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The market has retraced its March lows. The issue at hand, according to Goldman 61% of this retracement is the result of only five stocks. Most have opined that today’s market is the most ...

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...

It is widely accepted the markets are entirely dominated by the largest capitalized names. It is also almost unanimously known that five companies comprise that greatest percentage of the S & P 500 in history. Data clearly indicates that ...

2019 has not unfolded as anyone had expected. One year ago consensus predicted at least two more interest rate increases, a 10-year yielding around 3.50%, and markets generally flat to down. ...

According to Bloomberg 78% of 303 S & P 500 companies that have reported earnings have exceeded expectations. Regarding revenues, 39% beat forecasts and 40% matched. For the quarter earnings are expected to decline by 2.1% YOY, an improvement over the 3.8% expected...

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 ...

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 ...

Equities came under moderate pressure on growth and trade concerns. Moreover first quarter S & P 500 earnings projections were revised lower to a 2% decline versus a 1% drop forecasted a week ago. At year end results were anticipated to rise by...

Fourth quarter earnings season is at its halfway point. Of the 234 S & P 500 companies that have posted results, 71% have exceeded forecasts rising by an average of 18%. Historically 64% of firms exceed expectations. At the conclusion of the season, profits are...