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Today is Monday October 19 a date I vividly recall. Thirty-three years ago, and after only six months in the business, the Dow plummeted 22%, the largest one-day percentage drop in history. I am a ...

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 were spooked by a resurgence in new virus infections, a rise that has slowed the reopening in several states. The markets were also frightened by the Federal Reserve dictum of ...

Equities were mixed Friday on contrasting statistics from China on how the coronavirus is spreading. Data was generally upbeat however some are concerned that retail sales were revised nominally lower in December. ...

Wow! The jobs data was a complete blow out. November’s payrolls climbed the most since January. October’s statistics were revised higher. The increase in wages is now at a cycle high. Yes the labor participation rate did decrease by 0.1%...

Treasuries declined about 1 ½ points, perhaps the result of consumer confidence unexpectedly rising to the highest level in three months. Analysts had expected a decline. The gauge of current conditions climbed to the highest level this year while ...

Consensus is expecting the FOMC to lower the overnight rate by 0.25%. Is such necessary? Recent data is suggesting one of growing strength not weakness. As noted Guggenheim stated yesterday that it thinks the Fed should raise rates to ...