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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Weighing the Week Ahead: Sustaining a Fragile Recovery

The economic calendar is a big one, compressed into a holiday-shortened week.  Market participants will be checking out shortly after the Thursday morning jobs report for an extended weekend – somewhere! Employment data is the focus, but ISM manufacturing, consumer confidence, industrial production, factory orders, pending home sales, and auto sales are also all on […]

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