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The indices fell anywhere between 1.50% and 2.0% reversing earlier gains. A Bloomberg headline read “The Volatility is about the Index, Not Single Stocks,” a verbiage that...

Treasuries rallied, the dollar and equities fell after data showing stalling retail sales and a benign PPI.  All added to speculation that the Federal Reserve will be in rush to raise interest rates this year.  Gold and oil advanced....

Trading was subdued yesterday as many were fixated on the 200 day moving average of the S & P 500.  As widely discussed, the index is hovering right at the long term trend line, which represents the average closing for the last 200 sessions.  The...

Is inflation increasing? The narrative has been myopically focused upon deflation for a myriad of reasons. Last week’s release of both the PPI and CPI indicated that inflation is perhaps accelerating....

Yesterday I referenced a Bloomberg wire story stating that during the last ten days the cross correlated trades that has been prevalent during the last 16 months is collapsing. Yesterday the trend appeared to be continuing. Is there a tectonic shift taking place in the...

Stocks advanced handsomely again yesterday as oil prices rose as Iran backed a production freeze without pledging supply curbs. The economic data also was encouraging. Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization was stronger than expected as well as the core and overall PPI....

As expected trading was quiet as the bond market and banks were closed for Columbus Day. The dollar fell to a three week low as all are reassessing the probability of a change in monetary policy this year even as several Committee members are suggesting...