12|20|2021

Santa’s Thunder | December 17, 2021

The S&P 500 shed 1.94% on the week as Omicron took center stage. Will Omicron steal Santa’s Thunder? Monday Markets opened the week in the red. This came as...

12|20|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | December 17, 2021

Highlights from the December 17th Leading Indicator Watch: Housing starts jumped by 11.8% (MoM)(Nov) for the first positive week in 3 months and building permits rose by 3.6% (MoM)(Nov)....

12|13|2021

Thank Santa! | December 10, 2021

The markets soared last week. Do we have Santa to thank for this year end gift? Monday The S&P 500 surged to open the week. Initial indications regarding Omicron...

12|13|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | December 10, 2021

Highlights from the December 10th Leading Indicator Watch: The S&P 500 rose 173.59 points for the week, ending at 4,712.02 and is up 25.45% YTD. The VIX (CBOE Volatility...

12|07|2021

The Charge Lower | December 3, 2021

Headlines included Omicron, Jobs, Manufacturing, and Services PMI. So, what led the charge lower and why? Monday The S&P 500 jumped to open the week, rising 1.32%. This was...

12|06|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | December 3, 2021

Highlights from the December 3rd Leading Indicator Watch: Initial jobless claims totaled 222K while continuing jobless claims dropped again to 1,956K. The unemployment rate fell to 4.2%, the lowest...

11|30|2021

The Omicron Threat | November 26, 2021

Markets fell hard for the week. Omicron rose as a threat, but was that really the big news of the week? Monday Markets opened the week mildly lower. The...

11|29|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | November 26, 2021

Highlights from the November 26th Leading Indicator Watch: The S&P 500 fell 103.34 points for the week, ending at 4,594.62 and is up 22.33% YTD. The VIX (CBOE Volatility...

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11|24|2021

Calm Before the Storm | November 19, 2021

It was a quiet week for markets. Is this just the calm before the storm, or should we expect this to continue? Monday Markets were little changed on Monday....

11|22|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | November 19, 2021

Highlights from the November 19th Leading Indicator Watch: Retail sales rose more than expected, 1.7% (Oct). The Capacity Utilization rate extended to 76.4% (Oct). Be sure to check out...