Jobs Picture Continues to Brighten – Janaury 5th

Good economic news in the US is getting trumped by Euro concerns. The year 2011 lives on in this respect. In general retailers posted good same store sales numbers in December, but expectations were high and some of those elevated hopes were not realized. • Costco stores were up 7%. • Ross Stores were up…

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Markets Sell On Europe – January 4th

Markets are taking a little breather out of the gate this morning after yesterday’s New Year rally. Since 1945, a positive January in an election year has never missed in predicting a full-year gain for the S&P 500, with an average 16% gain. So stay tuned. In US economic data November factory orders jumped 1.8%…

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Fire Works on the First Trading Day – January 3rd

The fire works of the New Year have moved to the equity markets today as we start the first trading day of the year higher. The S & P 500 closed 2011 with its smallest loss in history down 0.003%. Sears has released a detailed list of store closings as part of their restructuring. The…

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