Category Archives: Market Review

Corporate Earnings Continue To Impress Investors

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving The Markets Another big week of corporate earnings announcements is underway and markets reacted well to positive earnings announcements from companies such as Haliburton (HAL), Netflix (NFLX) and Hasbro (HAS). The S&P 500 gained … Continue reading


Posted in Market Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One Man’s Opinion: Will The S&P 500 Finish Above 2,000 By Year End?

The recent decline in the stock markets can be characterized as an internal correction as broad averages like the S&P 500 didn’t correct much, said Ed Yardeni, President and Chief Investment Strategist at Yardeni Research. True, NASDAQ had a bigger … Continue reading


Posted in Market Review | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One Man’s Opinion: The US Fed Is Focused On Wage Inflation; But Will They Remain Accommodative?

The recent market rally that took place, after the minutes from the Fed’s last FOMC meeting were published, was kind of a relief rally because most participants had expected the hawks to get their message out, like it happened on … Continue reading


Posted in Market Review | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

One Man’s Opinion: Is The Weak Labor Market Weighing On Inflation?

The March US nonfarm payrolls number was slightly disappointing as economists had forecast a higher reading although revised estimates for February came in better than expected. However, Randall Kroszner, a professor of economics at the Chicago University’s Booth School and … Continue reading


Posted in Market Review | Tagged | Leave a comment

One Man’s Opinion: Is The Debt Overhang Delaying The US Recovery?

US interest rates are expected to rise in the middle of 2015 or even later, though it would probably be appropriate to hold them lower a little longer than that, said Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans. A … Continue reading


Posted in Market Review | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One Man’s Opinion: Will The Fed’s Stress-Test Results Stimulate US Lending?

The latest stress test by the US Fed showed all but one of the 30 largest banks has enough capital to withstand a deep recession. Zions Bancorp was the only lender that came in below the Federal Reserve’s main capital … Continue reading


Posted in Market Review | Tagged | Comments Off