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Forex: The 3 Things I'm Watching This Week
With U.S. markets closed for Presidents Day and most of Asia off for Chinese New Year, it was no surprise to see quiet trading in the FX market. The U.S. dollar, which was hit hard last week rebounded against the Japanese Yen and consolidated against other major currencies. At the start of the NY trading session

New Construction Data Upbeat
Boy oh boy literally one week from one of the most disastrous weeks of stock market trading including two quadruple point drops in the Dow one of which was the index s biggest point drop in history we now sit atop a week that may be the best performer for the Dow since November 2016 For

How Close Is The USA To The Next Recession?
Recently  a post  from the St Louis Fed stated "even though the economy looks good right now, the next recession may be lurking just around the corner." I am not picking on this post as it is written in a style where it argued both sides of the recession issue. This post was worth contemplating, and stated in part:

Initial Claims, PPI Data In Focus
Ahead of Thursday s opening bell a slew of new economic data has hit the tape to inform market futures Aside from the normal Thursday Initial Jobless Claims we also see index reports from Empire State and the Philly Fed as well as the other shoe dropping from yesterday s Consumer Price

Physical Oil Markets Don't Lie -- Is Another Crash Likely?
Oil prices are falling and analysts and market players are as eager as ever to explain the decline in accordance with their own bullish or bearish leanings. It’s a natural correction that was only to be expected after the buildup of long bets on crude oil and oil product futures, the bulls insist. It’s the start of a

Weak CPI, Retail Sales Weigh On Sentiments
What started off as another pleasing up market following a mild positive close on Tuesday turned into a blood red market index in futures ahead of the bell this Valentine s Day Happy Valentine s Day by the way What happened New January Consumer Price Index CPI and Retail Sales numbers

Is History Repeating Itself In Oil Markets?
Back in 2014, U.S. shale production was growing so fast that it ended up crashing the market. Now, history could be repeating itself. That was the warning from the International Energy Agency, which said in its latest Oil Market Report that a “second wave” of shale supply threatens another downturn. Total global

Markets Futures Turn Red
Market futures are in the red in today s pre market keeping form with this new volatility we re growing to understand as part of our investment environment of the past couple weeks now The Dow soared another 400 points in regular trading yesterday yet remain in the negative year to date

Stock Market: Understanding And Dealing With Volatility
The last couple of weeks in the stock market came as a big surprise to many, and as such have been somewhat scary. Four digit drops in the Dow are numerically historical, but in percentage terms nowhere near the records but a week like last week, with big swings in both directions, felt like a disaster even though

Goldman: Investors Grow Wary Of Another Oil Price Rally
Oil investors have grown wary of another oil price rally as they have doubts about whether U.S. producers would be able to rein in production growth, Goldman Sachs  warned  in a note. The investment bank said that even though tailwinds such as global economic growth projections, the possibility of supply