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Comments On The Fed

A more dovish Federal Reserve kept rates steady (2.25% to 2.50%) today while also reducing Read more

Job Security Is At Decade High

U.S. workers are growing more confident amid a robust labor market. According to this month’s Read more

Global Equity Markets Advance The Most In 4 Months

Sparked by China’s renewed commitment to stimulus and continued momentum on trade, global stocks capped Read more

Breadth or Depth? Relative Strength Indicators Suggest Industrials, Utilities and Tech May Be Overvalued

As we head into today’s close, the S&P 500 Index breached the “overbought” level of Read more

Small-Cap Rally Is Up Against Some Resistance Levels

The Russell 2000 is on the cusp of hitting technical resistance and other major indexes Read more

Notes on the Non-Farm Payrolls

Despite the partial government shutdown, employers started 2019 by hiring the most workers in almost Read more

Emerging Markets Growth

Growth rates in China, India and other developing economies has dwarfed that of advanced economies Read more

Effects from the Shutdown

While individual workers will suffer from missing paychecks, the macroeconomic impact will be manageable.  The Read more

S&P 500 Rally

This week saw more positive news for equity bulls as data continued to show economic Read more


Over the past few months, major swings in U.S. stocks have become the norm. Both Read more

Payroll Numbers Surge

  Employers added the most workers since February as wage growth increased and labor-force participation Read more

ISM Report Isn’t All Bad

While today’s disappointing ISM report will likely increase concerns over the health of the US Read more

Graph of ADP numbers.

ADP Numbers Were Great

A 271,000 surge in the ADP number (private payrolls) in December provides further evidence that Read more

Market Observations

As we closed last quarter, the S&P 500 (barometer for the U.S. markets) had just Read more