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August 29, 2017

North Korean Missile Launch Rattles Markets; Rhetoric Might Rule Rest of Day

Investors appear to be switching gears from complacency to uncertainty amid jitters caused by NK's bold move and ongoing havoc Tropical Storm Harvey is wreaking.

August 28, 2017

Yellen Mum on Policy, So Focus Shifts To Approaching Jobs, Inflation, GDP Data

Fed Chair Janet Yellen usually delivers when investors expect her to address monetary policy and the economy. But she didn't Friday, so data could tell tale.

August 25, 2017

Round 1: Yellen Vs. Hurricane Harvey As Speech Competes with Storm For Market’s Focus

Hurricane Harvey is blowing toward the Gulf Coast, but the market’s collective attention rests thousands of miles away. Yellen speaks today at Jackson Hole.

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August 24, 2017

Wyoming Watch: Choppiness Possible In Low Volume As Jackson Hole Gets Underway

As the sun rises over Wall Street, investors look west toward the Rocky Mountains in hopes of a catalyst that might help wake the sleepy markets. Yellen speaks Friday.

August 23, 2017

Dog Days Are Barking: Thin Volume Possible As Jackson Hole, Durable Goods Awaited

The countdown to Jackson Hole is on after one of the market’s biggest rallies of the year. Low volume continues to be the story in these dog days of summer.

August 22, 2017

Market-Moving Catalysts are Missing as Summer Comes to End; Be Wary of Low Volume

Earnings season is in its endgame, leaving market-moving stimulus behind with little ahead beyond Jackson Hole symposium and durable goods report later this week.

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August 21, 2017

Teton Vacation: Yellen Speech Ahead As Market Digests Last Two Volatile Weeks

Last year when Fed Chair Janet Yellen addressed investors from Jackson Hole, markets were finishing a dull, placid summer. How things have changed.

August 18, 2017

Safety Back in Play After Sell-off Driven By Perceived Weakness In Key Earnings

The safety trade is back in town after yesterday’s earnings-driven sell-off, with gold, bonds and the VIX all on the upswing.

August 17, 2017

Wal-Mart Greeters Stayed Busy in Q2 But Forecast Less Rosy; Fed Minutes Digested

Shoppers flocked to the nation’s biggest retailer last quarter, but it might not be enough to satisfy the market. Fed minutes are still being assessed.

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August 16, 2017

Counting Down the Minutes: Fed Release Eyed For Hints On Rates, Balance Sheet Plans

Fed minutes and Target (TGT) results step into the spotlight today as the market continues to ease back on the so-called “fear trade” after last week’s volatile action.

August 15, 2017

Fear Exits Stage Left, Putting Focus on Strong Retail Sales, Home Depot Earnings Beat

As quickly as it surfaced, the so-called “fear trade” appears to be receding into the murky depths as tensions over North Korea fade.

August 14, 2017

Retail Therapy: Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Target All Ahead But Korea Fears Persist

A stormy week is over, but the new week promises excitement with the fast moving Korea situation and some major retail earnings likely to remain on front pages.

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August 11, 2017

Seeking Safety: Cautious Tone Prevails Amid Geopolitical Tension, Rising Volatility

Fear awoke and once again stalks the markets as tension sizzles between the U.S. and North Korea. We're seeing some flight-to-safety type trade.

August 10, 2017

Tough Talk: N. Korea Tensions Take Center Stage Even As Retail Results Pour In

Attention shoppers: Big retailers report today. These closely watched earnings compete for investor attention as the U.S./North Korea standoff casts a shadow.

August 9, 2017

Defensive Measures: Investors Flock To “Safe Havens” As North Korea Tension Flares

Geopolitics splashed cold water on the markets as tensions grew between North Korea and the United States. The 9-day streak of record DJIA closes is over.

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August 8, 2017

Can Slow Brew Rally Continue? DJIA's Win Streak Reflects Focus on Earnings

Like a train rolling uphill, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) keeps moving steadily higher, even if the gains haven’t been very steep lately.

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