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JJ Kinahan

JJ began his career in 1985 as a Chicago Board Options Exchange...

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Earnings Parade Rolls Along With Positive Tidings From GE, Honeywell
April 20, 2018

Earnings Parade Rolls Along With Positive Tidings From GE, Honeywell

The positive earnings flow continued Friday as General Electric (GE) and Honeywell (HON) saw their stocks lifted in pre-market trading after reporting results.

April 19, 2018

Stock Market Slightly Lower, Volatility Muted as Investors Eye Direction

U.S. equities futures were slightly lower Thursday morning as the market was a bit directionless, waiting for more news after yesterday’s mixed finish. Volatility was ...

April 18, 2018

Five for Five: Morgan Stanley Rounds Out Big Bank Season With Earnings Beat

The big banks are five for five after Morgan Stanley (MS) beat Wall Street’s expectations Wednesday. The Q1 reporting season is off to a strong start.

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April 17, 2018

Earnings Season Optimism Buoys Stocks; Volatility Ebbs

Investors appear to be focusing on earnings season and letting their worries about Syria and trade recede. Equity futures are stronger this morning ...

April 16, 2018

Missiles Fly And Geopolitical Stress Eases, Turning Focus To Banks, Netflix

Missiles flashed over the Syrian skies late Friday, but by Monday, it looked like Wall Street had shrugged off the attacks and was ready to move higher.

April 13, 2018

Bank on It: Big Banks Beat Expectations As Earnings Season Starts Strong

After strong earnings from three of the biggest banks this morning, the S&P 500 (SPX) finds itself on the cusp of an important price level.

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April 12, 2018

Easing Syria Tensions, Earnings Optimism Boost Stock Market

Equity futures were higher Thursday morning as worries about a U.S. missile strike on Syria abated and investors looked forward to what analysts expect to be a bumper Q1 earnings season.

April 11, 2018

Welcome Back, Geopolitics: Volatility On Upswing After U.S. Missile Threat

Geopolitics stormed back into the picture early Wednesday, threatening to wipe out Tuesday’s sharp gains as investors fretted about possible U.S missile strikes on Syria.

April 10, 2018

China’s Conciliatory Note on Trade Renews Optimism in Stock Market

Equities futures were higher this morning, with investors apparently recouping some of the optimism that had faded toward the close yesterday.

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April 9, 2018

Caution Flag Waving: Trade Still In Focus After Friday’s Late Plunge

Trade war jitters took the wind out of the sails Friday, and the question heading into the new week is whether this same issue might keep waving a yellow “caution” flag.

April 6, 2018

Risk Off: Trade Rhetoric, Seems to Trigger Stock Selloff, Flight to Bonds

The market quickly retreated from its mid-week rally Friday as investors responded to new trade war rhetoric by scurrying for possible protection in the bond market.

April 6, 2018

Jobs Picture Cooled Off In March, Though Trend Remains Positive

Monthly jobs growth just went from terrific to tepid, though the overall trend remains pretty positive. Trade fears continue to stalk Wall Street as the weekend nears.

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April 5, 2018

Stocks Seem to Shake off Tariff Fears, Continue March Higher in Early Trade

Equity futures continued their march higher ahead of the opening bell Thursday, a continuation of the turnaround that began mid-morning Wednesday.

April 4, 2018

Tit-For-Tat: China’s New Tariffs Hit U.S. Firms, Rekindling Trade War Fears

The down button on the elevator lit up Wednesday morning one day after a brief recovery as fears of an expanded trade war with China surged on Wall Street.

April 3, 2018

As the Dust Settles: Markets Start With a Bounce After Painful Start to Q2

U.S. markets are looking cheerier following yesterday’s rout, but caution appears to be the name of the game this morning.

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April 2, 2018

Spring Sling: Q2 Kicks off with Tech-Led, Broad-Based Selloff

That clunking sound you hear is Q2 trying to get its engine going. Markets didn’t even make it out of the driveway on Monday ...

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