Weighing the Week Ahead: Stalemate?

The economic calendar has plenty of important data. Fed speakers will be on the circuit. There is plenty of political and geopolitical news. On all of these fronts we see a stalemate. (Learn more about stalemate tricks from Grandmaster and PhD mathematician Karsten Müller) The financial punditry will ask: What does political stalemate mean for […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Slowing Chinese Growth Spark a Global Recession?

We have a big economic calendar with some reporting still catching up from the government shutdown. Inflation data, small business and consumer confidence, and retail sales lead the list. In addition to the U.S. economic data, there is increasing concern about China. Pundits are wondering: Will weakening Chinese growth drag the world into a recession? […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: What is “Baked Into” Current Market Prices?

We have an important calendar with employment and housing news. Some important market worries have been avoided, at least for a time. What is behind the rebound in stocks. Trying to explain the reasons for changed market perceptions is a wonderful topic for pundits! Anyone can play since no credentials or expertise are required. Everyone […]

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