Financials Tumble; Major Indexes End Mixed; Dollar Plunges

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets A host of events joined forces to keep equities in a state of uncertainty. It started with an ugly jobs data report showing that jobless claims spiked the most in 12 years, in part due to hurricane Harvey’s economic effects many of which are still unknown. Not helping matters was the announcement that …

Energy Rebound Assists Equities

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The markets were in rally mode, albeit modest, right after the opening bell and never looked back with the S&P 500 gaining +0.31%. Contributing to today’s bullish mood was some de-escalation with N. Korea, as Trump announced that “war was not first priority,” before agreeing to a 3-month debt-ceiling-can-kicking extension deal ending on …

Clawing Back From An Early Sell-Off

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The early morning sell-off, which had the Dow down nearly 135 points, is now in the rearview mirror with the index staging its best intra-day comeback in 9 months. All the worries of the day, like continued provocations from N. Korea, debt ceiling talk and more fallout from hurricane Harvey, were either ignored …

Dow Moves Within Striking Distance Of 22,000

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The theme of the “new normal” continued as less than glowing reports on inflation, manufacturing and collapsing ‘hard’ economic data, were brushed aside with the major indexes continuing their march into record territory. The Dow has now climbed to within striking distance of the 22,000 milestone marker. Crude oil slipped -1.89% joined by …