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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).

April 21, 2016

Will ECB’s Draghi Move Markets Again? Early Focus on His Remarks

Oil and earnings continue to grab attention, but European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is expected to carry the day, at least in the early going.

April 20, 2016

Markets Tread on Shaky Ground Amid Oil, Earnings Concerns

The markets are on wobbly ground today but will an influx of blue-chip earnings reports crush the base that has supported a two-day run to fresh peaks?

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April 19, 2016

Are We There Yet? All Indexes Are Rallying for Fresh Peaks

An anticipated meltdown after Doha meeting failed to bring results never came; the markets have brushed it all off and are continuing on their merry way.

April 18, 2016

Earnings Potpourri Ahead, With Big Hitters Stepping Up to the Plate

Let’s call the coming week “the potpourri of earnings,” because investors are going to be slammed with quarterly reports from some big guns starting on Monday...

April 15, 2016

Can Street Overcome Early Pressure and Beat the Friday Blues?

Financial sector earnings remain top of mind for the Street on Friday with Citigroup (C) beating top- and bottom-line expectations, but can the market extend its rally?

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April 14, 2016

Bank of America, Wells Fargo Earnings In Focus After Rally To 2016 Highs

Financial stocks led a big rally Wednesday, but mixed results from Bank of America (BAC) and Wells Fargo (WFC) brought a lack of conviction early Thursday.

April 13, 2016

Markets Stay in Rally Mode; Can S&P Index Break New Levels?

The markets rolled open in higher territory this morning, following strong sessions abroad and on the heels of Tuesday’s rally in the markets. But can it hold?

April 12, 2016

Will the Battalion of Fed Speakers Give Markets Better Direction?

If yesterday’s topsy-turvy day of trading taught us anything, it’s that there’s little conviction on the direction of trading. Will we see more of it today?

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April 11, 2016

Financial Sector To Kick Off Earnings Season, But Economic Data Also Loom

Financial sector earnings are likely to grab headlines this coming week, but there’s also important data on the way that may help give a better reading of the economy.

April 8, 2016

Follow the Oil: Flagging Street Gets a Boost From Surging Crude Market

What can the markets do for an encore after falling out of bed on Thursday? Follow the oil, it seems.

April 7, 2016

Where are the Catalysts? Market Awaits Earnings Season for Direction

The markets are struggling a bit for direction here as earnings season approaches, looking for a catalyst and trading on whatever the news of the day is.

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April 6, 2016

Markets Struggle to Rebound; Await Minutes from Fed Meeting

Stocks struggle to rebound as oil prices find higher territory amid bullish reports on inventories and renewed hope that a freeze in production is on the horizon.

April 5, 2016

Markets Retreat as Investors Step Back Ahead of Earnings Season

Is market retreat housecleaning or could investors be finally turning their attention to fundamentals?

April 4, 2016

Can Jobs Report Still Drive Markets to the Upside in Coming Week?

Friday’s jobs numbers were mostly good and helped drive the markets higher. Will that happen again this week?

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April 1, 2016

Mixed Jobs Numbers Offer Something For Both Bears and Bulls

Jobs numbers came in as expected. But deeper in the report there were positive data and also some numbers that raise concern about the state of the economy.

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