Only 88,000 Jobs Added In March 2013, The Impact Of Sequestration and the Payroll Tax Increase

Sequestration and the Payroll Tax Increase Delayed Effects Set In: Stocks fell yesterday after a dismal jobs report was announced for March 2013.  U.S. equities dropped in the pre-session trading after the jobs number showed only 88,000 additional people were employed for the month.  Once again the labor participation rate stunned observers as people wondered[…]

Dow Has First 9 Day Winning Streak Since 1996 On February 2013 Retail Sales, Traders Cautious

Dow Has First 9 Day Winning Streak Since 1996 On February 2013 Retail Sales, Traders Cautious: When will we start talking about the Fed again? Traders picked up on upward momentum in midday trading as the Dow rose marginally in a cautious trading environment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average barely gained for the day closing[…]

The February 2013 Rally May Not Be Over, Month End Analysis:

The February 2013 Rally May Not Be Over, Month End Analysis: The February 2013 rally still has legs and is part of one of the most underrated, unloved stock market rallies of all-time.  Most managers missed the rally all of last year and some were quick to short it when relative strength indicators for the[…]