Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Disappointing Earnings End the Stock Market Rally?

It is time for a return to normalcy! I expect much less Washington politics and much more focus on corporate earnings. While economic data reports are still delayed and distorted, we will gradually get back to analysis of economic fundamentals as well. Last week's theme emphasized the end of the apparent Washington stalemate – no […]

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How to Profit from the Shutdown Aftermath

The verdict from traders and the punditry is in: The bungling Washington politicians have merely “kicked the can” and we must all revisit the same problems in 90 days. The prevailing sentiment is extremely negative. The Yahoo Finance polls are not a scientific sample, but they are a reflection of attentive investors. In asking how […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: What Will the Government Shutdown Cost?

The most important issue facing the US markets and economy is the pending government shutdown. If this expands into a debt default, the implications reach worldwide. As I accurately forecast last week: "Despite a busy economic calendar this week will focus on Washington and the inability to compromise on important decisions. There are two key […]

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