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Jobless Claims Hold

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:29
Weekly jobless claims released this morning came in at 211K, which was below expectations of 215K and the 212K reading last week. The seasonally adjusted number has now spent 71 straight weeks below 250K and 220 consecutive weeks below 300K.

Capital Leaving China…

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:14
Capital has been leaving China for a while, makes for higher US$ as a global safe haven.

Q1 Earnings Fail To Boost Retail ETFs

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:00
A slew of negative price reactions and strong results have led to mixed trading in retail ETFs over the past week. Investors could easily tap any decline in stock prices resulting from soft earnings through ETFs.

Canadian Banks Are Stumbling In A Weakened Economy

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:48
It is often thought that as the Canadian banks fare, so does the Canadian economy. This reference is very apt given the banking results for the first half of the year.

Stocks Rattled On Trade Talks: Full-Blown Trade War Becomes Base Case

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:35
Trump can likely inflict more pain on China than vice versa, at least from a GDP standout. But China has no elections coming up. Trump does. This talk about Trump winning the trade war is nonsense.

Oil Price Outlook: Crude Crushed – Trade Levels To Know For WTI

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:20
Crude Oil prices have plummeted more than 8% from the monthly highs registered last week with the decline now approaching initial support targets- we’re looking for a reaction off one of these levels for guidance.

Most Active Equity Options And Strikes For Midday - Thursday, May 23

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:07
Top tickers for midday: HAL, GE, BAC, TSLA, CNX, AAPL.

Dow Dumps 400Pts, Below Key Technical Support As Bond Yields, Dollar Plunge

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:54
Something finally snapped in market sentiment.

Amazon Pattern Failure

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:43
Another pillar of this fake market is giving way.

An Overlooked Segment In The Tariff Debate

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:31
Some analysts view the removal of steel tariffs, aimed at Canadian and Mexican producers, as unfavorable for domestic steel producers, and the VanEck Vectors Steel ETF is reflecting this.

Gold, Oil And S&P Update

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:18
An overview of gold, energy and stock markets.

New Home Sales Decline 6.9%, But From Upwardly Revised Numbers

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:06
The Census Bureau's New Residential Construction report shows new home sales at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate or 673,000.

New Low For Bullish Sentiment

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:53
Trade headlines have continued to have a negative impact on stock prices, and in turn sentiment levels, over the past week.

Gold Prices Turn Higher Alongside US Dollar Breakout - Will It Last?

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:40
The gold price technical forecast is little changed in recent days despite the perception of US-China trade war news and the May FOMC minutes.

Emerging Trendline

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:28
Overview of an exceptionally important trendline for the emerging markets.

Barron's: The Trade War Will Make Stocks Scary. 5 Reasons Not To Panic

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:15
This week’s cover story in Barron’s Magazine (“The Trade War … 5 reasons Not To Panic.”) is exemplary of the good that the media can do by giving the public a thoughtful examination of the facts and perspective. It deserves your consideration.

Panic In The Bond Market: Yields Tumble, 10Y Inverts To Fed Funds

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:59
The rush to safety means that the 3 Month-10 Year yield curve has once again inverted, dropping to -3.2bps, while the closely watched 2Y-10Y curve is down to just 16bps, and also fast approaching inversion.

Low-Income Consumers Will Bear the Brunt of More Tariffs: Mnuchin Meets Walmart

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:51
US low-income consumers will feel the most pain of the next round of tariffs. Mnuchin met with Walmart's CFO to discuss.

3M Dividend Stock Analysis

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:45
3M is a dividend king with a 61-year record of annual dividend increases. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 5.90% to $1.44/share in January 2019.

UK Housing: Resilient In The Face Of Turmoil

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:35
Despite Brexit related uncertainties intensifying, UK house prices continue to weather the political storm – although the story looks quite different across the country.