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Stocks Slip This Week On Earnings, Fed Uncertainties

The major indices entered this week at all-time highs, but exit with their first weekly losses since late June as the momentum couldn’t be sustained at the start of earnings season.   The S&P and NASDAQ were each off by...
Related topics: Nasdaq, US Equity Markets

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Tuesday: Existing Home Sales, Richmond Fed Mfg Survey

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Fall Again as Lenders Play Catch UpMortgage rates lower again today. The improvement was fairly decent given the amount of movement seen in the bond market. The reason for that has to do...
Related topics: Polls, Mortgages

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Something's Not Quite Right - "this Is Not Your 2016/2017/2018 Bull Market"

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, Tech Oddity Tech making new highs again in July as markets are anticipating rate cuts from the Fed later in the month. It’s still early in the earning season, but about to get heavy with...
Related topics: Netflix (NFLX)

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Chicago Fed "index Points To Economic Growth Near Historical Trend In June"

From the Chicago Fed: Index Points to Economic Growth near Historical Trend in JuneThe Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) ticked up to –0.02 in June from –0.03 in May. One of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the...

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A Foolish Take: How Big Will The Federal Reserve's Next Move Be?

The Federal Reserve has control of monetary policy in the U.S., and given some of the recent economic hiccups that we've seen recently, there's been a lot of speculation about whether the Fed will step in to cut interest rates from the current range...

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Maybe No Rate Cut In July?

Authored by Chris Whelan via TheInstitutionalRiskAnalyst.com, We caused a bit of a fuss last week on CNBC by suggesting that the Federal Open Market Committee will not cut the target for Fed funds this month.  We suggested instead that the...
Related topics: Cnbc, FOMC

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Why Are So Many Unable To Cover A $400 Emergency?

About 20% of households have less than $400 in their checking and savings account, based on a Federal Reserve study. Others fear paying another bill.       

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Trump Slams Fed's "misguided" Tightening, Warns "far More Costly" To Wait To...

Members of the FOMC might be in their "quiet period" ahead of the July Fed meeting, where the board is expected to cut interest rates by at least 25 bp, but President Trump's attacks on the central bank continue. In a series of tweets, Trump...
Related topics: FOMC, Banking

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Why Are So Many Unable To Cover A $400 Emergency?

About 20% of households have less than $400 in their checking and savings account, based on a Federal Reserve study. Others fear paying another bill.       

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What To Watch This Week

Market expectations for Fed FOMC interest rate cuts have gyrated back and forth following a recent speech by NY Fed President Williams, one of the key decision makers within the Fed FOMC. He appeared to support a 50bps rate cut at the meeting at the...
Related topics: FOMC

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Sunday Night Futures

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of July 21, 2019Monday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Chicago Fed National Activity Index for June. This is a composite index of other data.From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 and DOW futures are down...
Related topics: Cnbc, Bloomberg

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Fairly Recently: Must- And Should-reads, And Writings... (july 17, 2019)

Weekly Forecasting Update: July 12, 2019: "the Fed has recognized that its hope of normalizing the Fed Funds rate in the foreseeable future is vain, and has now recognized that its confidence over the past six years that we were close to full...

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Fed Flip-flops & The Battle For Control

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, Markets are engaged in a clear battle for control: An active Fed eager to extend the business cycle using asset price inflation as its primary means to generate further debt financed growth on the...
Related topics: Inflation

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Saturday Assorted Links

1. The culture that is West Palm Beach: “The loop of “Baby Shark” and “Raining Tacos” is a temporary fix to keep homeless people off the patio.” 2. Federal Reserve comic books now on-line. 3. Why are women’s voices deeper...

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Trump Attacks Us Fed, Demands Rate Cut

President Donald Trump attacked the independent US Federal Reserve on Friday, demanding the central bank reverse course and cut interest rates — something it is widely expected to do this month. In another Twitter outburst, Trump called on the...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Banking, Social Media, Twitter (business)

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Schedule For Week Of July 21, 2019

The key reports this week are the advance estimate of Q2 GDP, and June New and Existing Home Sales.For manufacturing, the July Richmond and Kansas City Fed manufacturing surveys will be released.----- Monday, July 22nd -----8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed...

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Why J.c. Penney, Qep Resources, And Pacific Biosciences Slumped Today

Wall Street had a quiet close to the week on Friday, as broad-based market benchmarks finished the session with modest declines. Various members of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy committee have been making statements about their views on the...

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Analyst Apologizes After Downgrade Math Error Sends Stock Tumbling

Just how "efficient" is the stock market in this day and age when risk prices are set solely by the Fed? Consider the following fiasco: on Thursday one day after Stifel Nicolaus analyst Ben Nolan downgraded nat gas company Tellurian from Buy (and...

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Downed Drones, Fed Fubar, & Tanker Turmoil Spark Stock Slump; Silver Soars Most In 3 Years

Anyone else feel like we're "on a highway to the danger zone" in stocks? Only China's tech-heavy ChiNext ended the week positive...   European stocks were red across the board with Italy worst on headlines about a fresh election...   US...
Related topics: Drones, China, Italy

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The Wayne's World Job Market

Submitted by Daniel DiMartino-Booth of Quill Intelligence Structural unemployment exists when available workers do not have the skills for the current job openings which continues to be an issue identified by the Fed’s Beige Book; however, the...
Related topics: Unemployment

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