Stimulus or no stimulus? That is the question (and has been for months), but the false dawns have run out of road in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave it one more try today (Sep. 30) but no dice. Maybe they’ll pull a rabbit out of …
Waiting, Watching, Wondering: Maybe it’s the nation’s rising anxiety over the November election. Or worries that the economic rebound is slipping. What…
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US Stocks Flirting With Fourth Weekly Decline: It’s only Wednesday, Sep. 23, but the downside bias for US equities is building. At today’s close, Vangu…
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US Shares Lose Ground For A Third Week: US stocks fell this week at the close of trading on Sep. 18. Vanguard Total US Stock Market (VTI) was off fract…
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Lower For Longer: If it wasn’t already clear, the Federal Reserve has no plans to raise interest rates any time soon. Noting that inflation continues t…
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And That Makes Two: US stocks fell for a second straight week, which hasn’t happened since April. The S&P 500 retreated 2.5% for the trading week throu…
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It was risk-off late last week, but today’s bounce in US stocks has the bulls cheering once more. The S&P 500 closed up 2.0% on Wed., Sep. 9. Although …
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It had to end eventually. Or is this just one more pause in an ongoing bull market? If only we knew. What is clear is the S&P 500 Index took a beating …
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