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The S & P 500 was on pace for the worst week since the 2008 global financial crisis. The yield on 10- and 30-year Treasury traded again to all-time lows. Fed Funds futures contracts have fully priced a rate cut in April and...

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. ...

I think there is little disagreement that three of the four mega capitalized technology companies that posted profits last week exceeded expectation. One pundit sounded like Ross Perot when he exclaimed “there is a giant sucking sound” ...

Did Iran back down? Did brinkmanship win again? Only history will answer this question. Perhaps the only certainty to write is the media/blogosphere is filled with official sounding but completely unsubstantiated reports. ...

Equities fell nominally as some are wary of escalation in tensions with Iran. Oil also declined believing that such any escalation will not impact supplies. Treasuries were essentially unchanged. ...

An argument can be made the world’s sovereign debt markets just got a lot riskier as Sweden just ended a half of decade of negative rates. The question at hand will other central banks follow their lead? Everything in the world is priced...

An argument can be made the world’s sovereign debt markets just got a lot riskier as Sweden just ended a half of decade of negative rates. The question at hand will other central banks follow their lead? Everything in the world is priced...

Equities were relatively quiet as the euphoria over a partially completed trade deal began to fade. Economic data continued to be stronger than expected including pivotal housing data that stated permits rose to a 12 year high. More over the number of October’s...

Three months ago the pundits were dogmatically stating a recession was inevitable. Today some are suggesting fourth quarter growth could be over 2.5%. As widely discussed the third quarter expanded at a 2.1% pace versus the consensus estimate of 1.3%. ...