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October 12, 2017

First Two Big Banks Outpace Street’s Q3 Estimates Despite Hitch in Trading

Despite declines in trading revenue, two of the biggest U.S. banks managed to easily beat Wall Street’s earnings projections as reporting season got underway.

October 11, 2017

Checking In With The Fed: September Minutes Could Provide Insight

Last month, the Fed announced it would begin unwinding its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. The release of minutes from the meeting could be in focus today.

October 10, 2017

Dancing With $50: Oil Could Be Story Today As Earnings Approach

Like a train barreling down the tracks, earnings season rapidly approaches as investors prepare for big banks to open their 3Q books later this week.

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October 9, 2017

Back to Banks: Financial Sector Results Next After Weak Jobs Data

Earnings season gets underway this coming week after the U.S. jobs machine took a hurricane-induced hiatus in September. Bank earnings could shift the focus quickly.

October 6, 2017

Hindered By Hurricanes: Storms Clipped Jobs Growth But Wages Rose

Blame it on the storms. For the first time in seven years, monthly job growth declined in September, falling 33,000 in the wake of hurricanes hitting the South.

October 5, 2017

Summer in Autumn? Dog Days Return Ahead Of Friday's Jobs Data

Parts of the country seem to be enjoying extended summer weather, and the market is acting in some ways like an extended summer market: Quiet and a little slow.

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October 4, 2017

Win Streak In Jeopardy As Yellen Remarks, Friday Jobs Data Loom

Wall Street is on a winning streak, but might take a little break Wednesday if pre-market trading is any indication. Friday's jobs data and a Yellen speech are in focus.

October 3, 2017

Can the SPX Do It Again? Benchmarks Look for Another Positive Day

Stocks appear headed for another day in the record books if the positive momentum, sluggish as it is, continues throughout the session; auto sales out later

October 2, 2017

Quarter Starts With Inflation Mystery Unsolved, Jobs Data On Way

A new quarter dawns on Wall Street in a week packed with data, including monthly payrolls. We'll see what Q4 brings as earnings season and economic numbers loom.

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September 29, 2017

No Quibbles with Quarter: Stocks Near Record Highs As Q3 Ends

Hurricanes, missile threats, and Washington drama all dominated the quarter, but didn’t prevent strong market gains.

September 28, 2017

Take Five: Stocks Look Ready for A Breather Despite Tax Plan, GDP

Markets start Thursday near record highs after Republicans unveiled tax reform details. Today brought a strong reading on GDP.

September 27, 2017

Tax Plan Unveiling, Weak Bonds In Focus As Yellen Speech Pondered

A tax plan from Congress and a big drop in bond prices could be market catalysts Wednesday, even as investors continue to ponder words from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

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September 26, 2017

Markets Struggle Early On; Yellen, Reports Might Provide Oopmh

Markets bounced around flat line in early going as investors appeared to be waiting for impetus to nudge them after three-day losing streak

September 25, 2017

What Next? A Dash of GDP and Geopolitics as Eventful Q3 Nears End

Escalating geopolitical tensions, possible profit taking at the end of the quarter, and a few key economic numbers could be in focus on Wall Street over the coming days.

September 22, 2017

Scoring a Safety: Geopolitics Has Defensive Unit On Field

Aside from renewed geopolitical queasiness as North Korean and U.S. leaders trade barbs and threats, catalysts seem hard to find early Friday.

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September 21, 2017

Markets Digest Fed, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Economic Data

The Dow and S&P tapped fresh record peaks again yesterday, but can they keep it up? Benchmarks are flat in the early going

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