Weighing the Week Ahead: What Does the Election Mean for Stocks?

This week’s calendar includes a big serving of data, an FOMC meeting, the Democratic convention, and plenty of earnings news. The financial media will be asking: What does the election mean for stocks? Last Week The economic news was excellent, and the market reaction was positive. It was a light week for data, but the […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Earnings Expectations Sustain the Rally in Stocks?

This week’s calendar includes a pretty normal schedule, but not the most important economic reports. There will be an abundance of FedSpeak, with questions about last Friday’s employment data. Despite this, the real story will be the start of earnings season. Expectations are pretty low. Statements about the outlook are always important, but that is […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Time for the Summer Rally?

This week’s calendar includes plenty of data and a holiday-shortened week. The employment report looms, with many worried about a repeat of the weak May results. With Brexit apparently digested and the Fed on hold, I expect some attention to the possible upside. The financial media will be asking: Is it time for the summer […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: The Fed, Brexit, and the Markets

This week’s economic calendar is back to normal, with Wednesday’s FOMC announcement the highlight. Last Friday’s trading put the Brexit effects on the front burner, so I expect two themes for the week ahead. The first few days will be all about the Fed and any hints about the pace of rate increases. After the […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Is Small Employment Growth Big News for Stocks?

This week’s economic calendar is the lightest in recent memory. After Monday, FedSpeak fans will be disappointed, since we are entering the quiet period before the next FOMC meeting. Like nature, pundits abhor a vacuum. To fill it they will be asking: Is the weak employment report big news for stocks? Last Week Most of […]

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