<strong>Steady Stocks Digest Troubling Retail Sales and Inflation Numbers</strong>

US index futures are trading flat to down 0.25% this morning, giving back some of yesterday’s gains, while major European indices are trading flat to up 0.2%. Metals are under pressure this morning with Copper down 2.3% and Gold down

<strong>US Dollar Rally Weighs on World Markets</strong>

The US Dollar is in rally mode this morning, putting a headwind in front of other currencies, commodities and equities. The US Dollar is up 2.0% against Gold and the Pound, up 1.3% against the Australian Dollar, up 0.6% against

<strong>Retail Sales and Inflation Numbers Dominate The Headlines</strong>

Coming off of a mixed day for US markets where the Dow fell 1.1% and the NASDAQ finished up 0.2%, US index futures are up 0.1%-0.3% this morning. Overseas, the Nikkei popped 2.5% while the Hang Seng gained 0.5%. The

Retail Sales and Retailer Earnings In Focus

US index futures are down 0.2%-0.4% this morning giving back some of yesterday’s gains as investors digest a flurry or retail related announcements and political developments. European markets are under pressure this morning with the Dax down 1.0% amid rising

Stocks Pop On More Signs of Slowing Inflation

US index futures have rallied on another improved US inflation report, gaining 1.1% to 2.8% with the NASDAQ leading the charge upward. The US 10-year treasury yield has dropped back toward 3.8% and the US Dollar is backsliding again, losing

Bank Earnings and US Retail Sales In Focus

Coming off of yesterday’s big bullish reversal where US indices shrugged off early losses driven by bad news on the inflation front to finish with gains of 2.2%-2.8%, trading in US index futures has been choppy overnight and into this

Investors Digest US Retail Sales and Earnings News

US markets have been holding generally steady this morning. Dow futures are up 0.3%, clawing back most of yesterday’s 0.4% index loss, while NASDAQ futures are flat coming off a flat close for that index. Over in Europe, markets are

World Markets Bounce Back Amid Mixed Economic News

With a huge week of central bank meetings and hawkish surprises behind us and with Americans having had a long weekend to digest all the recent developments, world markets, many of which had become quite depressed and possibly oversold last

Stocks Rebound as the Fed and ECB Hold Meetings; Webinar Tomorrow

Fed decision day is finally here. A 0.5% hike remains the consensus expectation among investors but investors may look to the statement for hints on whether tightening could accelerate. The 10-year US treasury note yield has dropped back toward 3.35%

Canadian Bank and US Retailer Earnings Dominate Morning News

Building on yesterday’s gains of 0.6% to 1.5% for the main US indices, US index futures are up 0.2% to 0.6% this morning. Over in Europe, the FTSE is up 0.6% and the Dax is up 0.8%. In the wake