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Market Trends In Focus: Big Week Ahead For U.S. Equities

The S&P 500 closed Friday at an all-time high of 1900.53. It was the only one of the four major indexes to close at...
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Market Snapshot: Major Indices Near ‘Big’ Levels

As many investors begin to prepare for the long holiday weekend, the major indices are nearing a critical juncture. Is a breakout coming. Or...

Trend to Nowhere: Thoughts On the Current Market Noise

Last week continued the Great Market Travail of 2014, with price action across major equity indices providing exactly zero clue about the path ahead. ...
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Market Recap For April 2014: QE Unwind Edition

by Greg Naylor     April was an uneventful month on the economic front, as the conflict in the Ukraine entered a quiet news zone, the...
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Rising Meat Prices Point To Expensive BBQ Season

As Memorial Day approaches, more and more family and friends will get together for backyard parties and BBQs. But with rising meat prices, the...

The Fix Is In: Is Earnings Season Gamified?

With over 90% of the S&P 500 (SPX) reporting through last Friday, Q1 2014 earnings season is effectively over.  As Factset reports, of those...
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Apple Deal With Beats Gets Mixed Reviews; Cool Factor Weighs

When the Apple deal with Beats started to make its way through the headlines, my first thought was "good fit."  And although it has...

Snowpocalypse Now: Why Resilient Q2 GDP Estimates May Be Fantasy

In spite (no, actually because of) last week's flatlined +0.1% Q1 Advance GDP Growth reading (published by the BEA here), Goldman Sachs' Kris Dawsey...
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May Day S&P 500 Performance Since 1950

It's May Day: half of the Western world is taking a holiday, but markets in the Americas are opening for business. In contrast to the...
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Fed Tapers While GDP Slows: Not So New-sy

On the same day that investors received confirmation that the economy slowed to a crawl (advance Q1 GDP logged in at +0.1), they also...

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