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Panic City, Hot Inflation, Bullard's Bombshell, Tough Thursday, Futures Shock

Futures trading is now pricing in the near certainty of 50-basis-point liftoff for the fed funds rate on March 16 and a lot more beyond.

Not Your Average Thursday, CPI Setup, Cleveland Guardian, Uber, Trading Notes

Markets were so green Wednesday, it felt like somebody knew something.

3 High Dividend REITs Yielding Over 10%

These names offer massive current dividend yields, and two of them are paid monthly rather than quarterly.

Here's Why I Remain Underweight the Housing Sector

The softening housing market is just one reason consumer sentiment recently fell to a near decade low.

The Fed's Future, Powell and Brainard, Yield Curves, Hypersonic Weapons Problem

Assigning the central bank responsibilities extending beyond the adjustment of monetary policy creates an unknown that I do not think we can assume outcomes for.

Fed Takeaways, What Is Truth?, Small-Caps Lead, China Warning, Trading Albemarle

There was a story almost entirely missed by the media on Wednesday. The Treasury Department announced a tapering of its own ahead of the Fed's policy statement.

The One Question, Evergrande, Fed Meeting, Technical Levels, Looming Knife Fight

China cannot be the engine that global economies have relied upon if its goals have shifted back toward pulling power away from even its own leading businesses.

What Fed Tapering Would Mean for the Markets and Economy

Ahead of Jackson Hole, the Fed knows QE is doing more harm than good.

Market on Eggshells, Masking Up, ISM, Pfizer and Moderna Just Getting Started

Doesn't the Fed now have to taper asset purchases simply to avoid becoming an even greater force in these markets?

Market Discomfort, Suffering Small-Caps, Understanding Powell, Manchin's The Man

The Russell 2000 is now down not just back-to-back sessions, but six sessions in the last eight with all six of those "down" days having given up 0.9% or more.