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Inflation, Yields, Stocks

Friends  With a little whiff of inflation, bonds sold off just a bit this morning which got the attention of the stock market. Stocks sold off, led by a big drop in the price of consumer staples, namely P&G, Clorox, Altria (Philip Morris) and others. With the uptick of...

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Quiet For A Change

Friends  The lack of volatility today had me checking my screen to make sure it was working. Since February, we have seen massive volatility both from day to day and intraday, so day’s like today stand out for being quiet. Earnings continue to trickle out and as we mentioned...

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Good Earnings

Friends  Stocks enjoyed another nice advance today, buoyed by good corporate earnings and the absence of distracting headlines. We are believers that this is going to be a good earnings season, and though it is very early (the bulk of the S&P’s earnings will be released over the next...

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Waiting For Missiles to Fly

Friends  The markets remained jittery today as traders continue to wait to see if the United States is going to take action against Syria. Stocks spent most of the trading session in negative territory, though the bulls made a couple of half -hearted efforts to rally the troops only...

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Trade Wars

Friends  What a week! Every time the President talked tough on tariffs, stocks tumbled. Then administration officials would walk it back and stocks rallied. We seemed to do this every day until today. Today, after more tough talk overnight by the President, even administration officials couldn’t walk it back....

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Stocks Add To Yesterday’s Gains

Friends  Stocks were able to add to yesterday’s gains as the impressive recovery from both yesterday’s and Monday’s lows has been stunning. In total, stocks rose 1000 Dow points from Wednesday morning’s lows to today’s highs. Economic news has been good this week and we’ll get the government jobs...

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