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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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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The Employment Report: Three Things You Should Know but Don’t

Reporting economic news is a major subject for the media. It starts with the facts, but after lingering briefly, attention turns to speculation about what this means for the boxed-in, painted-in, rock and hard place, corner-bound Fed. Take your pick of the metaphors, including plenty of mixed versions. You’ll hear them all. Probably tomorrow! The […]

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