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Weekly Outlook: Fed Speeches

Following last week’s FOMC decision to hold interest rates steady for now, all eyes this week will be on remarks…


Weekly Outlook: Housing and FOMC

It’s all about housing and the FOMC this week. The National Association of Home Builders showed improved confidence from U.S….

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Market Update: Roll-Over and September Contracts

Jack Bouroudjian reminds us that we are right in the middle of roll-over and that we need to pay attention…

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Market Update: Rate Hike Delayed?

The worse-than-expected jobs number today means a Fed rate hike has likely been pushed to December, says Jack Bouroudjian. Next week will…


Market Update: Here Comes the Jobs Report

Jack Bouroudjian reminds us that September is historically the weakest month out of the year for equity markets. However, crucial data points…

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Market Update: Economy Stable for a Rate Hike?

Jack Bouroudjian reminds us to remember what Janet Yellen told us last week: The economy is starting to strengthen and everything…


Weekly Outlook: Jobs Numbers

On the heals of Janet Yellen’s speech at Jackson Hole, multiple Fed speeches are on the horizon this week. Combined…


Market Update: Home Sales and Oil Inventories

As we await the Jackson Hole meeting, market watchers should pay attention to two data points released today, housing and energy, Jack Bouroudjian…

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Market Update: Looking Ahead to Jackson Hole

Light volume days in the summer does not mean we are light on information and news. This week, Jack Bouroudjian…


Weekly Outlook: Home Sales and Jackson Hole

All eyes will be on Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week as the Kansas City Federal Reserve opens its annual symposium…


Market Update: Jackson Hole

Jack Bouroudjian looks ahead to next week’s Jackson Hole summit, where we usually see a big headline that could affect what…

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Market Update: Fed Minutes Response

Many expected a hawkish tone out of today’s FOMC minutes release. That went as expected, and Jack explains why the…