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November 2, 2017

Extra! Extra! Apple Earnings, Fed Chair Announcement, Tax Plan Loom Today

The market is full of intrigue today as investors wait for Apple’s (AAPL) earnings, the unveiling of a Republican tax plan, and the announcement of a new Fed chair.

November 1, 2017

Fed Stands Still on Interest Rates; Leaves Door Open for December Hike

As markets predicted, Fed keeps rates in 1%-1.25% range but changes wording to call economic activity 'solid,' replacing earlier assessment of 'modest'

November 1, 2017

Waiting on a Tax Plan, But Facebook and Fed Center Stage as Rally Rolls On

Investors apparently will have to wait one more day for a Republican tax plan, but a Fed decision and earnings from Facebook (FB) could keep things from getting dull.

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October 31, 2017

Bumpy Trading Sessions Continue, but Benchmarks Point to October Advances

Earnings, Fed's start of two-day meeting on agenda as Facebook, Alphabet and Twitter head to Congress. Keep an ear to the ground for news on tax proposals

October 30, 2017

AAPL, FB Earnings and More on Tap This Week; Jobs Numbers Out on Friday

A week chock-full of earnings and economic data could put more punch into the markets. Or not.

October 27, 2017

Big Tech Blowout, GDP Might Move Dow to Record Territory. Again.

Earnings, earnings, earnings—they’re everywhere and the markets appear to respond favorably to the strength of many of the reports out this week.

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October 26, 2017

Got Earnings? Lots of Them on Docket as Parade Marches On in Full Force

It's the busiest earnings day in the season, and the markets could repeat the pattern they've already etched out so far this week. Earnings drive the markets.

October 25, 2017

Ignoring D.C. Squabbles, Market Zeros in On Mostly Positive Earnings Flow

We’ve said it before and probably will say it again: Earnings drive the markets. That’s certainly been the case so far this week as major indices hit record highs Tuesday.

October 24, 2017

From Tepid to Sizzling; Markets Moved Higher in Early Going Amid Earnings

As noted here many times, earnings powers markets no matter what the direction, and Q3 parade appears to head solidly to the upside

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October 23, 2017

Momentary Interruption: ECB Meeting Could Provide Distraction From Earnings

Get ready for a gusher of a week. One of the biggest earnings days of the quarter comes this Thursday, the same day that the European Central Bank (ECB) meets.

October 20, 2017

Is the Bull Still on the Run? Benchmarks Look Notably Higher in Early Going

A tax reform budget blueprint narrowly passed the Senate last night, potentially giving stocks more fuel to power further ahead

October 19, 2017

Might Markets Pull Back Today? Tax Reform, Earnings on Agenda

Remember that markets have seen little movement in recent sessions, and when they have it's rarely been to the downside

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October 18, 2017

Nifty 50: DJIA Hits 50th Record of Year With American Express, eBay Ahead

The day dawns with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) at 50. That is, 50 record highs so far this year. IBM beat, and stocks gained in pre-market action Wednesday.

October 17, 2017

Watching Dow 23,000: Index Flirts with Fresh Milestone, Financials Move Up

The Dow closed 43 points shy of another major milestone Monday as it and SPX passed fresh peaks; earnings results today might move markets

October 16, 2017

Earnings Parade Underway: Netflix and More Big Banks To Start Busy Week

Big banks kicked off reporting season last week, but a bunch of other sectors get their turns at bat starting in coming days. Housing data also ahead.

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October 13, 2017

Plenty to Ponder Amid Big Bank Q3 Results, Inflation Data, Retail Sales

Big bank earnings take the spotlight again Friday, as Bank of America and Wells Fargo step to center stage. Additionally, a host of data could help shape action.

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