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August 1, 2021
Dogs Of The Dow Lose Ground To Market Since First Quarter
With the market's close this past Friday, July has come to an end and it has been four months since that last article. Through the first seven months of this…
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July 31, 2021
A Stealth Equity Market Correction
Although the S&P 500 Index is only down .61% from its recent high, under the surface, a large number of stocks have seen significant drawdowns from their own…
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July 28, 2021
A Confident Consumer
The Conference Board's Tuesday report on consumer confidence suggests economic activity in this third quarter remains robust. The July consumer confidence…
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July 26, 2021
New Home Sales Lowest Since April 2020
The Census Bureaus report for June new home sales were reported at an annual rate of 676,000. This is the lowest level since April 2020 sales of 582,000…
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July 19, 2021
Turnaround Tuesday?
The S&P 500 Index closed down 1.59% on Monday and the Dow Jones Industrial Index was down 2.09%. At the low, and late in the trading session, the S&P 500 Index…
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July 17, 2021
Brick And Mortar Retail Not Dead Yet
This past week's advance report on retail sales for June shows sales increased at a .6% rate versus May and a 18% increase on a year over year basis. Total…
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July 13, 2021
Small Businesses Unable To Find Employees
The challenges around hiring employees was a common theme in June's NFIB Small Business Optimism report among those firms that responded to the survey. The…
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July 11, 2021
Higher Inflation Contributing To Higher Equity Risk Premium
The recent focus of investors and strategists has centered on the higher level of inflation seen in the economy driven in part by higher home prices, higher…
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July 8, 2021
Still Too Many Unemployed Individuals
Today's Department of Labor report on jobless claims (PDF) came in higher than expectations at 373,000 which is a 2,000 increase from the prior week's revised…
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July 7, 2021
Job Openings Climb In Industries Satisfying Pent-up Demand
May's Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey released this morning showed job openings of 9.2 million were little changed from April's report. Although the…
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June 30, 2021
Sharp Recovery In Consumer And CEO Confidence
Yesterday The Conference Board reported their Consumer Confidence Index for June rose 7.3 points to 127.3. The June measure is approaching the Index's pre…
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June 27, 2021
Investors Remain Cautious Based On Sentiment And Fund Flows
On a price only basis the S&P 500 Index is up over 91% since the March 23, 2020 low. Nearly halfway through 2021 and the S&P 500 Index is up a strong 14%. One…
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