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September 25, 2016, 9:13 pm, 1678389
The week that was... It was all about the Federal Reserve as we noted it would be. In last week's recap we said: From this perch there has been and continues to be zero expectation for a September rate hike as the Fed doesn’t want to be seen as “political” and ...


September 18, 2016, 7:14 pm, 1673895
The week that was... After the big selloff a week ago Friday, bulls rushed right back in Monday shooting the S&P 500 up 1.47% as Federal Reserve governor Brainard was dovish; some of Friday's selloff was due to expectation she'd be hawkish. The probability of a rate increase at the ...


September 11, 2016, 11:14 pm, 1672003
The week that was... After a stifling tight range for many weeks - and more of that the first 4 days of the week, we finally saw a break in the action Friday. It occurred to the downside. Quite a few technical markers were broken; more on that later. ...


September 4, 2016, 11:14 pm, 1670153
The week that was... Three mild down days were bookmarked by 2 mild positive days as we had another week where the indexes mostly stalled. The big event of the week was Friday's employment data (subject to revision in the months ahead) which was a bit below expectations at 151,000 ...


August 31, 2016, 3:14 pm, 1669229
Since announcing our transition to a once per week market recap last week, readers have been writing in asking us for recommendations for alternative free daily market recaps. While our new Weekly Market Recaps (read the first edition) are a fantastic once per week report that covers everything you need to ...


August 28, 2016, 9:14 pm, 1668280
The week that was... The indexes have been in a near standstill for well over a month as August played out to form of being a quiet vacation filled month, and last week was not much different as most market participants seemed to sit on their hands waiting for Friday's Jackson ...


August 26, 2016, 5:14 pm, 1668005
Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of other financial websites across the interwebs. We will have our FIRST weekly recap/preview out Sunday evening! After initially rallying nicely on Janet Yellen's leaked speech, the market ...


August 26, 2016, 11:14 am, 1667886
Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of other financial websites across the interwebs. Another quiet sessions as morning buyers turned into (mild) afternoon sellers; most were just sitting on their hands ahead of ...


August 24, 2016, 5:14 pm, 1667353
Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of other financial websites across the interwebs. Indexes opened up with slight gains but that didn't last too long as sellers came into the market very quickly. ...


August 23, 2016, 5:14 pm, 1667004
Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of other financial websites across the interwebs. Indexes gapped up modestly at the open, and held some of those gains into the close in yet another very ...