Written by Gary
Wall Street closed up (SPY +0.3%) as President Trump makes his way from the Capitol Building to the White House. Crude prices remained higher as the UD dollar continues to slip. U.S. President reinforced worries for some investors about future trade policies.
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Written by Sig Silber
NOAA maintains the fiction that we have a La Nina and now forecasts two weeks of wet followed by two weeks of dry. This part of the forecast may indeed work out if the ridge forecast over the Western U.S. materializes. We should be having very interesting and highly changeable weather for the next 30 days at least. At this point, three storms are teed up to impact the West and Southwest within the next ten days. Then the pattern changes to a more dry pattern. The temperature changes may be even more rapid.
20Jan2017 Market Update: US Markets Are Relatively Quiet, Crude Prices Trending Up While The US Dollar Trends Down
by Gene D. Balas
Part of this discussion may sound a bit heretical, but it is actually based on research conducted by the St. Louis Federal Reserve. And its research concludes that the natural real (net of inflation) interest rate policymakers should set should actually be negative over the longer term.
Written by Gary
Wall Street has trended down from the opening, but remains fractionally in the green (SPY +0.2%). WTI crude prices are trading in the 53's, US dollar trading in the 100's and Donald J. Trump is now the 45th President of the United States of America.
20Jan2017 Pre-Market Commentary: US Stock Future Indexes Higher Ahead Of Inauguration, WTI Crude Tes
19Jan2017 Market Close: Wall Street Closes Down Fractionally On Lackluster Investor Participation Ah
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 43rd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their coincident index this week.