Weighing the Week Ahead: Time for A Look Under the Hood of the Economic Engine

We face an important economic calendar and earnings reports from 192 companies in the S&P 500.  We will get important data on sentiment, personal income and spending, housing, employment claims, inflation, manufacturing.  The first estimate of Q2 GDP is expected to be bad, very bad. And by the way, the FOMC meets and announces a […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: What is Your Personal Downside Risk?

The economic calendar is light with a focus on home sales.  Unemployment claims data remains an especially important indicator.  Second quarter earnings reports will be more important than the economic data, but I do not expect much fresh information on COVID-19 and earnings outlook.  The average investor gets little help from any of these reports […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Time for Some Hedging?

The economic calendar is extensive with a focus on housing and consumer behavior.  Expect market participants to look for any sign that the economic recovery is stalling in the face of the COVID-19 surge and the slower pace of reopening.  Unemployment claims data remains an especially important indicator.  Second quarter earnings reports, beginning with the […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Don’t Look Back!

The economic calendar is modest, and many market participants will probably extend their long weekends.  The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index and jobless claims data will be the most important. Credit for today’s theme goes to Satchel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers of all time. Don’t look back; something might be gaining on you. Picture Courtesy […]

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