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Equities were mixed yesterday as the NASDAQ led by the technologies advanced and the Dow fell. Equity volume was muted. Treasury yields were relatively lower and oil rose after Saudi Arabia announced even deeper cuts and Venezuela is...

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...

Initial data indicate retail sales fell by 1.2% in December from the previous month, the most since 2009. Most had expected an increase. What is even more confusing there was a pullback in a measure based largely on internet sales, which had been...

Some can make the argument the markets believe Trump will deliver on his economic agenda given the sharp increase in Treasury yields and the advance in the beaten down and unowned value and small cap stocks, entities that do best in a growing economy....

Oil surged over 9% as OPEC cut production for the first time in eight years, a production cut in some estimates that was greater than anticipated.  Oil gained further momentum as inventories declined for the second consecutive week versus rising.  East coast inventories are at...

Several times I have commented the first quarter will be the inverse from the first quarter of the last five years, defined as growth will be stronger than expected. As all recall growth stalled in the first quarters’ of 2011-2015....

Equites advanced yesterday on “relatively” light volume as data indicated consumer spending buoyed the economy in the third quarter. Oil halted its decline for a second day on the prospect of greater stimulus from China....

In my view data released to date has indicated the US and global economy held up fairly well in Q3, contrary to the widely held fears of a sharp deceleration. Data is now suggesting third quarter global growth has slipped to 2.5% from 3.1% registered...