Unusual Uncertainty: Market Update 10-20-19

The degree of political uncertainty is at an incredible level. As a result, the S&P 500 is stuck in a channel, with the tension of a strong US economy, better than expected earnings, but this overhang of uncertainty. In this week’s video, I review the “big picture,” the current technical analysis and what to watch…

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Big Picture for the week of 10-14-19

Here are the “Big Picture” items for the week coming up: 1) “Phase One” of China trade deal agreed to in principle – needs to be “papered.” >Caused market rally on Friday 2) Q3 earnings season in full swing >Watch Banks in particular >JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and Wells…

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Buckle up for another wild week

Traders should expect more volatility in the upcoming week.  Here is the backdrop and upcoming events to be aware of: Backdrop -Last week’s volatility was driven by; slowdown in manufacturing and services, solid jobs and unemployment numbers -Overall global slowdown Upcoming events -Q3 earnings season is kicking off.  Earnings expectations are “Dim” according to the…

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Strength or drinking the Kool-Aid?

Are current market levels justified by underlying strength, or are participants “drinking the Kool-Aid” and displaying naivete and disregard for global data and recent shocks to the market? In this update, I review and analyze where we are and what to expect. What do you think? Reply and let me know! Dean

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Expect a wild open on Monday 9/16/2019

Oil futures are up over 10%, the S&P 500 is down and Gold is spiking. Here is this weeks market update with discussion and analysis of these events and what to watch for. As always, I welcome your questions, comments and feedback. Dean

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Market Update 9-1-2019

It is all about tariffs! The latest round of US tariffs on additional goods from China went into effect today. Overnight S&P 500 Futures are down about .60% right now. We should expect the market to open down, after the Labor Day Holiday, on Tuesday, 9/3/2019. Here is the latest video update and chart analysis:…

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Market Update 8-18-2019

Big Picture Right Now: 8/18/2019 ANOTHER wild ride on the indexes last week – expect to continue -Breaking news can and will cause volatility -China trade, Hong Kong, Iran, North Korea, etc. Complicated week for planned news -FOMC meeting minutes will be released on Wednesday, 8/21, along with existing home sales -Jackson Hole Economic Policy…

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Market Update for 8-11-2019

Big Picture Right Now: 8/11/2019 -Wild ride on the indexes last week – expect to continue -No news on China trade deal, yet -Will Yuan stabilize? How about the Dollar and the inverted yield curve? -What about Iran . . .? This coming week -Q2 earnings winding down, results have been good Economic calendar -Thursday,…

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Market Update 8-4-2019

Big Picture Right Now: 8/4/2019 Pullback on S&P 500 and other indexes – is this the “big one?” Tariff’s increased on China, what sector opportunities? What about Iran . . .? The Fed raised rates – Once – for now This coming week -Q2 earnings continues -Economic calendar No big planned announcements – breaking news…

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Market Update 7-28-2019

Busy week coming up! Here is the “Big Picture” right now and things to watch for: -More new highs on S&P 500 – for now -Still no deal with China – delegation heading to Shanghai this week -What about Iran . . .? -FOMC meeting July 30-31. Expectations high for a rate cut This coming…

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