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Mark Vickery

Retail & NVIDIA Earnings This Week; COF Buys DFS

Capital One (COF) has reportedly agreed to buy Discover (DFS) in an all-stock deal worth $35.3 billion.

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Mark Vickery

PPI Joins CPI Higher, Housing Starts Post Big Miss

Pre-market futures are not breaking the floor like they did after the CPI report Tuesday, but early traders aren't bullish on this morning's news.

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Sanghamitra Saha

4 Sector ETFs & Stocks to Benefit from Hot Inflation

In January, U.S. inflation topped expectations as persistently high shelter prices weighed heavily on consumers, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday.

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Mark Vickery

Markets Kiss & Make Up for Valentine's Day

Investors were in a mood to kiss and make up from their stormy session yesterday.

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Mark Vickery

Pre-Markets Do Not See the Sky Falling

The Inflation Rate came in a mere 20 bps higher than anticipated. That's not exactly "Chicken Little."

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Mark Vickery

CPI Data Brings Pre-Markets Way Down

CPI numbers came in higher than estimates on every single metric, and pre-markets plummeted in a matter of minutes.

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Mark Vickery

Jobless Claims & Productivity Leap Higher; CAH, IP, HON Report

Once the market closes, we'll await earnings reports from three of the Magnificent 7 stocks: Apple, Amazon and Meta.

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Mark Vickery

Big Earnings Afternoon: Microsoft, Alphabet, Starbucks & More

Microsoft, Google-parent Alphabet, Mondelez and Skyworks all topped earnings expectations.

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Shaun Pruitt

3 Computer Software Stocks That Could Keep Rising in 2024

At the moment the Zacks Computer-Software Industry is still in the top 40 percentile of over 250 Zacks industries with Blackbaud (BLKB), Microsoft (MSFT), and Trend Micro (TMICY) being three of the most recent winners to pay attention to.

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Mark Vickery

Markets Continue to Shine Amid High Interest Rates

After today's close, United Airlines (UAL) outperformed expectations on both top and bottom lines in its Q4 report.

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Mark Vickery

Pre-Markets Lower Again on Warm Economic Results

In terms of inflation-busting, Retail Sales are behaving below optimal levels. Year over year, they are +4.78%.

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Mark Vickery

Empire State Plummets; Goldman Beats, Morgan Mixed in Q4

Empire State Manufacturing's -43.7 is a major step down -- more than 3x lower than the previous month's -14.5.

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Mark Vickery

PPI Moves Lower, Along with Big Banks on Q4 Earnings

Many of today's PPI metrics clearly point to low-growth elements within the wholesale market.

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Bryan Hayes

Presidential Cycle Takes Center Stage as 2024 Election Ramps Up

What does history say about stock market returns in election years?

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Mark Vickery

Pre-Markets Trim Monday Rally; Trade Deficit Comes Down

The S&P 500 put up its best single trading day since early November, and is within striking distance of fresh all-time highs.

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Mark Vickery

Jobs +216K, Unemployment 3.7%: Better than Expected

If you're looking for data that will allow the Fed to put some slack in interest rates near-term, these numbers are a disappointment.

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Mark Vickery

Early 2024 Markets Sweep Up Excesses

All major indices are in the red so far in the first trading week of 2024, with the small-cap Russell down nearly -5% in just three days.

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Mark Vickery

On Inflation Management and High Expectations

If there's one sure way for the Fed to instigate an economic recession, it would be by keeping rates abnormally high for too long of a time.

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Mark Vickery

Jobs Week to Kick Off with JOLTS; Fed Minutes Today

We'll also get private-sector payrolls from ADP (ADP) for December along with Weekly Jobless Claims tomorrow, and the all-important Employment Situation report Friday morning.

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Mark Vickery

On the Last Trading Day of 2023, Looking Ahead to Jobs Week

As always, we look for clues as to where things are headed in 2024, and next week brings a fresh Jobs Week.

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Mark Vickery

Labor, Housing Stay Healthy Going into 2024

The Dow is striking new all-time highs (not seen in almost two years, by the way), and the S&P is too, but we're still off November 2021 all-time highs on the Nasdaq and Russell.

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Mark Vickery

Santa Claus Rally Losing Steam; Jobless Claims Up a Bit

The economy has done better than expected through 2023 -- how long can this continue?

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Andrew Rocco

2023 Rewind: Technicals (Part 3)

On Wall Street, price action is king. 2023 provided plenty of valuable lessons to investors on the technical front.

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