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Focus On New Construction Data
We certainly have new Q4 earnings data to pass along to our readers ahead of the bell this morning but being Thursday we also have weekly Initial Jobless Claims Beyond this we also see new reads on Housing Starts and the Philly Fed survey A wild week over week swing in Initial Jobless

Forex: What is Behind Today's V Shaped Moves?
Daily FX Market Roundup 01.17.18 We haven't seen this type of volatility in the foreign exchange market in weeks. In the last 24 hours trading ranges expanded sharply leading to big moves in currencies. The NY session started with strength for the U.S. dollar and weakness in euro and sterling.  Although the

Trump on Debt: A Lesson in Big League Economics
Donald Trump campaigned on a promise of tackling America’s $20 trillion debt problem.

Spending Bill In Focus
Both on the Martin Luther King birthday holiday Monday and in Tuesday s pre market open we saw stock index futures particularly on the Dow up big This got market participants salivating ahead of the holiday shortened week and as fresh Q4 earnings results hit the tape mostly containing

Wall Street's Biggest Banks Start Earnings Season
As we saw during yesterday s closed market futures activity the Dow looks to gain over 200 points out of the gate this morning This follows a 200 gain and new record high on Friday as Q4 earnings from some of Wall Street s biggest banks kicked off a new season of earnings reports Ahead

Markets Closed On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Today marks the national domestic holiday for Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr On what would have been his 89th birthday Dr King is remembered for helping bring Civil Rights to people of color in the U S This April will mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination King is also known for

Earnings And Economic Data Deluge
Ahead of today s opening bell Q4 earnings season finally gets rolling this Friday Though we have seen companies like Delta and Fed Ex report for the quarter in the past days and weeks this morning we see a flock of banks and investment firms all reporting Q4 numbers signaling the next

How Wealthy Are Americans?
Since the financial wipeout of the Great Recession, Americans have slowly regained wealth on their houses and other assets. The average per capita wealth in the USA is currently nearly $300,000. And interestingly enough, until recently there was good correlation between REAL (inflation adjusted) net worth

A Flurry Of Economic Data
Unexpectedly and for basically the first time in calendar 2018 we see economic data that is weaker than expected Both weekly Initial Jobless Claims and the December Producer Price Index PPI both underdelivered from expectations ahead of the opening bell today and one day ahead of

3 Million Barrels Per Day Could Go Offline In 2018
Venezuela’s oil production has been falling for years, but 2018 could mark a new, darker chapter for the South American nation. Late last year, Venezuela’s government  defaulted on millions of dollars’ worth of debt , with larger and more significant payments maturing this year. The ability to service billions in