Monday Morning Kickoff

To help investors get ready for the trading days ahead, the Monday Morning Kickoff traces the key happenings of the previous week and looks ahead to the coming economic and earnings calendars for the new week.


Why we find the supposedly “data dependent” Fed’s action last week rather interesting
19 Mar

Why we find the supposedly “data dependent” Fed’s action last week rather interesting

Given the Fed’s rather lousy track record when it comes to timing its rate increases — more often than not, it tends to raise interest rates at the wrong time. This time around, however, it seems the Fed is somewhat hellbent on getting interest rates back to normalized levels from the artificially low levels they’ve been at for nearly a decade.

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Fed Wednesday Will Be The Focus, But There’s Much More Going On This Week
12 Mar

Fed Wednesday Will Be The Focus, But There’s Much More Going On This Week

While the stock market tried to rally after a very solid February Jobs Report that likely paves the way for the Fed to nudge interest rates higher, the S&P 500, Jones Industrial Average and the Russell 2000 Index all ticked lower for the week. Most interesting was the Friday sell-off in both the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) and the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (UUP).

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