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97 Companies Report

Stocks had a great January! The S&P 500 and Dow posted their best January since 1987 and 1989, respectively. Cyclical sectors (communication services, industrials, energy) lead, while defensives (healthcare, utilities) lagged. The good news is that when the S&P 500...

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Clean Slate

The S&P 500 and NASDAQ both posted the best January in 30 years. We start a new month today. (CNBC) Euro-area gross domestic product (GDP) rose just 0.2% during the fourth quarter, or 1.2% year over year, with Italy falling into recession and Germany, coming very...

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Earnings Bonanza

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the economic impact to be ~$5 billion, while S&P pegs the number closer to $10 billion; however, given the U.S. economy is ~$20 trillion, the overall economic impact of the recent shutdown is expected to take ~0.1-0.2% off...

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Earnings Season

With 112 S&P 500 companies having reported results, fourth quarter earnings growth for the S&P 500 Index is tracking to a 14.3% year-over-year increase. S&P 500 earnings estimates for the next 12 months have been reduced by 2.1% year to date and may fall further amid...

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Back at Work

The S&P 500 spent last week consolidating gains within its expected resistance zone of 2600-2650. Last Friday saw more than 70% of components reach a new 20-day high. Readings above 50% have historically been consistent with higher future returns. Another positive,...

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Shutdown Weighs

Japan's manufacturing sector fell to the neutral mark in December, according to Purchasing Managers' Index data, after two-and-a-half years of expansion. This follows trade data that showed Japanese exports fell 3.8% year over year in December, the slowest pace in two...

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