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Led by financial and healthcare, equity markets declined the most in a month. Throughout the day many were asking what the possible catalyst is for the decline given positive movement on trade. Some speculated it was the inability of the S & P...

Was yesterday’s selloff a lagged effect from Friday’s jobs data? Both the Treasury and equity markets stumbled on the increased prospect that six years of near zero borrowing costs in the US may end next month. Companies who are a heavily dependent upon trade fell...

The headlines are horrific but do the headlines really reflect reality?  Bad is good and good is bad, an environment where everyone has a view, a view that is automatically taken authoritatively given the unedited blogosphere.  It can be argued these radically different...

Markets traded lower Friday on August’s employment data.  I believe the statistics were mixed and can be used to make a case for or against a rate hike at the upcoming FOMC meeting.  I again ask does 0.25% really matter economically?  Unfortunately it...

Equity markets were again relatively quiet.  There was some discussion regarding January’s CPI data.  A plunge in January’s energy costs pulled the CPI down by 0.7%, the biggest decline since 2008 but ex food and energy, costs rose by 0.2%.  The data confirmed the Fed’s...