Stocks Keep Falling as Treasury Yields Keep Rising

The implications of stagflation (high inflation driving tighter monetary policy and a weakening economy) appear to be putting a squeeze and taking their toll on stocks, bonds and commodities again today. From the inflation/monetary side, this week’s series of interest

Big Powell Speech on Monetary Policy Preview

Today has the potential to bring a showdown between two long-standing market memes; “Don’t fight the tape”, and “Don’t fight The Fed”. Historically these have been complementary or even interchangeable. For the last month, however, they have been in opposition

Quadruple Witching, US Long Weekend and Inflation In Focus, Webinar Replay Availabl...

After getting crushed yesterday on concerns over tightening monetary policy and a weakening global economy, stock markets have been trying to bounce back this morning, but so far gains have been small relative to recent losses. For example, US index

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Central Bank Talk and US Earnings In Focus; Webinar Today!

Coming off of a mixed Tuesday that saw the Dow Industrials gain 0.7% and the NASDAQ lose 1.2%, US index futures are off to a positive start today with Dow futures up 0.7% and NASDAQ futures up 1.2%. European markets

Steady Start to a Quiet Week For Business News

As the new trading week gets underway, stock market action has been mixed. In Asia Pacific trading, the Nikkei rose 0.6% but the Hang Seng fell 0.9%. European indices are trading flat to moderately higher with the Dax up 0.2%

Stocks Rebound as Central Bank Day Arrives

For a second straight day, US markets tried to bounce back from morning losses on Tuesday afternoon but were unable to make it back to the green with NASDAQ finishing down 2.3% and the S&P losing 1.2%. Today, bulls and

Stocks and Commodities Keep Climbing From Positive Powell Comments

After casting off a morning selloff to bounce back and close in the green, US stocks are trying to keep positive momentum going this morning. US index futures are up 0.2%-0.3% this morning, building on gains of 0.5% for the

Indices Shrug Off Retailer Profit Warnings; Powell Testifies Today

US index futures are in the green with bulls apparently trying to build on yesterday’s intraday rebound that saw the NASDAQ erase a sizeable morning selloff to finish the day with a slight gain. NASDAQ futures are up 0.3% this

Stocks Retreat as Investors Go Defensive

US index futures are down again this morning, falling between 0.2% for Dow Futures and 1.0% for NASDAQ futures, extending Friday’s US index losses of 0.1% to 1.0%. European markets are also under pressure this morning with the Dax down

Inflation Numbers, GE Breakup and Central Bank Speeches In Focus

US index futures are pretty much flat this morning trading between -0.2% for Dow futures and +0.1% for NASDAQ futures as markets consolidate yesterday’s new highs for major US indices. In Europe today, the Dax and the FTSE are also