Positioning Ahead of the Trade Deal: Two Areas I Like, One I Don't

Positioning Ahead of the Trade Deal: Two Areas I Like, One I Don't

The potential U.S.-China trade deal remains the single biggest event facing the market.

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Rebounds From Lowest in Two Years

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Rebounds From Lowest in Two Years

Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector increased faster than expected last month, a new report shows, as the economy continues to give off mixed data signals.

U.S. Retail Sales Fall Unexpectedly in a Sign Consumers Are Cutting Back

U.S. Retail Sales Fall Unexpectedly in a Sign Consumers Are Cutting Back

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly slipped by 0.2% in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, in a sign that consumers might be cutting back as the economic stimulus fades from President Donald Trump's late-2017 tax cuts.

UK Lawmakers Reject Theresa May's Brexit Deal, Triggering April 12 EU Departure

UK Lawmakers Reject Theresa May's Brexit Deal, Triggering April 12 EU Departure

U.K. lawmakers voted for a third time to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement Friday, setting a path for Britain to leave the European Union without a bespoke deal on April 12.

SpartanNash: Healthier Foods, Healthier Dividend Yield

SpartanNash: Healthier Foods, Healthier Dividend Yield

Grocery distributor SpartanNash is out front in the trend towards healthier food and beverage products, plus it has an enviable dividend yield.

New Home Sales in U.S. Jump in February as Housing Market Firms

New Home Sales in U.S. Jump in February as Housing Market Firms

New home sales in the U.S. totaled 667,000 in February, up from a revised 636,000 in January, the Census Bureau reports. The gain was bigger than projected by economists, who had estimated February sales at 620,000.

Treasury Futures' Bearish Specs Finally Have Been Squeezed Out

Treasury Futures' Bearish Specs Finally Have Been Squeezed Out

Although the short squeeze wasn't as quick and swift as we thought it might be, it didn't disappoint in the end.

Shadowy Lenders, Tech Players Pose Risk to Banking System: Fed Official

Shadowy Lenders, Tech Players Pose Risk to Banking System: Fed Official

Randal Quarles, the Federal Reserve's vice chair for supervision, says regulators need to be vigilant about new risks from lenders that operate outside of the strictest banking-industry rules - as well as from the increasing push by technology companies into lending and asset management.

Inverted U.S. Yield Curve Turns Long-Time Bull More Bearish

Inverted U.S. Yield Curve Turns Long-Time Bull More Bearish

Rising bond prices and slumping yields are fueling legitimate angst among U.S. stock investors, even as equities round out their best quarter in a decade.

Why the 10-Year Treasury Bond Price May Have Peaked

Why the 10-Year Treasury Bond Price May Have Peaked

The yield has been in a downward trend since early November of last year as price has increased.