Struggling To Stay Above Water

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets An early rally, ahead of the Fed minutes, fizzled after their release with the S&P 500 kissing its unchanged line before rebounding and ending up slightly in the green. The Dow and Nasdaq followed suit in similar fashion. Contributing to some turmoil was President Trump’s decision to disband his advisory panel while political …

Dow Slips For 2nd Straight Day

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Yesterday’s slippage continued early this morning, but dip buyers stepped in encouraged by a NT Times story alleging that Trump’s ‘Fire and Fury’ words were his own and not US policy. During the last hour, the whipping boy of the year, AKA the VIX, was spanked again and while helping the indexes recover, …

Dow Squeezes Out Another Record; Energy Slumps

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The broader market, weighed down by a slumping energy sector (-1.43%), simply could not keep up with the Dow, which notched its seventh consecutive all-time high, although by only the slightest of margins. Not helping the bulls was the fact that the US services economy presented a mixed picture as one component (PMI) …