Weighing the Week Ahead: Greek Ripples or Economic Fireworks?

The elements are in place for a week of fireworks. Barring some unlikely last-minute news, we are expecting a Greek bank holiday and capital controls on Monday, followed by one of the biggest weeks of the year for economic data, all crammed into a holiday shortened week. Will it be… Greek ripples or economic fireworks? […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Can Employment News Change the Fed’s Course?

This week’s economic news is mostly jobs-related. The Fed has cited employment as the most important factor in future rate decisions. There is plenty of FedSpeak on tap. Pundits love to talk about the Fed. Voila! The theme for the week will combine all of these elements: Can the employment news change the Fed’s course? […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: The Quest for New Worries

In my last WTWA (two weeks ago, since I am allegedly on vacation. I resumed work on Fed day to watch and to meet with readers and potential investors near New Orleans. Next week I’ll be back on my normal). I asked whether good news was now bad for investors. The continuing Fed focus was […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Help for the Economy from Housing?

The economic calendar includes much more housing data than we normally see in a single week. With Fed Chair Yellen’s Congressional testimony and the GDP revisions also on tap, I expect many observers to be linking these topics. They will ask: Is it finally time for a housing rebound? Prior Theme Recap In last week’s […]

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Keeping Investors Scared Witless

Investors, as usual, are bombarded with reasons to sell stocks.  This means that they are Scared Witless (TM OldProf).  Let’s take a deeper look. Short-Term Advice There has been (yet another) sighting of the Hindenburg Omen.  I pointed out the flaws of this approach in 2010.  Those seeking a higher authority might check out Barry […]

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