Category Archives: Market Commentary

Edging Higher; S&P Reclaims The 3,000 Level

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets The markets edged higher to start the week with Boeing being a drag on the Dow capping the gains by some 100 points. The S&P 500 managed to finally hold above its 3,000 … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Struggles With The 3,000 Level—Brexit Deal Looms

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets The major indexes edged higher early on, as the S&P500 fought hard to reclaim its 3,000-milestone marker. The index fluctuated all day slightly around that level but ended up slightly below it. Helping … Continue reading

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Trade Optimism Off—Markets Rally

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets After the “mini trade” deal faded yesterday, today’s news brought into question whether anything was accomplished. Chinese officials essentially confirmed that the progress on the “phase 1” deal may have been a sham. … Continue reading

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Trade Deal Scepticism Keeps Markets In Check

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets After 1-1/2 years of trade negotiations, last Friday’s “mini-deal,” if you can even call it that, cast some more doubt on the substance of what was accomplished. The words “deal” or “substantial” just … Continue reading

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New Lipstick On The Trade Pig Lifts Markets

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets Well, it sure didn’t take much effort to keep the markets going, as Trump successfully dangled the trade carrot again via this tweet: “Big day of negotiations with China. They want to make … Continue reading

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Renewed Trade Deal Hope Sparks Rebound

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets It seems like yesterday’s trade jawboning between the US and China had taken on too harsh of a tone, so both parties attempted to ease festering tensions. News reports indicated that China was … Continue reading

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