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It has been an incredible six months. Few were able to predict how quickly the narrative changed from global synchronized recovery to global synchronized slowdown. Even fewer predicted how ...

Stocks advanced globally after the US and China reached a fresh truce in the trade war and agreed to resume talks towards a deal.. Gold and Treasuries retreated and oil is ...

Was yesterday a day of significance? Oil advanced over 2% as several oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. As widely noted, oil has plunged since sanctions were levied on Iran as inventories have surged. Many, including me, expected inventories...

Equities fell for a myriad of reasons. Technology stocks just posted their best six day stretch in 7 ½ years—up nearly 9%--fell about 1.5%. The reasons for the decline varied but a major catalyst were reports that Facebook was aware of privacy issues, did...

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 ...

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 ...

Fortune Magazine commented in late January “Bond yields [are] historically low and inflation seemed negligible: Wages [are] going nowhere, companies dare not raise prices to avoid losing market share. Bond market vigilantes have been pounded into submission.” ...

Equities surged on Friday on trade and consumer optimism. The markets ignored the controversies in Washington believing at this juncture DC is nothing but a freak show. Oil continued its advance, rising to three month highs on the belief that ...

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...