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Q2 Earnings From JPM, WFC, C and PNC
The long awaited unofficial start to Q2 earnings season is finally upon us with this morning s influx of major Wall Street banks reporting results including 160 JPMorgan Chase JPM 160 Citigroup C and 160 Wells Fargo WFC These arrive as roughly 5 of the S amp P 500 have

These 3 Industries Are Immune To The Trade War
Protectionist trade policies have really been whipsawing the market. The S&P 500’s seven-day defiant rally in the face of ongoing trade war bluster has suddenly been stopped in its tracks after president Trump  escalated China tariffs from $34 billion to $200 billion —or at least has threatened to. The latest move

Slow Productivity Growth Means Slow Wage Growth?
A recent post from the  International Monetary Fund suggests  slower productivity growth is a cause of slow employee pay growth. The chart shows that worker compensation (the red line) has increased just 2 percent or so each year, on average, since the Great Recession, down from 3½ percent in the

Delta Air Lines Q2 Earnings & Economic Data In Focus
Matching yesterday s Producer Price Index PPI figures this morning we see results for the Consumer Price Index CPI a headline read of 0 1 is a tick below expectations PPI numbers came in 10 basis points hotter than anticipated but 0 2 when we strip out volatile food amp

Big Banks' Q2 Earnings, PPI And More
We re still pretty quiet here on the Western front awaiting the deluge of Q2 earnings results that begins with the spigot opening for big banks JPMorgan 160 JPM Citigroup 160 C 160 and Wells Fargo 160 WFC 160 among them Friday before opening up to the publicly traded

Downside Risk Remains In Oil Markets
Oil prices have spiked more than  13 percent in the past ten days , with WTI  touching $75  at one point, the highest since the 2014 price crash. The factors that have contributed are quite vivid. Trump’s request that Saudi Arabia increases its production by 2 million bpd and the ensuing fear regarding the spare

Q2 Earnings Season In Focus
Market indexes are blossoming over the past week or so even as global uncertainties begin to pile up regarding trade tensions with China and other important commerce partners leadership issues in the U K ahead of tomorrow s NATO meeting in Brussels and elsewhere But there is a bright

Can Gold Prices Be Manipulated?
Is gold price manipulation a real thing or just another of those myths that have gained popularity in financial and investment circles? Manipulation in this context is defined as a purposeful effort to control gold prices. A section of gold investors believes that gold prices are systematically manipulated,

U.S. Sanctions Could Add $50 To Oil Prices
The oil industry might not be able to produce enough oil to meet global demand in a few years’ time. To be sure, much of the oil world is focused on the supply fears in the near-term. The outages in several OPEC nations, plus the  tightening noose on Iran  from the U.S. government, could lead to a supply shortfall

Kicking Off A New Week Of Trading Everything Gone Green
Kicking off a new week of trading we see everything s gone green apologies to Bernard Sumner major indexes gold and other precious metals even foreign markets overnight closed up We can see why here at home with new employment numbers Friday continuing their robust multi year upswing