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Market Talk – Friday, Nov. 15
US retail sales rose 0.3% in October, according to data released by the Commerce Department this Friday. The uptick counters the decline in September, although spending in certain areas such as restaurants continued to decline.
Market Talk – Wednesday, Nov. 13
US indexes recovered midday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress. Although the labor market is solid and unemployment remains low, Powell expressed a few concerns.
Market Talk – Tuesday, Nov. 12
America’s top milk producer, Dean Foods, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy this Tuesday. The Dairy Farmers of America are allegedly in talks with Dean Foods to buy out their remaining assets.
Market Talk – Monday, Nov. 11
The Canadian job market sunk beneath analysts’ expectations in October after declining by 1,800 positions. The unemployment rate remained stable at 5.5%.
Market Talk – Friday, Nov. 8
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will testify before Congress next week on the state of the US economy. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) recently voted to lower interest rates for the third time in 2019.
Market Talk – Thursday, Nov. 7
China’s early morning announcement of a potential tariff rollback sent US indexes soaring during early trading. All three major US indexes closed at record highs this Thursday.
Market Talk – Wednesday, Nov. 6
The US international trade deficit reach a five-month low in September. The deficit reached $52.5 billion in September compared to $55 billion the month prior.
Market Talk – Tuesday, Nov. 5
The Federal Reserve accepted $71.04 billion bid from primary dealers this Tuesday. Yesterday, the Fed accepted $77.58 billion in repo bids.
Market Talk – Monday, Nov. 4
The bulls were charging this Monday after the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all reached new highs.
Market Talk – Friday, Nov. 1
The encouraging jobs reports, US-China trade progress, and FOMC rate decision led to a bullish Friday for American indexes; both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at 52-week highs.
Market Talk – Wednesday, Oct. 30
Economic growth in the US exceeded expectations during the third quarter according to data released by the Commerce Department this Wednesday.
Market Talk – Tuesday, Oct, 29
The markets have been pricing out a rate cut as it is largely believed the Fed will cite stagnant inflation, the ominous inverted yield curve, slowing manufacturing, and trade uncertainties as valid reasons for lowering rates.
Market Talk – October 23, 2019
Hong Kong has officially withdrawn the extradition bill that caused the social unrest in the country. China is seeking USD 2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the US for not complying with the WTO rules. And more.
Market Talk – Friday, Oct. 18
Friday was filled with unethical business practice news and shares of Johnson & Johnson tumbled -6.23% as it was confirmed that their baby powder contains traces of asbestos.
Market Talk – Thursday, Oct. 10
Tomorrow, President Trump will meet with Chinese Premier Liu He for the 13th time since the trade dispute began.
Market Talk – Tuesday, Oct. 8
The US Federal deficit has reached a seven-year peak — $984 billion. Federal spending has surpassed revenue by an estimated $1 trillion.
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