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Market Update: Earnings and Trump Cabinet

The market is looking for an expansion in earnings in 2017. Jack Bouroudjian reviews the factors that equities markets are…


Market Update: First Unemployment Friday

Non-farm payrolls came out a little less than expected. As a result, the market may reassess its baked-in assumption that…

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Market Update: First Trading Day of the Year

With the start of the year, we will see a week full of economic releases, including unemployment which comes Friday. Jack…


The Top 10 OpenMarkets Stories of 2016

Elections, rate hikes and Brexit may have dominated financial news in 2016, but for OpenMarkets readers, commodities, economists and financial…

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Weekly Outlook: Yellen Speech and GDP

It’s not every week the market pays attention to a commencement speech, but then Fed Chair Janet Yellen doesn’t make…


Market Update: Fed Day

Jack Bouroudjian asks the question, “Will the market believe what the Fed is telling them?” Only time can tell.


Weekly Outlook: December Fed Meeting

Fed week is finally here, and a rate hike is highly anticipated. According to CME Group’s FedWatch tool, there is…

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Weekly Outlook: Confidence Readings

This week, we will get a fresh look at confidence heading into the holiday season — from both consumers and agricultural producers.  Tuesday…

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Market Update: The Last Trading Day in November

As November draws to a close, the markets are looking toward Vienna and the OPEC meeting. Jack explains why the…

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Market Update: Here Comes December

December is usually a profit-taking month. Jack Bouroudjian discusses why that  may not happen this year. Also, watch oil markets…


Market Update: Thanksgiving Week

Although we have a shortened week ahead of us, Jack Bouroudjian reminds us to keep a few things in mind,…

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Weekly Outlook: Thanksgiving and Consumers

More people are expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year than any year in nearly a decade. That is due…