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Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on November 03, 2018 .

 

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Job growth blew past expectations in October and year-over-year wage gains jumped past 3 percent for the first time since the Great Recession, the Labor Department reported Friday. Nonfarm payrolls powered up by 250,000 for the month, well...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on October 27, 2018 .

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Several factors have conspired to knock markets down this month — some earnings disappointment, fear of rising interest rates, a brewing conflict between Italy and the European Union over budget spending, criticism of oil power Saudi...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on October 20, 2018 .

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Greenspan suggests the nearly 50-year low unemployment rate, coupled with American corporations clamoring for workers, will force up wages and inflation. "Ultimately prices take hold," he said. "This is the tightest market, labor market, I've...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on October 13, 2018 .

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"I think the Fed is making a mistake. They are so tight. I think the Fed has gone crazy," the president said. Fears about rapidly rising rates helped cause the Dow Jones Industrial Average to drop more than 800 points Wednesday. "Actually, it's a...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on October 05, 2018 .

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Nonfarm payrolls rose just 134,000, well below estimates of 185,000 and the worst performance since September 2017 when a labor strike weighed on the numbers. The unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.7 percent, the lowest...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on September 29, 2018 .

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"We are not concerned about a near-term financial crisis in Italy, but we are concerned that Italy might face a serious debt crisis when we hit the next recession maybe in 2021, 2022," Carsten Hesse, European economist at Berenberg told...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on September 21, 2018 .

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to an all-time high on Thursday, surpassing its January high, but a third of its components still remain in a correction. Even as the blue-chip index nears its all-time high hit in January, 10 of its...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on September 14, 2018 .

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Seventy percent of voters describe the U.S. economy as "excellent" or "good" in a new Quinnipiac University poll, matching the survey's all-time high. But the strong outlook on the economy has not lifted Trump. Only 38 percent of voters...