How all this, plus things like the housing market's New Home Sales, are helping support the market.
I have been preaching that we need to stay focused on price action more than anything else. This week was a particularly good illustration of why.
Among the encouraging signs: Applications for home loans recently hit a nine-year peak and new home sales in March posted a 16-month high.
Bitcoin, the most famous of all crypto-currencies, has enjoyed something of a rebound of late.
Here's what we could hear and how it would impact the debt and equity markets.
Smaller banks such as Valley are staring down some headwinds.
China's massive spending spree evident in the first quarter is in the past now. Here is what it means.
We are getting wholesale differences in the interpretation of the future trajectory of domestic economic growth.
With a friendly Fed, a tight labor market and data like March retail sales, the chances for upside surprises are good.
TIPS just don't have the volatility to produce a big payoff, either in the breakeven or the resulting price action.