Weighing the Week Ahead: Why the Surprising Strength in Employment?

The economic calendar had most of the big news last week. Earnings season is winding down. It is a time to digest and analyze what we have learned. Many will be asking: Why is employment growth still strong while other indicators show weakness? Prior Theme Recap In my last WTWA (two weeks ago), I predicted […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: What Does the Election Mean for Financial Markets?

Last week’s economic calendar was the biggest of the year and this week’s is the lightest.  In the absence of important economic news and earnings, where will financial media turn to fill that space and time?  The Presidential election campaign is providing a lot of zest as well as a little substance. I expect financial […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Can a Rebounding Economy Support Stock Prices?

This week’s economic calendar is loaded with all of the most important data. In addition, Super Tuesday might provide a defining event to the political campaign. Oil remains volatile, and Fed Speakers are on the loose. Despite the political stories, I expect the punditry to be asking: Can the strengthening U.S. economy support the rebound […]

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2015 in Review: Hi-Yo, Silver!

For years, it’s been a staple of our Weighing the Week Ahead series to recognize analysts who go above and beyond in their coverage of the issues. We congratulate these writers with the Silver Bullet Award – named in honor of the Lone Ranger, who lived by a strict code: “…that all things change but truth, […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Are Earnings Expectations Too High?

The quirks of the calendar have delivered a week that has little fresh economic data.  Some will use the quiet period to continue the discussion of politics and the debt ceiling.  Others will focus on predictions for the coming year. Most are tired of "the cliff" and will be happy to turn to a new […]

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