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The Fed meeting is over and earnings are still well ahead, meaning the spotlight this coming week may shine on politics as the U.S. election draws nearer.
The central banks have spoken, and the message appears to be more easy money for a longer period. As rate hike threats ebb, investors search for yield opportunity.
No surprises. That’s the main takeaway from this week’s Fed meeting, and investors seem happy with the results.
Case for a step up in the fed funds rates 'has strengthened,' but today was not the day to raise rates. November and December meetings are still 'live'
Volume has been low, market movement has been muted as traders took risk off the table ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on the how and when on interest rates
Investors again appear to be treading cautiously ahead of central banks decisions. Can you hear Tom Petty singing, "waiting is the hardest part"?
There’s a famous 20th century play in which the two main characters spend the entire performance waiting for some mysterious man to arrive. He never does.
The U.S. consumer remains under the microscope today after Thursday’s tepid retail sales data, with a key inflation reading coming in higher than expected.
The string of disappointing economic data continued Thursday as retail sales for August came in below expectations.
Investors asked for volatility and they're getting it. But after three days of raucous moves in the markets, might this be a day of calm? Time will tell.
After a yawn of a summer in the markets, are traders finally getting back to the nitty-gritty of trades based on something that's not speculative Fed talk?
This week’s trading might be marked by anecdotes and expirations, given what’s on tap and Friday's fallout. Are traders nervous enough to pull markets down again?
Finally, something to move the markets—even if it doesn’t appear to be exactly bolstering them. Is volatility a bad thing?
What’s so bad about taking a wait-and-see approach to trading amid such ambiguity? Is no move a smart move?
Markets continue to appear to go nowhere in a hurry as the major benchmarks once again hug the flat line in the early going. Is anything out there today to change that?
Summer is over, the kids are back in school, and the market faces a shortened holiday week still contemplating a somewhat tepid August jobs report.