The Australian dollar has remained trapped in a sideways trading band for one year and there is little sign of a strong change in the trend.
Whether Uncle Sam owes you money, or vice versa, some companies are offering money-saving, free and entertaining Tax Day rewards.
Here's the problem: a lot is expected to go right with bank earnings.
S&P 500 earnings are expected to grow roughly 10%, led by roughly 15% gains in the two largest sectors, Technology and Financials.
Is the U.S. dollar sailing north with the U.S. fleet?
On your next trip out o town, you might want to consider a luggage scooter, a $230 travel bag, or a jellybean scented purse.
Once again the markets have demonstrated what they care about the most: the Fed and how aggressive it may be on interest rates, and any threat to the Trump agenda.
Stocks rose early in the morning as oil rose, bond yields moved up, and the ADP private employment report was strong.
Floating an IPO, for all the planning that goes into it, is largely a matter of timing and current market conditions are favorable for IPOs.
Volume and volatility are low. The stock trading business is slow and complaints are growing.
At least five IPOs are seeking to raise roughly $1.5 billion this week, and some are fairly well-known names.
In commodity markets, silver offers greater leverage than gold.
The world wanted stocks in the first quarter. We can see this in the numbers with U.S. markets, Europe and emerging markets.
The Trump trade may have been tested in March, but money kept flowing into stocks.
In 10 years, active managers may not be gone, but there will be fewer of them around.
The markets tend to follow a certain pattern before and after Tax Day.
A ramping up of Trump campaign policies in legislative action will again act as a bullish factor on the dollar index.
First quarter earnings are now expected to rise 10.4 percent from last year.
If the House vote fails, that's a clear negative for the markets and would lower the chances for tax reform.
While the S&P 500 is still only 2 percent off its recent historic highs, other sectors are already in correction territory.
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