From an inability to rein in COVID-19 to a continued struggle among employers to find enough help, the year isn't fulfilling its promise of hope.
The spread of COVID's latest and scariest variants continue to warp economies across the planet, preventing commerce from functioning more normally.
In isolation, rapidly slowing economic growth coupled with rapidly rising inflation would bring about stagflation, a phenomenon most younger Americans don't seem to understand should be feared.
Great speculative trading and stock-picking were the most notable aspects of the market this week.
This payroll result should be a reminder that just because there aren't a lot of new legal restrictions doesn't mean consumers won't change behavior.
Despite my pessimism on the market, when the music is playing you have to dance.
Plus, Morgan Stanley sharply lowers its third-quarter GDP expectations and Dr. Fauci provides little COVID comfort.
Get ready for the monthly jobs news in front of a long weekend.
What if areas of expected growth in labor market demand moving forward do not materialize?
While all cyclical equity sectors did well, last week's push into more economically sensitive equities was indeed led by the energy sector.