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May 13, 2016

Good April Retail Sales Results Shave Early Losses. But Will Markets Rise?

Upbeat government report on April sales stemmed early losses. Is it the first sign that consumers have not taken their toys and gone home?

May 12, 2016

Seesaw Week Continues As Investors Await Friday’s Retail Sales Data

The market’s seesaw week continued Thursday, with major stock indices climbing slightly after Wednesday’s sharp losses.

May 11, 2016

Will a Mouse Take a Bite Out of Stock Market’s Upward Momentum?

Will Walt Disney (DIS) and its famous mouse prevent the market from building on Tuesday’s gains? Exuberance that lifted stocks to two-week highs is threatened.

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May 10, 2016

Markets Appear to Lack Conviction. Will JOLTs Report, Well, Jolt It?

Market activity appears to show some signs of strength with most arrows pointing upward, but there’s little conviction given the pullback from solid gains earlier.

May 9, 2016

With Jobs Data In Rear View Mirror, Retail Sales, PPI Among Key Data Ahead

With most of the big earnings and the April jobs report now behind, two key data reports dominate the coming week: Retail sales and the Producer Price Index (PPI).

May 6, 2016

No Surprise Here: Job Numbers Disappoint; Markets React

The markets turned deeper to the downside early Friday after the government's all-important employment numbers revealed that nonfarm job growth is slowing.

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May 5, 2016

Wildfires Rage, Crude Prices Jump and Markets Advance

Higher oil prices got a lift from wildfires impacting oil production in Canada to ignite the markets after three days of trading to the downside.

May 4, 2016

Sell in May and Go Away? Is the Old Stock-Market Maxim in Play?

“Sell in May and go away” advocates getting out of equity markets now to sidestep May-October seasonal volatility. Will the adage prove itself out this year?

May 3, 2016

China Syndrome: Street Stumbles on Weak Chinese Manufacturing Data, Dollar

China continues to haunt markets, as disappointing manufacturing data from the Asian giant tripped up U.S. and European stocks early Tuesday.

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May 2, 2016

Gorilla in the Room: Jobs Report Looms But More Earnings Also on Tap

After two feverish weeks of earnings reports and a couple of central bank meetings, key data this coming Friday may give an even better picture of the economy.

April 29, 2016

As Earnings Season Wanes, Worries About Bank Policy Back on Front Burner

With the bulk of earnings season fading in the rear-view mirror, interest rate policy is back on the front burner Friday and uncertainty is the key word.

April 28, 2016

Street Caught in Cross Currents Between Weak Overseas Markets, Earnings

U.S. markets appeared caught in some cross currents early Thursday, with the Bank of Japan’s interest rate policy competing with a slew of earnings for attention.

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April 27, 2016

AAPL, Tech Pressure Markets Early; Will Fed Decision on Rates Later?

A nasty after-hours session Tuesday set the tone for today’s downward pitch in trading but there are glimmers of hope -- see crude prices -- elsewhere.

April 26, 2016

What Might Move Markets? Will It Be Earnings Results? Fed Decision?

Markets are looking for some oomph amid a bevy of economic reports, earnings and the Federal Reserve decisions on interest-rate hikes

April 25, 2016

Earnings Deluge Ahead, Peppered With Consumer Data, Fed Meeting

After two weeks of feverish earnings activity, investors approach the coming week still looking for direction.

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April 22, 2016

Street Focus Shifts to Big Three: GE, Caterpillar and McDonald’s

Today’s trade likely will be dictated by three stocks reporting earnings this morning: General Electric (GE), Caterpillar (CAT) and McDonald’s (MCD).

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