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Will today’s release of second quarter GDP clarify the strength of the economy?   In my view earnings have been mixed even as the overall data is suggesting greater strength than most had anticipated....

The carnage in oil stocks is incredible.  Small cap shares tracked by the Russell 2000 Energy Index (93 companies) have plunged 34% in three months.  Since June 26, these shares have plummeted 24% or about 6% per week.  For a year, these shares are off...

Will this week be of significance?  Wednesday is a Fed meeting and Friday is the initial release of second quarter GDP, statistics that I am certain the Committee will have before its meeting....

Four months ago many were commenting about the lack of volatility, pontificating the current conditions could last for a long time given massive cash balances.  Fast forward to today.  The consistency in the comments from the large financials’ earning releases is the “volatile volatility” which...

Stocks surged again on a dovish Fed as the US Central Bank and US data is making up for bad news in other parts of the world.  Oil resumed its sell off and energy was a market laggard.  As widely known, the energy issues have...