Weighing the Week Ahead: The Return of Volatility

The economic calendar is light. That leaves plenty of time for the pontificating punditry to opine on a possible turning point in markets, bubbles and overheating, the Fed, geopolitical risks, and continuing Washington turmoil. Many will be asking: What does the increased volatility mean for financial markets? Last Week Recap In the last edition of […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Is this an Inflection Point for Both Stocks and the Economy?

The economic calendar is normal, but some of the results might not be released on schedule. If the government remains shut down, economic news may take a back seat to the political maneuvering. While we don’t know how that will play out, we can expect an important stream of corporate earnings reports. With competing news […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: A Confusing Earnings Season

The economic calendar is normal, with a holiday-shortened week and some ongoing political worries. Competing with the Washington Circus will be Q417 corporate earnings reports. The former topics will have greater news interest, but investors should be digging into the earnings reports. The earnings story is always a tasty stew – expectations, results, differing measures, […]

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