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By On Monday, January 15th, 2018

U.S. Government Shutdown Isn’t What Stocks Care About

It’s getting awfully difficult to remember the last time the US government was NOT on the brink of a shutdown, but the most recent deadline for “disaster,” this coming Friday, January 19, is fast More...

By On Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Week Ahead: USD, Bitcoin Headed Lower? Stocks, Gold, Oil Higher?

The Week That Was US stock market bulls took no prisoners last week as markets closed with back-to-back fresh records for a second consecutive week. Except for the continuously lagging , all major US indexes closed More...

By On Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Stocks Pause On U.S. Treasury Selloff, Oil Completes Bottom

More US stock records usher in the earnings season. The only major US index that didn’t post a fresh record is the usual suspect, the , despite investor high hopes after the market chatter of its being the More...

By On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Opening Bell: Oil Completes Bottom; Bitoin Sinks Below $15K; Stocks Slow

Key Events US earnings season is being ushered in by fresh stock market records. Indeed, the only major US index which failed to post a new high yesterday was the usual suspect, the . Moreover, while each of the More...

By On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Opening Bell: Dollar Extends Rally; Oil Pushes Past $62; Gold Slips

Key Events US stocks moved higher for a fifth consecutive day yesterday, with 3 of the 4 major indices hitting fresh records. SPX Daily The gained 4.56 points or 0.17 percent, moving to 2727.71. The climbed More...

By On Monday, January 8th, 2018

Opening Bell: Oil Struggles, Bitcoin Tumbles; Global Stocks Soar

Key Events The first trading week of the new year, once widely viewed as the finish line for 2017’s robust equity growth, ushered in five days of exceptional gains. All four major US indices—including More...

By On Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Week Ahead: Euro, Gold, Oil Higher? Can Equities Keep Climbing?

The Week That Was While the new year is still very young and a lot can happen before it’s over, one widely held fear—that sharp profit-taking would hit markets at the outset of 2018—has not taken More...

By On Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Opening Bell: Oil Hits 3-Year High; USD Slumps; Global Stocks Soar

Key Events Yesterday, US stocks took off from Tuesday’s highs, and all four major indices extended gains to fresh records. The moves were driven by the headline that policy makers remain on course for three More...

By On Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Week Ahead: After Record-Breaking Year Can U.S. Stocks Climb Higher?

Dow hits all-time number of record highs in 2017 S&P:Russell divergence signals correction ahead Dollar’s worst year since 2005, euro’s best since 2003 Copper’s best run in 30 years After More...

By On Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Opening Bell: Bitcoin Falls; Dollar Weakens Further; Oil, Gold Rise

Key Events US equities crawled higher yesterday, ending a two-day slump. Though data released by the Conference Board showed reached 122.1 in December, slightly below the 17-year high of 128.6 registered in November, More...