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Surprisingly Volatile Intermarket Reactions to End the Week

This morning’s lower-than-expected Jobs Report didn’t shake up the equity market, but we’re seeing big reactions Friday in three key markets (and a surprise in one). Let’s chart our intermarket grid and prepare ourselves for additional study over the weekend: I’ll be briefing members fully this weekend but wanted to share a quick insight about money flow to end the week. Put all these charts above in context of a FLAT...

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Q2 Outlook: Where does opportunity lie for Canadian investors?

Many of the macro themes underpinning our second quarter Global Investment Outlook – better economic activity, an upturn in corporate earnings and fading fears of deflation – are also evident in Canada. Notably, our BlackRock GPS for the Canadian economy has risen steadily since the middle of 2016 on better retail sales, employment and wholesale trade data, and points to further modest upside to consensus...

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NFP First, Middle East Second

Friday April 7: Five things the markets are talking about Momentum in the U.S labor market was strong going into last month, however bad weather during non-farm payroll’s (NFP) mid-March sample week pose the risk of weather-related delays in hiring. Market consensus is looking for a headline print atop of +180k mark, which would be a very healthy rate of monthly growth, but off...

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A Pullback and Elegant Intraday Rounded Reversal for AMZN

Amazon (AMZN) appeared as the #2 top stock in our compression scan recently and it didn’t disappoint us with a powerful breakout impulse to all-time highs. However, today we’re seeing a standard “fade” or retracement trigger away from the highs. As I noted yesterday – and wanted to highlight for you today – Amazon set up one of the most elegant intraday reversal patterns I’ve seen. ...

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How to Find Dividend Stocks With The Market At All-Time Highs

This guest post has been wrote by Mike McNeil, passionate investor, founder of Dividend Stocks Rock and author of The Dividend Guy Blog. I started investing when I was 23, back in 2003. Those were the good times and I luckily sold most of my portfolio to buy a house in 2006, 2 years before the market crashed. In a search for a more efficient and less stressful way

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US Stocks Lower After Fed and Paul Ryan Comments on Tax Reform

Stocks rose early in the morning as oil rose, bond yields moved up, and the ADP private employment report was strong. Then midday, the markets reversed. The initial catalyst were in the Federal Reserve’s minutes from its last meeting. The Fed made several comments that could be interpreted as negative for stocks: They don’t expect fiscal stimulus until 2018. Some see the stock market valuation as high. They ...

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Fed Members Want Balance Sheet Trim by End of the Year

Most Federal Reserve policymakers think the central bank should take steps to begin trimming its $4.5 trillion balance sheet later this year as long as the economic data holds up, minutes from their last meeting showed. The minutes released on Wednesday of the March 14-15 policy discussion, at which the Fed voted 9-1 to raise interest rates, also showed that the rate-setting committee had a broad discussion ...

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Ag Knowledge: 7 Reasons to Like Corn

This is a sample entry from Tom Dosdall’s newsletter, Technical Ag Knowledge, published on Wednesday, April 5 2017. Good morning! It’s another gloomy, rainy day here in Chicago so I figured we could all benefit from a little optimism 🙂 Here are seven reasons why I like owning corn (preferably on the Board vs. physical product in the bin). If you are a producer holding on to old crop bushels...

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