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June 22, 2017

Markets Struggle, but Remember They’re Still in Record Territory

Crude oil prices are fighting to stay in the green as oil's bear market appears to grab investor sentiment again. Look for pockets of good earnings news

June 21, 2017

Oil Grabs Market Attention as Inventory Levels Remain High

Traders await government's report on crude oil supplies; markets, still in record territory, slump as first day of summer might mark onset of seasonal slowdown

June 20, 2017

European Stocks Join U.S. On a Record Run as Summer Looms

Today marks the first full day of the Northern Hemisphere summer (it actually officially begins at 11:24 p.m. CDT). It’s as good a time as any for a “Eurotrip” of sorts for the markets. European stock indexes have joined U.S. counterparts in a recent record run, with traders ...

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June 19, 2017

Digesting Amazon’s Whole Foods Buy, Awaiting Fed Speakers As New Week Starts

If the past news week was dinner, investors and traders got served a few heaping platefuls. Still digesting Amazon's buy of Whole Foods, Fed move, as week begins.

June 16, 2017

Quadruple Witching, Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods Take Center Stage

It’s been a shaky week for the “high five” tech stocks, which fell again Thursday before rebounding a bit in pre-market futures trading. Amazon buys Whole Foods.

June 15, 2017

Rate Rehash: Fed’s Second Hike of Year Has Market Pondering If a Third In Store

The Fed raised rates for a second time this year, but the outstanding question remains whether it will act again before 2018. Stock futures came under pressure.

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June 14, 2017

No Cliffhanger Here: Fed Ups Rate a Quarter Point— But Tapering Ahead

Market expectations were spot-on again regarding the direction the Fed would take on interest rates. As widely predicted, it stepped up the target Fed funds range.

June 14, 2017

Fed Countdown Underway, But No Surprises Expected as Rate Hike Looks Baked In

The Fed decision is just around the corner, but before that, there’s some key data to mull, including May retail sales and the consumer price index (CPI).

June 13, 2017

Looking for Mystery? Read a Novel, as Markets See 99% Chance of Rate Hike

As info tech stocks lick their wounds, attention shifts to the Fed. There’s not much sense of mystery, however, with chances of a rate hike standing near 99%.

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June 12, 2017

Apple Cart Upset: Tech Stocks Stumble As Week Begins, But Can Pullback Last?

This was supposed to be a week focused on the Fed and a host of new data. Then tech stocks took a dive late Friday, raising questions about the sector.

June 9, 2017

Great Expectations for Week End With A Whimper as Market Impact Muted

The week began with great expectations, but Thursday’s major events ended up hardly registering on Wall Street as stocks made new highs.

June 8, 2017

Freaky Thursday: Comey Testimony, UK Election, ECB Move To Front and Center

It’s finally “freaky Thursday” and investors find themselves bracing for potential impact from three major events they’ve been waiting for all week.

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June 7, 2017

Wall Street Waiting Game: Troika of Events, Including Comey Testimony, In Focus

It’s a waiting game today as the market’s attention centers on three big political and economic events tomorrow.

June 6, 2017

A Market Triple Crown: Comey Testimony, UK Vote, ECB All Loom Later This Week

The stock market seems tentative early Tuesday, as most participants await a “triple crown” of events later this week that could potentially provide more direction.

June 5, 2017

Fed Watch Begins: June Rate Hike Still Seen Likely Despite Disappointing Jobs Data

For the second-straight May, jobs growth disappointed. But this time, it’s not seen as likely to change minds about rate hikes over at Fed headquarters.

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June 2, 2017

Slumping May Job Growth Casts Shadow, But Decent Nuggets Under the Surface

The jobs report was no bed of roses, but then again it wasn’t as bad as it might have seemed at first glance or as some might be thinking.

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