upcoming election is a bigger risk than trade. ...

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari made comments that’s validated many of yesterday’s remarks stating hedge funds and “other investment vehicles” are the primary reasons for the illiquidity in the repo market. Kashkari further opined one of the greatest risks is ...

Nervousness is rising in many dimensions. The markets are beginning to discount the possibility that Elizabeth Warren could become the Democratic nominee given the issues surrounding both VP Biden and Senator Sanders....

Yesterday was an uneventful day. The repo market operated flawlessly. Equites were essentially flat. Treasuries were nominally higher. Crude was positive. Domestic economic data continued to demonstrate strength...

Led by gains in the financial and energy sectors, equities were generally mixed. Perhaps a major question that could soon arise is how the markets view the 2020 election. At this juncture it is viewed as nothing other than a side show ...

Tomorrow is the release of the BLS labor report. The report can offer considerable insight into the strength of the economy. The market and the narrative is suggesting the economy has gone over the proverbial cliff ...

July’s BLS employment report will be released at 8:30. Recent data has been suggesting a firming economy. Job growth is a primary driver of economic growth and data to date suggests one of the greatest issues for employers is ...