Markets are flipping between gloom and glee

Despite weak results from the tech sector, the S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average posted their biggest weekly gain in a month, while the Nasdaq notched its largest advance since July 8. But, the economy is putting out mixed vibes. One day, an indicator...

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Predicting the end of the bear market

The Jobs report released on Friday showed that the U.S. economy added a stronger than expected 372,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate held steady at a healthy 3.6%, giving the Fed no reason to deviate from its plan for aggressive rate hikes. Investors may...

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Bringing a end to the perfect storm

With June now over, we can say that the S&P 500 has suffered its toughest first half since Richard Nixon was in the White House. It was a rout for the history books, with the equity gauge down about 21%. Investors in consumer stocks witnessed a wipeout of $1.8...

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Housing Market Cracks

The U.S. housing market is at the beginning stages of the most significant contraction in activity since 2006. It hasn’t shown up in many data series yet, but mortgage applications are pointing to a large decline over summer with home-purchase mortgage applications...

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