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  • Weekly market recap: Stocks continue to climb towards new highs
    Weekly market recap: Stocks continue to climb towards new highs
    For the week ending May 27, 2016, the stock market continues to move up. The Dow and the S&P 500 posted their best week since March. In other news: Yellen says a rate hike is probable in the coming months; durable goods surge for April; and,...
  • Mid-week market recap: Stocks climbing higher on two-day rally
    Mid-week market recap: Stocks climbing higher on two-day rally
    For the mid-week ending May 25, 2016, the markets are up with the Dow and the S&P 500 posting strong gains the last two days. Stocks moved sharply up Tuesday and Wednesday on good economic news and as the IMF rescues Greece . In other news:...
  • Third quarter earnings rebound?
    The second half earnings rebound
    Many continue to croon that earnings will rebound in second half. Third quarter earnings are normally the strongest of the year and most often also show the strongest year over year earnings growth. A rebound in earnings in the second half of the...
  • All the banker's President
    All the banker's President
    A few year's ago, a statistician and former managing director at Goldman Sachs wrote a groundbreaking book titled, All the President's Bankers, which laid out the history of the money men who played important roles in the administration&...
  • Weekly market recap: Stock indexes are mixed
    Weekly market recap: Stock indexes are mixed
    For the week ending May 20, 2016, the Dow and the S&P 500 were mixed. The Dow was down -0.02 percent; the S&P 500 was up 0.03 percent. In other news: the probability of a June Fed rate hike jumps; weekly jobless claims drop; and, the...
  • Partnership between the EEU and ASEAN could create 4th largest economy
    Partnership between the EEU and ASEAN could create 4th largest economy
    On May 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at theRussia–ASEAN business forum in Sochi, and suggested during a talking session that a partnership between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and theAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations ...
  • Mid-week market recap: Stocks react to FOMC minutes
    Mid-week market recap: Stocks react to FOMC minutes
    For the mid-week ending May 18, 2016, the markets are mixed with the Dow slightly down and the S&P 500 slightly up. Stocks reacted sharply on Wednesday after the release of the FOMC minutes which increased the likelihood of a Fed rate hike in...
  • Hillary to put individual who destroyed economy through NAFTA as economic Czar
    Hillary to put individual who destroyed economy through NAFTA as economic Czar
    On May 15, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced that she would put her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in charge of revitalizing the economy should she succeed in winning the White House this November. Speaking at a...
  • S&P 500 holds within downtrend channel
    Stock market preview for the week of May 16, 2016
    The S&P 500 slipped in the final three sessions of the week. The slide erased early week gains as the index posted its third consecutive weekly loss of 0.51 percent. The index has retreated in eight of the past 12 sessions since breaking lower...
  • Weekly market recap: Stocks continue to decline for third straight week
    Weekly market recap: Stocks continue to decline for third straight week
    For the week ending May 13, 2016, the Dow and the S&P 500 continue to lose ground posting their third straight week of losses. The Dow was down -1.16 percent; the S&P 500 was down -0.51 percent. In other news: U.S. retail sales sharply...
  • Donald Trump and democracy
    Donald Trump and democracy
    Someone once said that democracy is the cradle of socialism and fascism. Give an angry and frustrated populace the freedom to chose a country’s path and it will gravitate towards a welfare state or towards a proverbial messiah or charismatic...
  • Mid-week market recap: Equity indexes are mixed after Wednesday's decline
    Mid-week market recap: Equity indexes are mixed after Wednesday's decline
    For the mid-week ending May 11, 2016, the markets are mixed with the Dow slightly down and the S&P 500 slightly up. Both indexes took a big hit on Wednesday that nearly erased the gains the day before. In other news: job openings reached its...
  • Hillary's potential V.P. will move crime from ghettos to rich neighborhoods
    Hillary's potential V.P. will move crime from ghettos to rich neighborhoods
    Back in the 1970's, the NAACP and the government funded programs that sought to move poor black families from urban centers into white suburban neighborhoods under the auspices of desegregation and the false belief that criminal behaviors were...
  • Weekly market recap: Stocks decline for second week
    Weekly market recap: Stocks decline for second week
    For the week ending May 6, 2016, the Dow and the S&P 500 are showing increasing weakness posting their second straight week of losses. The Dow was down a modest 0.2 percent; the S&P 500 was down 0.4 percent. In other news: the jobs report...
  • The S&P 500 falls back into the downtrend channel.
    Stock market preview for the week of May 9, 2016
    The S&P 500 slipped in three sessions during the week on its way to a second consecutive weekly loss of 0.40 percent. The index has retreated in five of the last seven sessions since breaking lower from resistance in the upper half of the 100...
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