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It's Hard to Be Negative When the Market Is Trading This Way

It's Hard to Be Negative When the Market Is Trading This Way

The strength in bank stocks in front of the Fed meeting is an indication there isn't real concern about an inverted yield curve.

Economist Perspective: Can the Fed Stoke Inflation?

Inflation Beyond Fed Control?

2019 Is the Year of the Debt Diet

2019 Is the Year of the Debt Diet

Fear-mongering over risk of BBB credits was immensely exaggerated and hurt many people's returns.

Fed's Pending Rate Announcement Should Fend Off Selling Pressure

Fed's Pending Rate Announcement Should Fend Off Selling Pressure

It is going to be hard for the bears to gain much traction right now, so build gains while you can by focusing on stock picking.

Fed Decisions, Economic Forecasts, 6 Stock Moves: Market Recon

Fed Decisions, Economic Forecasts, 6 Stock Moves: Market Recon

I would expect some tough sledding over the next day or two ahead of Wednesday's FOMC policy meeting.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves With the Jobs Market

U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves With the Jobs Market

A monthly survey from the University of Michigan shows that consumer confidence improved faster than expected last month, even as a separate Federal Reserve report shows that manufacturers are mired in a slowdown.

For Federal Reserve, Inaction Is Best Policy as Economy Nears Juncture

For Federal Reserve, Inaction Is Best Policy as Economy Nears Juncture

The Federal Reserve, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, is widely expected to leave interest rates unchanged at its meeting next week.

Retail Sales to Rebound as Delayed Tax Refunds Arrive: Bank of America

Retail Sales to Rebound as Delayed Tax Refunds Arrive: Bank of America

U.S. retail sales excluding autos slipped by 0.1% in February, Bank of America says in a report that cited the bank's own credit- and debit-card spending data. The decline was partly caused by delays in tax refunds, which hit low-income households especially hard.

New Home Sales in U.S. Fall Faster Than Expected in January

New Home Sales in U.S. Fall Faster Than Expected in January

New home sales in the U.S. totaled 607,000 in January, down from 652,000 in December, the Census Bureau reports. The drop was steeper than projected by economists, who had estimated January sales at 620,000.

The Fed's New Dovish View Has Huge Consequences for the Markets

The Fed's New Dovish View Has Huge Consequences for the Markets

Look no further than Europe for why the Fed has make this shift.