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Manufacturing Data Lifts Stock Prices

Major Moves One of my favorite economic reports is produced by the Institute of Supply Management, a manufacturing trade organization. Its monthly survey of purchasing managers called the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is useful because it summarizes current activity and expectations among purchasers for the future. The PMI report is important because it measures manufacturer sentiment […]

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Investors Rejoice as Jobs Rebound

Major Moves After getting the shocking news last month that the U.S. economy had created only 33,000 new jobs in February, investors have been optimistically nervous all week as they have waited for the March Nonfarm Payrolls number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Investors were optimistic because they have seen multiple instances since the “Great Recession” […]

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How the S&P 500 Could Hit 3,000 7 Months Early

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) has rallied by 22.7% from its December low, closing at 2,879.39 on April 4, just 2.1% below its all-time high of 2,940.91 set in Sept. 2018. Marko Kolanovic, JPMorgan’s global head of macro quantitative and derivatives strategy, had forecasted that the widely-followed market barometer would reach the 3,000 plateau by the […]

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