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We've previously written that our number one concern for the stock market is unsettling domestic and global political turmoil. The attempt to assassinate former President Donald Trump on Saturday heightened anxiety about political violence at home as the November elections approach. Then again, the stock market has a history of tuning out domestic and global political shocks, writes Edward Yardeni, editor of Yardeni QuickTakes.
Don’t look now. But one of the “recession indicators” that didn’t really pan out last year is now close to signaling “all clear.” I’m talking about the Treasury yield curve, or more specifically, the “2-10 Spread.”
The Energy Information Administration (EIA), in their Short-Term Energy Outlook, not only raised their price and demand projections but acknowledged that we are going to see a supply-versus-demand imbalance when it comes to oil. We are facing a very tight market for oil and natural gas is holding up pretty well, suggesting that a bottom is in the making, advises Phil Flynn, senior energy analyst at The PRICE Futures Group.
Last Wednesday, ADP announced that 150,000 new private payroll jobs were created in June, but those jobs were not very broad-based. On Friday, the Labor Department announced that 206,000 payroll jobs were created in June, which was slightly higher than the economists’ consensus estimate of 190,000. The former is probably more accurate, counsels Louis Navellier, founder and chairman of Navellier & Associates.
The bulls were on parade yesterday, with aggressive buying helping the S&P 500 close above 5,500 for the first time and the Nasdaq Composite Index top 18,000. The Dow Industrials lagged a bit, but still finished in the green.
Last week, the federal government released the first-quarter gross output (GO) data, with mixed results. Meanwhile, natural gas distributor The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) is doing great, up 25% year to date, highlights Mark Skousen, editor of Forecasts & Strategies.
Markets are mostly in wait-and-see mode ahead of key jobs data. Stocks are modestly weaker along with gold and silver. Crude oil is higher along with Treasuries, while the dollar is flat.
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It’s a new month and a new quarter for the stock market, and Wall Street is trying to kick things off with a modest rally. Crude oil, gold, and silver are up a bit, too, while the dollar is slightly lower along with Treasuries.
The latest housing data is in, and it’s not pretty. May is usually the best season for buying and selling houses. Yet fewer existing homes were sold that month than in April. That said, if we see more government investing in housing, or lower interest rates — or both — then we get more homebuilding activity. You could profit by targeting the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB), advises Sean Brodrick, editor at Weiss Ratings Daily.

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