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October 18, 2016

Rolling Right Along: Goldman, Netflix Earnings Provide An Early Boost

Banks stayed hot Tuesday, and Netflix (NFLX) delivered strong results as well, giving the stock market a positive tone as the day began.

October 17, 2016

Plenty to Chew On: Heart of Earnings Approaches Along with CPI, Fed Speakers

A heaping plate of earnings is on the way, accompanied by Fed speeches and a smattering of data. Investors looking for news aren’t likely to go hungry.

October 14, 2016

Big Banks Bonanza: Key Banks Beat Q3 Earnings, Revenue Estimates

Big banks take the spotlight today, as JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C), and Wells Fargo (WFC) all surpassed earnings expectations. Stock futures climbed.

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October 13, 2016

Another Selloff Ahead? China’s Economic Woes Appear to Rattle U.S. Markets

China's exports unexpectedly dive 10% and appear to put pressure on markets in Europe and Asia. Can these early losses in U.S. markets be reversed?

October 12, 2016

Is the Sell-Off Pain Over? Markets Slump in Early Going; Can They Recover?

What’s likely to put a fire under the markets today? Investors will scrutinize Fed’s transcripts of last month’s FOMC meeting later today. Was there a Fed fight?

October 11, 2016

Benchmarks Lose Monday’s Mojo as Oil Strives to Stay Above $50 a Barrel.

Correlation between crude-oil prices and SPX looks to be in play again; markets also juggle earnings results, Twitter, Tesla, small-business confidence and other matters.

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October 10, 2016

Oh No, Here Comes the Fed Again! Interest Rates May Take Center Stage Now

Central banks appear headed to spotlight again after Friday’s tepid jobs report and anxiety popping up in Europe. How will markets absorb these matters this week?

October 7, 2016

Jobs Report below Projections, but Results Still ‘Solid,’ Fed's Mester Says

They came, they saw, they got jobs. But was that enough for the Federal Reserve to nudge interest rates before the year is out? FedFund tool pegs probability at 63%.

October 6, 2016

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock… Are Investors Waiting for Friday’s Jobs Numbers?

Is it still summer? The markets looked to be straddling the flat line as traders appear to be taking risk off the table ahead of much-anticipated employment report.

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October 5, 2016

Follow the Oil: Can Rising Crude Lift Equities Ahead of Friday Jobs Data?

Fed speakers and a hard-charging oil market took center stage early Wednesday, but the main event of the week remains Friday’s jobs report.

October 4, 2016

Brexit Revisited: British Pound Hits 31-Year Low as EU Exit Concerns Mount

Lovers of 1980s nostalgia are getting the chance to relive those days, as the British pound fell on Monday to its lowest level vs. the dollar since 1985.

October 3, 2016

Batter Up! Fresh Jobs Data, Fed Speakers, Chain Store Sales on Tap

Get your pencils and scorecards ready. Baseball’s playoffs begin this coming week, accompanied by a fresh batch of jobs data and more Fed speakers.

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September 30, 2016

2014 Replay: European Bank Concerns Back in the Saddle as Month Ends

The sky isn’t falling, though Thursday’s market plunge amid concerns about Deutsche Bank (DB) might have made it seem that way at times.

September 29, 2016

Yellen and Company Still Dominating News Cycle As Quarter Nears An End

Even though last week’s Fed meeting ended without a rate hike, Fed Chair Janet Yellen and company remain center stage here in the final days of the quarter.

September 28, 2016

Fed Reserve Members Out in Full Force; Will Words Move the Markets?

Benchmarks were moving nowhere in early going today amid push and pull of some major Dow components as well as crude-oil prices. What might give it energy?

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September 27, 2016

What Happened to Post-Debate Push? Oil Prices Appeared To, That’s What.

Market reaction during the presidential debate and immediately afterward appeared to show that investors may have liked what they saw. Then oil producers talked.

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