Doug Short's picture

The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for January is now available. The index rose 0.2 percent but December was revised downward from 0.5 percent to 0.4 percent and November from...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Lingering Greece-related questions appear to be weighing on market sentiment, offsetting favorable economic data from the region and expectations of a constructive resolution to that country’s monetary issues.

Urban Carmel's picture

Every month, we review the latest BAML survey of global fund managers. Among the various ways of measuring investor sentiment, this is one of the better ones as the results reflect how managers are allocated in...

Doug Short's picture

The Big Four average in recent months suggests that, despite the rebound in GDP in Q2 and Q3, the economy remains near stall speed. The chart and table below illustrate the performance of the generic Big Four with an overlay...

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By now you have probably heard that a CSX (NYSE: CSX) train carrying Bakken crude from North Dakota’s shale oil fields derailed and caught fire. The oil was bound for a coastal oil shipping depot owned by...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

I stopped my rental car in the middle of a cluster of giant sequoia trees while driving to one of my speaking engagements in northern California last week. I have always been overwhelmed with these beautiful “beasts” and...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Stocks opened in the red this morning, with Greece cited again as the culprit following another inconclusive meeting with its creditors on Monday. Greece notwithstanding, stocks have had a good run in...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Stocks appear on track to continue the positive momentum from Thursday in today’s session, with positive news out of Europe helping boost sentiment. Good to know that Europe is capable of producing...

Marc Chandler's picture

What a difference a week makes. Last week's US employment data had put the dollar bulls back into control. Developments over the last 24-48 hours have seen the reins slip from their hands. Three developments in...

Urban Carmel's picture

It's conventional wisdom that new highs in indices should be confirmed by an expansion in breadth. In other words, you want to see the number of stocks trading above their moving averages expand as the index price moves higher.

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