12.26.18 • +4.96%

S&P: +4.96%*

Market Movers

Near term factors:

  • Fears of economy slowing

  • Government Shutdown

Long term factors:

  • FED economic outlook

  • Inflation

  • Yield Curve

  • Global Recession

Finally, we saw a positive day, and the biggest ever from a Dow Jones Industrial numerical standpoint. It seems as if anything less than a 1% move is a thing of the past. We have no doubt in our minds that this will continue into 2019. There are big events scheduled as well as a continuation of steady news from Washington which seems to be the reason for all of this volatility. Today, the biggest takeaway was the Trump administration reassuring the public that Fed Chair Powell's job was here to stay. Clearly, this was absorbed well by the market as the overall stock market had a collective broad based rally. Yes, it was a massive turnaround, but not all investors are falling for it. Strong rallies are often seen in troubled markets over the course of uneasy and volatile markets. Is this the ultimate dead cat bounce, or is this the bullet that killed the bear?



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