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Yes, they need to be cut. It’s how to do it. In Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria states, “Raise My Taxes, Mr. President!” and the NYT Sunday Op-Ed had something similar entitled, “What They’re Not Telling You.” Both articles are worth reading to understand the US fiscal deficit and how it became $1.4 trillion.
July marked the best month for the Dow and the S&P 500 in a year. But will that momentum continue through the rest of the summer? Robert Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock, discussed his market outlooks.
The market does not like unpredictability, and we are headed into August with more questions than answers. That weighs on confidence. And that could make the next couple months much more difficult than July.
We think there are meaningful differences between the US today and Japan during the '90s. High on our list is the difference in wages. A straight forward construct of inflation reveals employee earnings are a primary driver. During the early part of the 1990s wages in Japan were averaging around 2.0%.
The West is only half the way through a 20-year secular downturn that will not end until the children of the US baby boomers begin to flex their financial muscle in about 10 years time, according to Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital.
The chances of a double-dip recession in the developed world are very weak despite a fall in global business confidence, according to researchers at Barclays Capital.
Traders were buying calls in Apollo Group as the education company's stock climbed off multi-year lows Friday.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in the US has warned that unless policymakers act, then growing budget deficits will cause debt to rise to unsupportable levels.
The US economy is in the middle of a pause in a modest recovery that feels like a "quasi-recession," Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, said Sunday.
"We now believe that current conditions have moved policymakers into action and that the FOMC will adopt a more accommodative stance at its 10 August meeting," a Nomura economist said.
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Economic reports on jobs, manufacturing and the consumer could be what trips up stocks in the week ahead, deflating some of July's 7 percent gain.
US stocks are vacillating between the positivity of strong earnings reports and the negativity of soft economic data. Short-sellers are on the prowl, looking to exploit weakness in heavy-volume names. Here are the 10 most shorted S&P 500 stocks. If momentum picks up, these stocks could be susceptible to a short squeeze. A report from TheStreet.
History shows that the S&P 500's performance during the three calendar months leading up to the presidential election have been a good predictor of whether the president or his party are re-elected.
Stocks ended relatively flat Friday after a disappointing GDP report but the Dow logged its best month in a year, rising more than 7 percent.
Expect to see highly leveraged, profitless deals as private equity looks to exit into a market that appears interested mostly in the trade, not the company.
Although corporate America is clearly feeling better, Americans outside of finance are still feeling the pain. Markets are trading in a tight range. It could be this way for awhile, but you’re not helpless: Just pick your spots and look for those areas that are delivering. We’ve found a few recently.
Clients have taken a point of view that said "if we invest now in a stable environment—with moderate growth as the expectation—then we are going to pick up share," the CEO of MDC Partners said.
"One reason why the equity market is struggling of late is because you can only drive and gaze through the rear-view mirror for so long," one market pro says of weak GDP growth.
Which stocks should investors be buying into next week? Don Schreiber, founder, president and CIO of WIB, and Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates, shared their best plays.