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Newsflash: Everyone Shops Online These Days!

Antiquated Retail Sales Reports   It is obvious that retail sales numbers are going to be awful for eternity because they are antiquated reports that fail to adequately capture the... Read >>

All Eye On Fed Minutes - Economic Highlights

Stocks are indicated to start today's session modestly in the red. But they have recouped pretty much all of the recent losses in the last few sessions, putting the broad indexes on the cusp of... Read >>


Not As Much Labor Force Slack as Yellen Believes

Fed Moving Targets   The Fed keeps moving their targets when they originally thought it was a good idea to provide forward guidance for markets, then when that guidance was met, they... Read >>

David Fabian

The Pros And Cons of Smart Beta ETFs

Many investors have traded in their passive indexes for smart beta ETFs over the last five years as these innovative strategies have shown promising results. The allure of creating a “better... Read >>

Encouraging Housing Data To Give Positive Direction To The Market - Economic Highlights

Positive housing data, benign inflation readings and a less worrisome geopolitical backdrop will contribute to a positive open for stocks today. Today's housing data surprised to upside, with both... Read >>


“Bad News is Good” – A Hard Habit for Investors to Kick

While stocks retreated on Friday, following a confrontation on the Ukrainian border, equities pushed ahead last week. Part of the advance can be attributed to a perception, at least until... Read >>


Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 18: More Retail Earnings

Nelson Hem, Benzinga Staff Writer Retail earnings season continues this week, with big-box store operators Home Depot ( HD ), Target ( TGT ) and Staples ( SPLS ) among those companies on deck... Read >>


Dow Surges 175 Points; Fabrinet Shares Slide

Midway through trading Monday, the Dow traded up 1.05 percent to 16,837.56 while the NASDAQ surged 0.89 percent to 4,504.60. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.84 percent to 1,971.45. Leading and... Read >>

Thin Volumes To Exaggerate Market Moves - Economic Highlights

U.S. stocks are indicated to follow the lead from European indexes which rebounded today on hopes of improvement in the Ukraine situation. But seasonally thin volumes have a way of exaggerating... Read >>


Key Economic Events to Watch for Markets

By  EconMatters     Now Back to the Economy Now that geopolitical events seem to be moderating the markets will get back to focusing on the economic data, manufacturing... Read >>

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