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Goldman Sachs topped quarterly results, but an unexpected bout of volatility hit revenue in its business that trades bonds, currencies and commodities.
The Swiss stock market is down about 10 percent after the Swiss National Bank scrapped its cap on the franc against the euro.
Strong close in the energy commodity complex. Oil, natural gas and gasoline all moved higher.
A 6.5-percent monthly decline in gas station receipts accounts for much of the drop in December retail sales.
What seems to be happening is that the market is starting to price in more risk, and a potential earnings slowdown.
10-year bond yields are at 18-month lows, gold touched a 12-week high, and oil plumbed a nearly 6-year low.
Oil and natural gas are sliding to multi-year lows, impacting corporate earnings.
Tiffany reported flat holiday sales for 2014, bucking the trend of decent revenue numbers from other retailers.
Powerful rally, but headwinds may impact earnings.
Lower gas prices and better employment numbers could have been factors in better guidance from retailers.
Six months after the last five 50-percent drops in oil prices, the S&P 500 was up four of those times.
Another day of LOWS: oil, euro, and bond yields.
European debt yields keep dropping, the dollar is strengthening against the euro, and oil has not found a bottom yet.
There are three macro themes that are continuing to play out in 2015, all driven by bandwagon mentality.
If the weak euro, strong dollar and cheap oil persist, these commodities and stocks will predictably take a hit.
Wall Street's less senior employees may be getting the upper hand as more major banks try to get them to stay.
The run-up in utilities is down to investors' search for solid EPS growth and consistent, low-risk yields.
An ETF that tracks regional banks is outperforming the S&P 500 in December, and commodity stocks have rebounded in the last week.
Corporate profits look set to expand in 2015, but changes in central bank policy or a ramp-up in inflation could be headwinds.
Exchange-traded funds tied to biotech and mainland China soared, while commodity and Russia ETFs took a beating.