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Royal Wedding In Focus
With a highly anticipated royal wedding on the docket for this weekend if you ve been living under a rock Prince Harry will be wed to American actress and humanitarian activist Meghan Markle Saturday mid day in England and very early in the a m U S time we thought it might be worthwhile

Oil Will Be The Headline Risk Soon; Here's Why You Should Ignore The Naysayers
Shutterstock photo I spend a lot of time these days studying oil. From a trading perspective, it is one of the best markets around. Futures provide highly leveraged, readily available, and relatively inexpensive access to a market that responds to the kind of mix between fundamental and technical factors that I

How Much Consumption Growth Is There?
Retail sales data for April was less than spectacular. The three month rolling average marginally slowed, and non-seasonally adjusted (but inflation adjusted) growth was under 2%  [analysis here] . For most, retail sales are ignored - the primary economic gauge is personal consumption expenditures (PCE) as it

WMT Q1 Earnings, Initial Claims In Focus
Initial Jobless Claims from last week were again released before the bell this Thursday as they do every Thursday And even though the week over week headline rose by 11 000 claims the total of 222K is still within an historically very healthy range For more than a year we d seen a strong

Industrial, Housing Data In Focus
Center stage in this week of lighter Q1 earnings headlines economic data etc we see the largest amount of activity this Wednesday Housing Starts and Permits as well as Industrial Production and Capitalization all for the month of April are hitting the tape this morning So is one

Retail Sales, Empire State And More
Futures are trading down ahead of the opening bell this morning both prior to and immediately following both April Retail Sales numbers and the May Empire State report both of which came in better than anticipated Actually Retail Sales on the headline was in line with estimates at 0 3

OPEC Lifts Oil Demand Forecast Amid Rising Prices
OPEC revised up on Monday its forecast for global oil demand growth this year, but noted that sanctions, tariffs, and the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal point to rising uncertainty over the global economic growth momentum. In its closely watched  Monthly Oil Market Report  out today, OPEC revised up its

WMT, M, HD To Report Earnings Results
We start a new trading week being given something of a breather no major economic data is scheduled for release no speeches from any members of the Federal Open Market Committee regarding interest rate policy and even Q1 earnings season has entered its cyclical cooling phase big Retail

Week Ahead: Focus On Trade Keeps Outlook Sunny, But Storm Clouds Are Gathering
This morning, as I was doing my usual early Monday morning recap of news and markets, I had a familiar, nagging feeling. It was a feeling that I have come, over the years, to regard as worrisome. I felt that the market was completely missing something important. That worries me because I learned a long time ago that

Has The Market Crash Been Put On Hold Again?
By Avi Gilburt, Last weekend, I wrote an article entitled "The Market Is Going To Crash." The response to that article garnered over 55,000 hits on Seeking Alpha, which is about 4-5 times the reads that I normally get on a stock market update. This gives me anecdotal insight into where the