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September 26, 2016

Move Over Fed, It’s Time To Debate: Market Focus May Shift Toward Election

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.

September 23, 2016

Easy Money: Central Banks’ Dovish Policies Intensify Search for Yield

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.

September 22, 2016

Thanks, Fed! Markets Rally After Yellen and Crew Deliver As Anticipated

No surprises. That’s the main takeaway from this week’s Fed meeting, and investors seem happy with the results.

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September 21, 2016

Fed Reaction: Rates Stay Put For Now. Is Another Holiday Hike Ahead?

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'

September 21, 2016

The End is Near! Might Fed Announcement Move Traders to Trade Again?

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

September 20, 2016

Markets Head Higher Ahead of Fed, BOJ Monetary Policy Meetings

Investors again appear to be treading cautiously ahead of central banks decisions. Can you hear Tom Petty singing, "waiting is the hardest part"?

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September 19, 2016

Waiting for the Fed: Hike Seen Unlikely But Post-FOMC Statement in Focus

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.

September 16, 2016

Wallet Feeling Lighter? Market Digests Inflation Data With Fed Ahead

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.

September 15, 2016

Disappointing Data: Retail Sales Fail To Impress As Fed Meeting Approaches

The string of disappointing economic data continued Thursday as retail sales for August came in below expectations.

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September 14, 2016

First They’re Up, Then Down, Back Up. Day 4 on Market Rollercoaster Begins

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.

September 13, 2016

Is that Volatility Knocking? Could Fundamentals Be Making a Comeback?

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?

September 12, 2016

Stocks Broke Out of Summer Slumber Friday. Are They Still Awake Today?

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?

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September 9, 2016

Will the Fed Hike Rates? Rosengren Makes Case; Markets Move Lower

Finally, something to move the markets—even if it doesn’t appear to be exactly bolstering them. Is volatility a bad thing?

September 8, 2016

Investors Appear to Tighten Reins Amid Uncertainty on Rates, Presidential Election

What’s so bad about taking a wait-and-see approach to trading amid such ambiguity? Is no move a smart move?

September 7, 2016

Markets Open with a Big Yawn as They Seek Direction, Await Fed Input

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?

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September 6, 2016

Farewell Summer: Lukewarm Jobs Data Mark Autumn’s Beginning

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.

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