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Market Update: GDP & Earnings Show Disconnect

Jack Bouroudjian explains the disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, after GDP and Consumer Confidence reports disappointed while corporate…

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Market Update: Earnings and the Fed Day 2

Earnings, despite some mixed results, are better than the low bar of expectations a few months ago, explains Jack Bouroudjian….

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Market Update: The Fed and Earnings

The two day Fed meeting kicked off today. The rate hike once predicted for this week will likely be pushed…


Weekly Outlook: FOMC and Housing

The FOMC meets this week with virtually no chance of a fed funds rate increase. Very few traders are expecting…

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Market Update: A Better Earnings Picture

Jack Bouroudjian discusses an earnings picture that turned out to be better than expected, and what that means for equities…

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Market Update: Politics and Earnings

Politics and earnings are driving the market this week. Jack Bouroudjian explains the ramifications those events could have, and which…

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Weekly Outlook: Housing Takes Center Stage

In a week short on major economic releases, housing starts and existing home sales will give an indication of the state…

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Weekly Outlook: Brexit and the Fed

Brexit continues to weigh on markets. The British pound and stocks began the week on a rally when it became…

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Markets Update: Spectacular Jobs Number

The jobs number beat all expectations Friday. Jack explains how the rally that followed was somewhat unusual.

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Market Update: Post-Brexit Rally

The post-Brexit rally continued today. Jack Bouroudjian explains why it all takes place during a bit of a trap for the…

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This Site Helps Bring Futures to the Classroom

In 2014, CME Group launched Futures Fundamentals, a site aimed at connecting the role of derivatives markets to the things…


Weekly Outlook: Post-Brexit Indicators

As the rest of the EU prepares to keep the union afloat following Friday’s historic vote in the U.K., this week’s economic attention…