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Initial Jobless Claims Decline
Like most Thursdays today s pre market brings us fresh 160 Initial Jobless Claims 160 data with results close to where they ve been for most of 2019 thus far 221K last week amounts to a drop of 9000 claims from the previous week s slightly upwardly revised 230K Still toward the upper

Buy Now? What Next?
By Colin Symons, CFA There are two basic ways to invest in the market. You can either stick your finger in the air and invest however the wind is blowing or you can have a process, a lens through which to view a broader spectrum of factors to invest assets. It seems obvious to me which way makes the most sense,

Powell To Speak Today
The Federal Open Market Committee FOMC or The Fed are finishing up their latest two day meeting today These are the events whereby interest rates are raised lowered or kept at current levels Right now and since the last Fed raise in December of last year rates are at 2 25 2 50 This

Traders Are Too Focused On Silver Lining And Ignoring The Cloud
Shutterstock photo One should always be careful not to overreact to earnings reports that are released outside the “season,” the few weeks after the end of the calendar quarter that sees the bulk of corporate earnings released. The demands of the twenty-four hour news cycle means that they tend to attract a

We Are Still Setting Up For A Strong Rally In Bonds - Are You Ready?
By Avi Gilburt A few weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled “Bonds Setting Up To Skyrocket,” and boy did I get a lot of pushback in the comments section. And, when I see so many who are still very bearish of bonds, it tells me that I am likely on the right track with my expectations for higher in the coming

Financial Exchange Stock Talk: Samuel Smith On Brookfield Asset Management
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IPOs To Watch Out For
Don t look now but 2019 may be shaping up to continue an Initial Public Offering IPO market that had been dormant just a few short years ago This year may have gotten off to a slower start than the past 2 years 2019 only has brought 2 IPOs to market thus far compared with 6 at this stage

Everyone Knows What This Week's Fed Meeting Will Bring ... Or Do They?
Shutterstock photo The Fed will start their meeting today, and everyone seems to think they know what’s coming. There will be no rate hike, and stocks will move higher. The first part looks just about certain, the second, not so much. At the end of last year and early this, the FOMC members -- the central

Weak Economic Data Weighed On The Markets
On an economic metric front we have currently embarked on a relatively slow week Aside from Thursday s weekly jobless claims report and PMI numbers both manufacturing and services later in the week we don t see many potential needle movers scheduled ahead of the bell any day this week

Price Indexes Say A Recession Is Not Close
This week we saw (finally) the price indices for February 2019 consumer prices, producer prices, and import prices. All showed low inflation, and generally downward trends. What is interesting is that historically recessions have not occurred when the rate of inflation slows (or is low). Recessions