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Let’s Watch the Fed

Let’s Watch the Fed

Friends The markets continue to be sloppy as we approach this holiday weekend. Stocks have had a downward bias in May as economic numbers continue to show a very slow growth environment (if, indeed, you can call it growth at all). The S&P 500, for the time being, is...

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Mark Haines Dies

Mark Haines Dies

Friends For those of you who had the opportunity to watch the business channel CNBC over the past 22 years, today’s announcement that Mark Haines has died gives me that feeling that I have lost a family member. I have watched Mark since day one of his groundbreaking show,...

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Rotation

Rotation

Friends The good news is that Consumer Staple and Healthcare stocks (of which we here at CHJ have been fans of for a few years now) have been moving to yearly highs in recent days. The bad news is that Consumer Staple and Healthcare stocks have been moving to...

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Watch the Dollar

Watch the Dollar

Friends Stocks have had a somewhat sloppy week as traders try to decide if the recent bounce in the dollar is going to last or be very short-lived. As we know, the 2 year bull market has been built on a weakening dollar. We have seen the balance sheets...

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My Two Cents

My Two Cents

Friends Markets had a difficult day today with the slight rally in the dollar producing a selloff in commodities (oil and silver crushed again) and an overlapping selloff in industrial, energy and material stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day down about 130 points giving back the...

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Surprise Employment Number

Surprise Employment Number

Friends We had a pleasant surprise this morning with the release of the non-farm payroll number. After the last several weeks of less than stellar economic reports, the government jobs number was an increase of 244,000 new jobs. That was quite a bit better than the 150,000 or so...

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A Proud Moment

A Proud Moment

Friends As we prepare for a new week of trading, the report of the death of Osama Bin Laden is trumping all other news, economic or otherwise. Americans feel pretty darn good this morning and as far as the markets are concerned, that sure can’t be a bad thing....

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