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Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 24, 2017 .

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Typical of Venus retrograde (March 4-April 15), the repeal and reform of the Affordable Care Act stalled last week as Republicans were unable to muster enough support to bring it to a successful vote as of this writing. In response, equity markets trended lower every day this past week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 200 points on Tuesday alone, for its largest one-day...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 18, 2017 .

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The Federal Reserve Board said Wednesday it would raise short-term interest rates and keep lifting them this year, moving the central bank into a new, more aggressive phase of draining easy money from the financial system as the economy improves. “The simple message is the economy’s doing well,” said Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen following the Fed’s two-day policy meeting. “We have...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 04, 2017 .

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Please note there will no weekly column issued for the week of March 13, as I will be conducting our MMA Investment Retreat in San Diego March 9-13.

 

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"Indeed, at our meeting later this month, the committee will evaluate whether employment and inflation are continuing to evolve in line with our expectations, in which case a further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on February 25, 2017 .

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Please note there will no weekly column issued for the week of March 13, as I will be conducting our MMA Investment Retreat in San Diego March 9-13.

 

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It was another week of new all-time highs in the USA and Argentine indices, as well as yearly highs in the Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, India, and Brazil. China and Hong Kong also posited multi-month highs.  Notably missing...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on February 18, 2017 .

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NOTE:  Markets will be closed on Monday, February 20, in the USA in observance of the “President’s Day” holiday.

 

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It was another week of new all-time highs in the USA and Russian indices, as well as yearly or multi-year highs in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, and Brazil  ̶  but not so in other indices of Europe and Asia, as we approach the most potent geocosmic period of...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on February 11, 2017 .

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Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker on Monday said an interest-rate hike should be on the table at the U.S. central bank's next meeting, in March. "I still am supportive of three rate hikes this year, of course with a major caveat depending on how the economy evolves and policy, fiscal policy evolves," Harker told reporters after a speech on regulatory policy for fintech...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on February 04, 2017 .

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Nonfarm payrolls grew by 227,000 in January while the unemployment rate edged higher to 4.8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Economists surveyed by Reuters expected payrolls to grow by 175,000, compared with 57,000 in December… There was little wage pressure, however, with average hourly earnings up just 3 cents and 2.5 percent on an annualized basis. The average work...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on January 28, 2017 .

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“New home sales posted a steep decline in December… Purchases of newly built, single family homes, decreased 10.4% from November… the steepest one-month drop since March 2015. The drop ‘was a shocker,’ said David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide Insurance.” Laura Kusisto and Ben Luebsdorf. “New Home Sales Fell Sharply in December,” Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2017.