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Bad Week

  Wall Street last week sawthe worst week for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq since late March. The Dow and S&P plunged about 4.5 percent each. The Nasdaq fell nearly 5 percent. The Dow and S&P 500 are negative for the year. However, the Nasdaq was still up nearly 1...

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Day of Remembrance

Short end of the yield curve inverts. The spread between 3- and 5-year, as well as 2- and 5-year Treasury yields turned negative Monday for the first time since July 2007. Manufacturing activity remains robust. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index...

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Trade Answers Lacking

Markets will be closed on Wednesday as we have a national day of mourning for Pres. George Bush. The Canadian province of Alberta will cut oil production by almost 9%, or 325k barrels/day, to manage a pipeline bottleneck that has doubled the storage levels in the...

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Trade Truce

WTI crude fell below the psychologically important level Thursday for the first time in over a year but rebounded on news that Russia is warming to the idea of production cuts after watching prices fall >30% over the last two months. (LPL) Today is the first trading...

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G20 Drama

More signs of a healthy consumer. Personal incomes rose 0.5% in October, while personal spending climbed 0.6%. Incomes and consumer spending have accelerated at the fastest pace in years over the last few months, thanks to fiscal stimulus and modestly growing wages....

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Big Day!!!

Another key fundamental pointing towards the positive is the acceleration of wage growth, with average hourly earnings up 3.1% from a year ago, the fastest growth since 2009. Meanwhile the employment cost index, an alternative measure of worker compensation, is up...

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