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Doug Short   

Joined: Oct 17, 2011

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After a one-day pause, the S&P 500 returned to rally mode. The index opened at its 0.20% intraday low, vaulted upward and then drifted to its 1.81% mid-afternoon high. It closed ninety minutes later ...
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this yesterday puts the September year-over-year inflation rate at 1.66%, off the May 19-month high of 2.13%. It is well below the 3.87% ...
The S&P 500 got off to a reasonably good start following the pre-market Goldilocks inflation data (not too hot, not too cold), and retirees learned they would get a 1.7% Social Security COLA for 2015....
Europe was in rally mode when the US markets opened, and the Euro Stoxx 50 would subsequently close with a 2.19% gain. The S&P 500 opened at its intraday low, up 0.28%, and headed higher through the ...
With no economic news today, there was little to distract from International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM)'s pre-market announcement of disappointing Q3 earnings. The company (my employer in a special ...
It's time again for my weekly gasoline update based on data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Rounded to the penny Regular dropped another nine cents and Premium eight cents. Regular ...
The world market selloff moderated over the past week, except for Japan's Nikkei 225. The top performer in my gang of eight world indexes (and the sole gainer) was Germany's DAX, which rose 0.70%. At ...
The S&P 500 opened higher and rallied to its 1.90% intraday high in the late morning. The afternoon was a bit less jubilant, and the index finished Friday with a 1.29% advance, thus ending a highly ...
Note from dshort: This commentary has been updated with this morning's release of September Industrial Production. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating ...
The pre-open economic news today was the big drop in new jobless claims, now at a 14-year low. Interestingly enough, index futures dropped on the news, perhaps because the actual trough in claims in ...