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The indices fell anywhere between 1.50% and 2.0% reversing earlier gains. A Bloomberg headline read “The Volatility is about the Index, Not Single Stocks,” a verbiage that...

As largely expected the Fed left interest rates unchanged and signaled it would keep them on hold through 2020 amid a solid economy. The vote was unanimous, the first since May. ...

Led by technologies, equities sank on reports that the US is moving toward restrictions on ownership of Chinese equities in government sponsored pension plans. I think it is noteworthy that there is bipartisan support for such a plan...

Is the circus in Washington beginning to weigh on the markets? To date Washington has been viewed nothing other than a freak show, a made for reality TV and cable show. Has all crossed over the proverbial lines? Perhaps the only concrete statement to make...

Will political uncertainty begin to weigh upon equity prices? The world is dramatically changing. The EU holds elections in May and right of center parties are expected to capture over a third of the seats. France’s President Macron is desperately appealing to...

Tech stocks rallied after China ratcheted up stimulus to combat slowing growth. The pound erased a decline against the dollar after British lawmakers overwhelmingly voted down a Brexit deal and planned a confidence vote on May’s government.

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The election is two weeks away.  Many believe Hillary Clinton will be the forty fifth president.  There is also a growing minority opining there may be a Brexit like surprise given the many similarities....

Equities advanced on thin holiday trading.  The catalysts, the belief Clinton will win on November 8 and oil....

What will second quarter profits suggest?  As noted yesterday results are expected to decline by 5.7%, the fifth consecutive quarter drop and the longest decline since 2009.  The post Brexit rally is the result of promised additional central bank stimulus, not from increased corporate cashflows...

June’s labor report has added to the “unusual uncertainty” environment facing the markets.  The report was the inverse of May’s broad based unexpected weakness…unexpected broad based strength....