Insights

Where is the V?

10/06/2009
Joe Terranova
Recent economic data clearly highlights that the hope for a V shaped economic recovery is premature. The durable goods and ISM figures confusingly portray an industrial sector that has stabilized and exhibits signs of modest growth, but not aggressive expansion.

For the week of October 5th

10/05/2009
Joe Terranova
This week, there will be a modest shift away from Global and Domestic Economic reports toward the beginning of the Q3 earnings season.

Goodbye September

09/30/2009
Joe Terranova
The first trading day of September certainly played into the fears of those expecting a significant 2009 market correction to line up perfectly with the historically challenged month of September. My opinion heading into the September/October period was that, like a good boxer, the market just needed to take "the jabs" and stay on its feet. Happily, the market did just that and survived the month.

Tuesday Tidbits

09/29/2009
Joe Terranova
Rising equity prices, better profits. What comes next for corporations? Capital spending. Right now capital spending rests near a 40 year low as corporations are still cautious about spending capital to invest. However, sooner or later, you have to come out of the foxhole.

Week of September 28th

09/28/2009
Joe Terranova
S and P - Case-Shiller Home Price Index 9am Is the "freefall" in home prices nationwide truly over? We will gain further evidence Tuesday morning @ 9am eastern. The S and P - Case-Shiller home price index gained 2.9 percent in the second quarter from the previous three months, the first increase since 2006.

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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