Fed Rally

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The Fed as expected, well by me and the minority anyway, remained accommodative. They even left in the “considerable time” language about raising rates. The Santa Rally failed, but thanks to Yellen (perhaps we should call her Mrs. Claus), she got his sleigh back in the air. FED RALLY We rocketed yesterday as the FOMC Read more…

Considerable Time

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Today is all about the Fed. After the turmoil in the oil markets and then Russian Ruble collapse, it all comes down to the Fed to help calm the market. Initially this was to be a quiet and boring FOMC meeting during the holidays, mostly juiced with rhetoric about how well the economy is doing Read more…

Market Sell Off?

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The short-term supports broke on Friday as the market plunged. The action didn’t seem like a panic, rather a controlled sell-off as investors look to take money off the table heading into the close of the year. However even the most controlled sell-off can be fueled by margin calls and forced liquidation, all of which Read more…

Don’t Panic

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The market came under fire yesterday and we saw huge declines across the board. We broke down to, and in some cases, through those short-term supports. However, we may get a reprieve and consolidate a little before making a run lower or higher. What is the driving force? That is an easy question, which can Read more…

November Labor Report

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It’s the last big data point before Christmas, the Labor Report. It can certainly inject optimism, hope, and that can translate into a Santa Claus rally. On the other hand, it could bring renewed concerns and fears, sending investors into hibernation. The Labor Report, as silly as it sounds, can have a rather large impact Read more…

ADP Report Disappoints.

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The initial holiday sales from Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been mixed. There was certainly some good news about the pick-up in online traffic. However it seems that it is not EXPANDING consumer demand, but rather a shift from brick-and-mortar to retail. The net is that expectations remain at 4% growth in consumer spending Read more…

Cyber Monday?

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Was Cyber Monday strong enough to make up for the lack-luster Black Friday? The data coming out this morning is mixed and even conflictive. Meanwhile oil continues to be a concern that could further galvanize future geopolitical alignments not beneficial to the U.S. or the West. Cyber Monday Courtesy of cybermonday Yesterday we reported that Read more…

Red Friday?

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Traditionally Black Friday is the time of shopping, families and friends plan which store to visit first, what to buy, and check the sales. For many it is a tradition and affair and even part of the holidays. It is true that online sales have been growing, stealing business from the traditional brick-n-mortar stores, but Read more…

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