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OPEC To Increase Oil Production
Next week we expect new economic reads on housing consumer confidence and a fresh GDP revision for Q1 This week we simply ride out the continuation of things we already know a robust domestic economy and labor market countered by a decoupling globally as the U S dollar strengthens

The Supreme Court Ruling on Taxes Is Actually A Positive for Amazon (AMZN)
Shutterstock photo Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that states can force online retailers to collect state sales tax on all purchases. The decision had an immediate effect on affected stocks. Wayfair ( W ), the company that was named in the original suit brought by South Dakota that the

Oh Really! - Economic Growth To Improve?
A small economic growth spurt is forecast according to the  Federal Reserve  and a  slew of economists  for 2018. Definitely construction and transport sector's growth rates have picked up - and pre-Great Recession history tells us this is a bellwether of better times. But on the other hand, too many economic

Economic Data Deluge
As far as our corporate earnings calendars are concerned this is the week each quarter that stands as an outlier in between two big earnings season clusters this is the week that brings alternative fiscal calendars from major companies like Oracle and FedEx among others Yesterday after

Tax Reform Could Push U.S. Profits Abroad
When the U.S. Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation in December 2017, one of its primary objectives was to incentivize companies that have parked trillions of dollars in offshore accounts to bring it back home. Which probably makes sense on the face of it considering that U.S. companies were estimated to

2 reasons why volatility can remain low
In life and markets timing is everything In January I wrote that a solid economy and easy credit conditions supported a continuation of the low volatility regime Three weeks later U S implied equity volatility as measured by the VIX Index surged 350 While the episode quickly

Major Market News Ahead Of The Opening Bell
Today s big pre market news involves a new bid from The Walt Disney Company 160 DIS 160 to take over assets from 21st Century Fox 160 FOXA for 38 per share or 71 3 billion Reports are the offer would split the payout 50 50 between cash and stock This outbids Comcast s 160

The Impact And Implications Of GE's Removal From The Dow
Getty images The humiliation of the once-mighty GE ( GE ) continues. Yesterday, we learned that after over a century of the company’s stock being a part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it was being booted out of the exclusive club of thirty stocks that make up that index and was replaced by Walgreens Boots

How Will Trump's Tariffs Impact Tech Stocks?
As the U.S. markets continue to fall today, with the Dow having lost more than 400 points on Trump’s trade war provocations and threats of another $200 billion in tariffs on China, a silver lining emerges for Apple, which is rumored to be giving a stay of execution for its China-assembled iPhones. The New York

Why Free Trade Is Good, And Why Nobody Wins In A Trade War
Shutterstock photo Financial markets can be confusing. Finance is an industry where jargon is common, making even simple concepts seem complex. The cynic in me says that that is not entirely unintentional. Back when I worked in a dealing room we used to say that the jargon was there to make a simple job