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July 17, 2017

Up Next: Big Week With Bank, Info Tech Results Along With Central Bank Meetings

The market rolls into mid-summer near record highs as it faces a cluster of earnings, central bank meetings, and a heavy economic calendar. It’s definitely a full week.

July 14, 2017

3-2-1 Liftoff! Earnings Clock Underway As Bank Results Point to Healthy Consumer

Big banks got earnings season off to a pretty good start Friday, with results suggesting the consumer economy remains healthy despite weaker trading.

July 13, 2017

More Yellen On Tap, But Big Bank Earnings Come Into View As Market Hits Records

Fed Chair Janet Yellen told the market pretty much what it wanted to hear yesterday in her testimony to Congress, putting a charge into stock prices.

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July 12, 2017

Yellen Up to Bat at Capitol, With Fed’s Bulging Balance Sheet Possible Topic Du Jour

Arguably the real opening today is at 10 a.m. ET, when Fed Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to begin delivering her semi-annual testimony on monetary policy.

July 11, 2017

It’s Earnings Season Again: Big Banks A Highlight, But Fed Speeches In View Too

The overriding theme this week is big bank earnings, with some Fed speeches sprinkled in. There’s a lot of excitement to finally get earnings season underway.

July 10, 2017

Strong Job Growth? Check it Off. Market Now Eyes Yellen, Bank Earnings, Inflation Data

The rubber hits the road this coming week as Yellen speaks and earnings season starts. Markets start on a positive note following a rock solid June job report.

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July 7, 2017

Jobs Revival: Big Payroll Growth Outguns Expectations With Widespread Strength

U.S. jobs growth got back on track in June, with a solid tally washing away the bad taste left by a weak May report.

July 6, 2017

Pressure Cooker: North Korean Tensions Start to Weigh on U.S., World Markets

Geopolitics charged back toward center court early Thursday as market participants eyed developments in North Korea. Volatility is up in the early going.

July 5, 2017

Watching the Minutes: Fed Release Today Could Give Insight On Rates, Economy

The Fed steps up to the plate Wednesday afternoon with minutes from its June meeting, and that’s likely to be the main highlight of the day.

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July 3, 2017

Fireworks Ahead? Holiday Looms, But Week Resumes With Key Data, Including Jobs

Monday is a “check the box” day: A trading day wedged between a holiday and a weekend. But later in the week some big data loom, including monthly payrolls.

June 30, 2017

Market Licking Wounds After Sell-Off, With End-of-Quarter Profit Taking A Factor

It’s the last day of the quarter and the first half, and the stock market is coming off a steep decline Thursday. Still, it’s important to keep things in perspective.

June 29, 2017

Can Momentum Continue? Big Banks in Focus After Fed Oks Dividends, Buybacks

As the week winds down, stocks find themselves coming off the biggest daily S&P 500 (SPX) gain since late April and the third highest one-day rally of the year.

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June 28, 2017

Halo Effect: Health Bill Delay Reinforces Market Fears About D.C. Bottlenecks

As Washington struggles to push ahead with a business-friendly agenda, there’s a note of caution for stocks heading into the mid-year point.

June 27, 2017

FAANG or Fed: Take Your Pick As GOOG is Fined, Yellen Speaks Later Today

The spotlight is firmly on tech as Tuesday begins, with a number of stocks in the sector trading lower after EU regulators fined Alphabet (GOOG) $2.7 billion.

June 26, 2017

Key Data on Tap Might Offer More Insight into Economic Growth in First Half

Durable goods and GDP estimate are in pipeline this week as Q2 winds down and investors prepare for the long 4th of July holiday

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June 23, 2017

Busy Day of Trading: Russell Indexes Rebalance; Oil on Track for 5th Week of Losses

Markets mixed as Russell reconstitutes its indexes, banks pass Fed Reserves stress tests, and oil prices bounce around in bear territory

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