Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet 10/19/15

Last Week Data last week added to concerns that the US economy is losing positive momentum, as virtually every economic report, with the exception of jobless claims and consumer sentiment, missed estimates. While in a absolute sense US economic growth remains decent, the rate of change is what’s got people nervous. No better number was[…]

The Market Rollercoaster Continues

The market rollercoaster continued Friday after markets initially gave back all of Thursday’s rally following the disappointing September jobs report, only to recover midday and squeeze higher into the close to finish solidly positive. So, what does Friday’s turnaround market rollercoaster mean for stocks? Friday’s turnaround happened for two reasons: First, the jobs report was[…]

September Jobs Report Preview

The importance of this month’s jobs report has been reduced following the September Fed statement, where the FOMC shockingly “moved the goal posts” and made equity market volatility and the international growth outlook primary factors that will decide whether rates increase later this year. That said, this jobs report is still important for multiple reasons,[…]