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Ukraine may be far away, but it is clearly influencing global markets across the board.
Traders are about to enter initial public offering offering heaven. Over the next two months, dozens of tech companies will float stock.
We have now gone three days in a row where the S&P 500 has failed to break to new highs, while retail gives us more of the same.
While the major indexes rallied on Monday, most people failed to notice the poor close.
My email was stuffed full of commentary about what may happen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is now underway.
Why are stocks advancing with such poor US data? Though not all indices are up, the S&P 500 has a good shot at posting three up weeks.
Wal-Mart's 2015 guidance, well below consensus, is the major concern for traders.
Wall Street continues to believe that the weather is the primary reason for the slowdown, and this will change soon.
Despite poor economic statistics, most recently January U.S. retail sales, the rally has been largely off of cyclically oriented names.
Tuesday's trading volume was heavy but not as bad as Monday's. In other words, selloffs are coming on greater breadth than rallies.
For the moment, the markets are a bit calmer. Asia was weak overnight, but U.S. stocks opened in positive territory.
First, the good news: we have safely put January behind us. Now for the bad news.
The markets will continue to grapple with emerging market fallout, due to lower liquidity stemming from the Federal Reserve's tapering policy.
Thursday is the biggest earnings day of the quarter, with roughly 10 percent in the S&P 500 reporting results.
We are at one of those strange moments in modern trading where an obscure currency is the proxy for an emerging market crisis.
Authorities have been vague about what is going on, but take a look at this comment from Stanley Black & Decker CEO John Lundgren.
Turbulence in emerging markets has become the main course for what has been a rather unappetizing start to 2014.
Chinese manufacturing dropped notably in January, with major components all logging declines.
We got an earnings report from IBM, and the picture they paint isn't pretty. The technology bellwether had a rough quarter.
IBM earnings after the close are important. They've missed the last couple times, and traders say the company may be primed for a beat.