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Posted by John D. on May 12, 2020

Job Growth Stalls But Economic Optimism Is High

Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy and account for 64% of new jobs created annually. Unemployment is rising rapidly and new business applications are at an all time low, but for...

Posted by TopstepTrader on July 09, 2019

Treasuries Tread Water Ahead of Powell Testimony

Treasury Bonds fell sharply following stronger-than-expected jobs data Friday. The dip comes after several months of gains. The table is now set for volatility this week as Federal Reserve...

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 19, 2019

Dollar Dips as Pound and Euro Rebound

The Dollar is giving back some ground against the Euro and the British Pound after several weeks of gains. The trend reversal comes as global Central Banks adopt a more dovish tilt, while Brexit...

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 17, 2019

Traders Brace for a Barrage of Key Events: Here’s What’s Coming

Stocks and bonds have been rallying, while yields fall and the Dollar slips, as weak economic data fuels expectations that the Federal Reserve will aggressively cut rates later in the year. That...

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 03, 2019

Treasuries Trading Up, Increasing Odds of a Rate Cut

Treasury bonds surged during the month of May while the 10-year rallied to its best levels since September 2017. Concerns about the global economic outlook are driving the gains, and those worries...

Posted by TopstepTrader on April 24, 2019

Euro Sinks: Here's What to Watch For Now

The Euro fell to fresh one-year lows against the Dollar as key support levels gave way Wednesday. Weak business confidence data from Germany added fuel to the latest drop in the Eurozone currency...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 31, 2019

Huge Week for the Dollar with Key Data Due Early April

The dollar rally faces a test as the first week of April brings a flood of economic data. Take a look at some (certainly not all) of the key statistics due out Monday through Friday:

  • Monday:...
Posted by TopstepTrader on March 21, 2019

A Magic Number for the S&P 500… 2800?

Market predictions are all over the map after the jaw-dropping fall and rebound in the S&P 500 over the past six months. Some believe the market’s 14% swoon in the fourth quarter 2018 was...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 05, 2019

Jobs Report Week: Tracking Treasuries and What to Look For

Friday’s payroll data could shake up a Treasury market that has already been reeling lately. Expectations are for another strong report, but nowhere near the 304,000 jobs added in January....

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 14, 2019

How the Shutdown Is Worrying Traders Now (And Why It Shouldn’t)

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We wrote earlier this week about how large government crises, like the ongoing government shutdown, rarely correlate with increased volatility, encouraging traders...

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