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Market Update: Big Earnings Week

  About a third of the S&P 500 companies are reporting earnings this week. Portfolio managers are likely waiting for…

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Monday Outlook: Housing and Equities

  This week, the focus is on housing markets as the FHFA Index is announced Tuesday followed by new home…


Market Update: Earnings and Revenues

  We’re very close to seeing some sort of asset allocation as corporate earnings are announced, and revenues increase. Jack…


Monday Outlook: A Spring Thaw for Consumers

  U.S. retail sales for March were released today, and the news is good. Overall retail sales saw a 1.1…


Market Update: A Temporary Bounce?

  After last week’s volatility, we’re off to a different start this week. After dovish comments from European Central Bank…

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Market Update: Extreme Volatility in Stocks

  It’s been a volatile week for equities markets, led by the Nasdaq which saw one of its worst weeks…


Market Update: Oil, Gas & Russia

  There’s a sell-off surrounding some of the world’s geopolitical events right now, namely the situation with Russia and Ukraine….



  India begins voting for its next Prime Minister today, which will likely have an effect on financial markets and…


Market Update: A Goldilocks Number

  192,000 payroll jobs were created in March, and the reaction in the marketplace was fairly muted. But there’s a…


Market Update: Here Comes the Employment Report

  With the beginning of the quarter out of the way, Jack says we can look at fundamentals to drive…

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Market Update: Strong Start to Q2

  We’ve seen new all time highs in all the major indices, setting the stage for what could be a…


Monday Outlook: A New Year for USDA Reports

  The USDA released today the highly anticipated Prospective Plantings report. The headline figure might be the 91.7 million acre…