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Ahead of Wall Street: Archive

Mark Vickery

Friday's Most Important Event: Jay Powell Testimony

At 11am ET today, new Fed Chair Jerome "Jay" Powell will report to Congress on the Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy.

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Jobless Claims 222K: Brand New Retro

You'd have to go back to before American culture knew who John Travolta was to find fewer relative jobless claims than we see right now.

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Is Walmart/Amazon a Zero-Sum Game?

The question that arises here is: Does Amazon's gain necessarily equate Walmart's loss?

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A Tale of Two Retailers

This week begins the process of retailers posting earnings, and we do so with Home Depot (HD) and Walmart (WMT).

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What a Difference a Week Makes!

Like the jumbo jet sailing across the sky, once a new equilibrium is reached we can once again enjoy some calm.

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New Data Salad Informs Market: PPI, Jobless Claims, Etc.

Ahead of Thursday's opening bell, a slew of new economic data has hit the tape to inform market futures.

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Markets Swing into Red on CPI, Retail Sales Reports

What started off as another pleasing up market following a mild positive close on Tuesday turned into a blood-red market index in futures ahead of the bell this Valentine's Day.

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New Volatility: Already Commonplace?

Market futures are in the red in today's pre-market, keeping form with this new volatility we're growing to understand as part of our investment environment.

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Can the Stock Market Stick the Landing?

After the Dow capped off a tumultuous trading week with a 300+ point gain Friday, market futures are again up triple digits.

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Bases Covered, Futures Up

Following its second quadruple-digit loss in the past 3 days, the Dow Jones Industrial Average now looks to be up 200 points ahead of today's open.

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Enjoying the Stock Market Rollercoaster Yet? TWTR Beats, Up 25%

Futures are again all over the place in today's pre-market, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq having closed in the red in 6 of the past 8 sessions. Having fun yet?

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Markets Grow Calm, LA Times Sold for $500m

Analysts are keeping mindful of volatility continuing in the near term.

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On Falling Knives and Forward Perspectives

As we've been pointing out, the fundamental marketplace is just as strong as it was before this bloodbath started.

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Markets Purge, Q4 Earnings Surge

Although the market sell-off looks to continue into regular trading Monday, Q4 earnings results remain the strongest we've seen in a long time.

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Jobs Report Hits 200K, Unemployment 4.1%; Plus More Q4 Earnings

While this 200K number is higher than the analyst consensus of roughly 180K (analyst for months have been expecting 180K new jobs), it is below the ADP (ADP) payroll report released Wednesday morning.

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Q4 Productivity Misses Estimates, Q4 Earnings Roll On

The new preliminary read on Q4 Productivity disappointed, falling to -0.1% from an expected +1.0%.

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Markets Rebound Bigly on ADP, Q4, SOTU

After two days of market sell-off, suddenly everything's coming up roses again.

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Markets Deeper in the Red, Q4 Reports Stay Healthy

Keeping with Q4 earnings results, here are 4 leaders in their respective spaces and how well they have performed relative to expectations.

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Big Week for Q4 Earnings, Econ Data

We are locked and loaded for market-moving news items, from Q4 earnings reports ahead of the bell this morning to the BLS non-farm payroll and unemployment report on Friday.

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Q4 GDP Sub-3%, Q4 Earnings Roll On

The first read for Q4 GDP reached 2.6%, lower than the consensus estimate of 2.9%.

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Jobless Claims at 233K Meet Fresh Q4 Earnings: CAT, MMM & More

Along with a new full slate of Q4 earnings results ahead of today's opening bell, we also see Initial Jobless Claims reported for last week.

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Plethora of Q4 Earnings Amid New Market Highs

From GE and Comcast to United Technologies and General Dynamics, the latest round of Q4 earnings results is accounted for.

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Big Morning for Q4 Earnings: JNJ, PG, TRV, KMB and More

While P&G and Travelers posted top- and bottom-line beats, J&J, Verizon and others put up mixed quarterly results.

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Q4 Earnings Roll On, Government Remains Shut: HAL, UBS, NFLX

Thankfully, Q4 earnings results continue unabated this morning, even if your U.S. mail remains delayed.

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Regional Banks Report Positive Q4 Earnings

The good news here is the regional banks have performed at least as well as the much larger financial institutions.

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