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Last week's rally generates a more bullish market outlook
The S&P 500 Index jumped more than 4% last week on overall favorable earnings news. Today, stocks were little changed. The next foreseeable source of volatility is the expected end to quantitative easing at the Fed's next FOMC meeting on Wednesday. However, with commodity prices in downtrends and wages even with inflation, the Fed will face little pressure to increase short-term rates. Any surprise on that front will be in the direction of leaving rates near zero past mid-2015, when the Fed was expected to start nudging them higher...
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Latest Newsletter (oCT 17)
State of the Market:
On October 15 and 16, stocks bounced off intra-day lows on spikes in volume, suggesting that the decline is over for now.
However, there remains the possibility of a retest of this week’s lows at some point before the end of November. I am therefore wary of chasing the October 17 rally....
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