Weighing the Week Ahead: Energy Prices, Politics, and Jobs

There are many economic and political cross-currents.  This leads to a host of plausible-sounding opinions and plenty of confusion! Last week I highlighted the energy price concern.  This week I try to look at each of the major market worries in an objective fashion.  As usual, I will review the data and also look ahead.  […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: The Beat Goes On

The extended stock market rally has everyone checking the record books and looking for explanations.  Your understanding of the rally is important since it helps to predict when it will end. Some focus on history.  Eddy Elfenbein notes the official doubling of the S&P 500.  David Merkel wisely notes that the extent of the rise […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Some Worries Resolved

Developments last week helped to resolve some key market worries.  It should be cause for celebration. Change in Egypt came with less blood and better future prospects than most expected.  This is good and important news. Earnings season continues to show strength – -not just in the bottom line but also in revenues and profit […]

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