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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. ...

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari made comments that’s validated many of yesterday’s remarks stating hedge funds and “other investment vehicles” are the primary reasons for the illiquidity in the repo market. Kashkari further opined one of the greatest risks is ...

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%. ...

Many times I have commented about the lack of liquidity, primarily the result of regulatory fiat, trading mechanics and passive investing. Considerable attention has been focused on the liquidity issues of the repo market, liquidity that is being provided by the lender of last...

Led by technologies, equities sank on reports that the US is moving toward restrictions on ownership of Chinese equities in government sponsored pension plans. I think it is noteworthy that there is bipartisan support for such a plan...

Some have commented that White House statements indicating it has no plans to delist Chinese companies helped offset the negative sentiment from Chinese remarks that it has narrowed the range of topics to be discussed. I am certain the interpretation of the upcoming meeting...

The 8:30 headline describing September’s jobs data read “US Payrolls Miss Estimates as Wages Cool in Signs of a Significant Downshift.” The article stressed the nominal miss in both private sector and non-farm payroll gains ...