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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 ...

Natixis SA, the large French bank, plunged almost 14% yesterday after MorningStar cited concerns about the “liquidity and appropriateness” of some corporate bond holdings in a fund owned by the Bank. Natixis’s woes added to the rising liquidity fears following the ...

According to a survey taken by JP Morgan the greatest risk to quantitative strategies is not a sharp increase in rates or poor economic data but rather a collapse in liquidity. According to the Bank, “people know this is happening, it is not...

Long dated Treasury yields are falling at a faster pace than in the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis. Bloomberg writes the 10 year Treasury is near the most overbought territory since 1998. The last two time Treasuries were so overbought was ...

Equities rose, the result of earnings and stronger than expected economic data. Trade tensions still remained at the forefront albeit was not weighing upon market sentiment. Oil also rose on rising Persian Gulf tensions, tensions that some believe are at the brink of ...

Equities rebounded as the President insisted a trade deal with China is still within reach. Oil also advanced on the headlines. Some however wrote the 1.3% gain was the result of ...

Equity markets declined yesterday on mixed earnings. Disappointing results from both Alphabet and Samsung overshadowed stronger than expected profits from GE and Pfizer. Oil rose on Venezuelan unrest, Saudi Arabia signaling a ...

A statistic from Art Cashin places the myopicy of today’s market into proper perspective. There are only 13 stocks in the S & P 500 making new highs. This is the narrowest advance in history, being pushed by an ...

The NASDAQ 100 is up over 23% for the year. Approximate half of the gains are from four stocks according to Bloomberg. What is more striking the NASDAQ 100 has hit three consecutive highs while the equal weight index ...