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Mark Vickery

Santa Claus Rally in No Hurry; Markets Close Lower

All 11 S&P 500 sectors finished the regular trading session lower -- even Energy, which looked to have gotten a bid with firming OPEC+ prices.

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Mark Vickery

Non-Farm Payrolls Good News Equals Bad News

Perhaps most revealing about this strong employment report was in wages, which were up big -- and unexpectedly.

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Mark Vickery

New Jobless Claims Down, PCE Flat-to-Down

Basically, a still-strong economy is shrinking some of its inflation bloat, and the Fed Chair has taken note of this.

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Mark Vickery

Markets Soar Ahead on Powell Rate-Hike Comments

The market indices launched on the Fed Chair's speech: the Dow +737 points, +2.18%, the S&P 500 +3.09% and the Nasdaq zoomed ahead +484 points, or +4.41%.

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Mark Vickery

ADP Lower at +127K, Q3 GDP Upped to +2.9% & More

While we appear to be staving off a pending slide in the overall economy, we do not expect much by way of shifts to the Fed Chair's perspective this afternoon.

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John Blank

A Macro Data-Focused Week: Global Week Ahead

For the Global Week Ahead, November U.S. nonfarm jobs data, and Euro harmonized consumer price inflation data, can focus the minds of most stock traders.

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Mark Vickery

Jobless Claims, Goods Orders, Airline Metrics Up Ahead of Holiday

We see higher-than-expected numbers this morning on weekly jobless claims, durable goods and airline travel.

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Mark Vickery

Nordstrom (JWN) Beats After Close, Stock Sells Off

Guidance looking ahead has been kept pat -- instead of rising -- indicating this is as good as it gets for the higher-end big-box retailer.

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Mark Vickery

Post-Midterms, Plenty of Things Coming into Focus

This is the first time since 2002 that the party of the White House did not experience big losses in the first midterm election of their administration.

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Mark Vickery

Economic Data Gradually Dwindles: Jobless Claims, Productivity & More

With a Fed meeting still in our rearview mirror, these data points will not be directly consequential.

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Mark Vickery

ADP Jobs +239K, Better than Expected; Markets Drop

These numbers today -- and the economic prints we've seen since the last Fed meeting, overall -- are not likely to warrant any softening from the Fed.

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Mark Vickery

Dow Notches Strongest Month of Trading Since 1976

At +11%, it's the best October on record for the blue-chip index and the strongest single-month of trading since the U.S. Bicentennial.

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Mark Vickery

British PM Truss Steps Down; Jobless Claims, Philly Fed, AAL Mixed

Initial Jobless Claims came in at the lowest level for a month: 214K.

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Mark Vickery

Huge 1500-Point Swing on the Dow After Disappointing CPI

S&P 500 52-week lows were hit like a third rail, and markets recoiled the other direction.

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Mark Vickery

Jobs Numbers +263K in September, Unemployment +3.5%

A headline number of 263K jobs filled in the month of September is modestly below 275K expected. The Unemployment Rate ratcheted down to 3.5% from 3.7% previously.

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Mark Vickery

Markets Veer Lower Ahead of Friday Jobs Report

Let's look at today as a hedge against a non-farm payroll report tomorrow that doesn't go the way we need it to.

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Mark Vickery

Jobless Claims Move (Slowly) the "Right" Direction

The headline figure of 219K Initial Jobless Claims last week was more than 15K higher than anticipated and +29K from the previous week.

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Mark Vickery

ADP, Trade Balance In-Line with Expectations

208K versus 200K expected private-sector jobs is notably higher than the previous month's 185K new hires.

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Bryan Hayes

Funtober: Has the Market Shifted into Rally Mode?

As stocks bounce from oversold levels, new opportunities are being created in the process - a welcomed sight for bullish investors.

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Mark Vickery

Pre-Markets Onward and Upward!

Peak bond yield rates appears to have been the rallying cry, as economists and market analysts all see the rather inflamed 2-year, which had been north of +4.3% just last week, has mellowed to around +4.04%.

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Mark Vickery

Market Digests Rate Hike, New Econ Data

Initial Jobless Claims came in lower than expected to 213K, while the Q2 account deficit came off record depths.

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Mark Vickery

Fed's 75bps Takes Markets on Rollercoaster Ride

An update to the "dot plot" from June amounts to a sharply raised median +4.4% by the end of the year, up from the prior level of +3.4%.

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Mark Vickery

Lots of Data, Most of It Better: Jobless Claims, Retail & More

No fewer than five major metrics are hitting the tape an hour ahead of the opening bell -- most of which can be construed as relatively good news.

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Mark Vickery

New Jobless Claims Lower: 222K; Powell Starts Q&A

This is the lowest weekly initial jobless claims level since the 202K we saw back ahead of Memorial Day.

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Mark Vickery

Jobs Numbers Helping the Fed Thread the Needle: 315K, 3.7%

The Unemployment Rate bumped up 20 basis points (bps) to 3.7%, but this is off levels not seen in 50 years.

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