Art Cashin: Once the 10-year yield hits 3% ‘all hell’ could break loose

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Description: It could be a bad day for the markets once the yield on the benchmark10-year Treasury hits 3 percent, closely followed trader Art Cashin told CNBC on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 22, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/22/art-cashin-once-the-10-year-yield-hits-3-percent-all-hell-could-break-loose.html Questions for discussion: What is the significance of 10-year treasuries hitting 3%, according to Art Cashin?… Read more »

Three Gauges Show Prices Rising in U.S. Production Pipeline

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Description: Three measures of price pressures for American businesses showed they’re facing higher production costs, adding to evidence that inflation is creeping up in the U.S. economy. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 15, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/empire-state-factory-gauges-show-upward-pressure-on-prices Questions for discussion: What are inflationary indicators suggesting, according to the report? How might regulators and investors respond to these developments?

Brace for another nose-dive for stocks — and welcome it

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Description: There are some doubts that equities can just sail on upward from here, end of story. Among them is our call of the day, which comes from CFRA’s chief investment strategist Sam Stovall, who says the S&P 500 “will likely have to retest its recent low.” Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 15, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/brace-for-another-nose-dive-for-stocks-and-welcome-it-2018-02-15 Questions… Read more »

Opinion: If you’re freaking out about stocks, remember why you invested in the first place

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Description: Jeff Reeves lists nine reasons to stay in the stock market Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 08, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/if-youre-freaking-out-about-stocks-remember-why-you-invested-in-the-first-place-2018-02-08 Questions for discussion: What are the reasons given for staying in the stock market? Do you agree with this assessment?

Dow sinks 600 points: Here’s what’s behind the big drop

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Description: CNBC’s Mike Santoli discusses the volatile activity in stocks as the Dow sees a 600-point drop before the close. Dow sinks 600 points: Here’s what’s behind the big drop from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 02, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/02/02/dow-sinks-600-points-heres-whats-behind-the-big-drop.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the 600 point… Read more »

Dow rallies nearly 200 points higher as Boeing’s stock soars on earnings

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Description: U.S. stock benchmarks traded firmly higher on Wednesday, putting the Dow on track to recover some of its roughly 540 points lost over the past two days. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan 31, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-set-to-stabilize-after-shedding-540-points-in-2-days-2018-01-31 Questions for discussion: According to the report, what explains the market’s recent behavior? Do you agree with this analysis?… Read more »

JP Morgan CEO: Capital investment in America drives wages

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Description: Jamie Dimon, J.P. Morgan Chase chairman and CEO, talks about the benefits of providing companies with competitive tax rates, what he would like to hear from President Trump at Davos, immigration reform, economic growth, implementing bipartisan infrastructure projects, the future of banking and his thoughts on cryptocurrencies. JP Morgan CEO: Capital investment in America… Read more »

Bond yields at a critical level means more than meets the eye

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Description: Matt Maley of Miller Tabak says investors might want to consider shortening up the maturities in their bond portfolios. Bond yields at a critical level means more than meets the eye from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 18, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/19/bond-yields-at-a-critical-level-means-more-than-meets-the-eye.html Questions for discussion: What does the report have to say… Read more »

This epic stock-market rally will get a second wind from stellar earnings

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Description: Strategist: If S&P 500 continues at current pace, annualized return could hit 193% Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan 13, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-epic-stock-market-rally-will-get-a-second-wind-from-stellar-earnings-2018-01-13 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about market conditions, expectations and the reasons given? Do you agree with the analysis? What should investors do, in your opinion?