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September 20, 2017

History Made: Fed Moves to End Easy Money Policy; Rates Steady

Central Bank said it will unwind $4.5 trillion balance sheet beginning next month; Fed doesn't know why inflation is staying under 2%

September 20, 2017

Fed Watch Ramps Up: More Details on Balance Sheet Not Guaranteed

It’s watch and wait this morning as the Fed gets ready to wrap up its two-day meeting. Stocks and bonds could be range-bound for a few hours.

September 19, 2017

Markets Move Moderately Higher ahead of 2-Day Fed Policy Meeting

Another day, another record? Stocks trek into positive territory amid calm trading; Fed rate hike looks like a nonstarter but balance sheet reduction might not be

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September 18, 2017

Fed’s Not All: Bank of Japan, Housing Data, Geopolitics In Focus As FOMC Approaches

It’s Fed week, but there’s a lot more to it than just that. Investors might also want to focus on housing data as well as an interest rate decision by the Bank of Japan.

September 15, 2017

Taking Pause: Geopolitical Tensions Return Even As Market Ponders Host of Data

Geopolitical tension bubbled up again Friday after a short hiatus, reminding investors that trouble on the international front isn’t necessarily going away.

September 14, 2017

Milestone Marker: S&P 500 Near 2,500 As Surging Energy Sector Provides Jolt

The day opens with 2,500 in sight for the S&P 500. All three major indices set new highs Wednesday for the second-straight day with help from strong energy markets.

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September 13, 2017

Resilient Market Keeps Chugging Along, But Slight Weakness Seen Early Today

The bottom line is, the market seems resilient. Every time it’s been pressed down, it's hopped right back up, and now sits at record highs.

September 12, 2017

Another Day, Another Record Set? Market Benchmarks on Track to Rally Again?

The relief rally that started yesterday could continue ahead of a much-hyped Apple reveal event later that might rev up technology sectors

September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma Calms Down; Markets Appear Ready to Move to Higher Ground

As investors appear to breathe a sigh of relief that the weekend did not end with larger losses of life and land, markets look to return to rally mode

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September 8, 2017

As Hurricane Irma Barrels Toward Florida, Weekend Waiting Game Begins

It’s a waiting game today as the weekend approaches and Hurricane Irma barrels toward the Florida coast. Futures turned lower in pre-market trading.

September 7, 2017

Hurricane Replaces Debt Ceiling On Front Pages, While ECB Keeps Rates Unchanged

Eyes turn overseas this morning as the European Central Bank (ECB) announced it’s keeping interest rates unchanged. Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma has Florida in its sights.

September 6, 2017

Yellow Flag Waving: Investors Seem Reluctant to Commit Amid Geopolitical Fears

In auto racing, a yellow flag warns drivers to be cautious. Investors might also be seeing yellow this morning after yesterday’s sharp move lower.

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September 5, 2017

Markets Digest News of North Korean Missile Testing; Fed Speakers on Tap Too

Stepped up worries about geopolitical uncertainty might keep investors on their toes; 10-year yields fall near lows as markets gear up for hints of Fed rate decision

September 1, 2017

More To The Picture: Jobs Growth Slows, But Data Hold Positive Hints For Economy

Jobs growth slowed in August and the government reduced its estimates for previous months. Wages barely budged. Still, Friday’s report offered signs of progress.

August 31, 2017

Au Revoir, Summer: Market On Late-Season Upswing Ahead of Friday's August Jobs Data

The stock market keeps shaking off hurricanes and North Korean missiles, and starts the last day of meteorological summer today riding a four-session rally.

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August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey, N. Korea Still On Front Burner, But Market Signaling Resilience

Despite a massive hurricane and continued noise out of North Korea, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) has a chance Wednesday to post its fourth consecutive day of gains.

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