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Markets were mixed ahead of the commencement of first quarter earnings season and data that confirms the economy is on solid footing. Commenting about the data, weekly jobless claims are at the lowest level since ...

March’s unemployment data is released at 8:30. In my view the data can confirm or deny the recessionary narrative. As widely discussed February’s statistics were extremely confusing as growth in private sector and non-farm payrolls greatly disappointed while other components of the report...

Friday a Bloomberg headline read One of Wall Street’s Most Poplar Trading Strategies is Failing, referencing the implosion of risk based parity models and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) which have grown ...

Data posted yesterday was contradictory, perhaps the result of the shutdown. Weekly jobless claims unexpectedly fell to a four week low. Factory orders however declined more than expected. And then there were existing home sales which also missed their mark, the result...

The next several days could be pivotal in determining the intermediate direction of the markets given the multitude of high profile events. Last night Apple’s earnings were posted.  Initial interpretations were negative with shares at the time of this writing down about...

Early yesterday morning all thought the markets would be down because of Friday’s poor jobs data.  The markets did open lower only to stage a considerable advance following NY Fed President Dudley’s remarks that the pace of interest rate increases is likely to be “shallow”...