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Ferguson, snow fears and this week’s fizzling stock market

WASHINGTON, November 25, 2014 – Not much to report today, as market participation continues to dwindle due to the upcoming national holiday. After nominally hitting new highs Monday, both the DJI and the S&P 500 are limping along in mostly negative territory Tuesday as the NASDAQ powers weakly higher. The Ferguson jury delivered its widely expected ...

Amnesty decree, Ferguson, Hagel sack all weigh on stocks

WASHINGTON, November 24, 2014 – Pretty much everyone including the Maven expects thin, rudderless trading in stocks this weekend, compounded by the low-level overhang of headline risk with some nasty potential. The executive amnesty flap initiated by Emperor Barack I is still stewing about in the lame-duck Congress, the incoming Congress and in the majority ...

Obamacare, amnesty, Ferguson flaps worry Friday markets

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2014 – Emperor Barack I laid down his Open Borders Edict last night in a speech that seems to have been televised only on abjectly subservient New York City TV channels and a few other local channels elsewhere. All 4 networks had declined to broadcast His Imperial Highness live. Not that the ...

Stock market melting up, Grubergate, Ferguson in background

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2014 – Markets inexplicably continue to melt up today on low volume after melting down Monday. Stocks don’t really have a reason to go up any more. But they don’t really have a reason to go down either. Mostly, we suspect, markets are waiting to see if the per barrel price of ...

National Guard helps calm Ferguson fiasco

KANDAHAR, August 24, 2014—So Ferguson is calm…ing. The improved situation is thanks, in part at least, to the National Guard, which, by most accounts, performed admirably. Gov. Jay Nixon sent Missouri Guardsmen to carry out a “specific, limited mission of protecting the Unified Command Center so that law enforcement officers could focus on the important ...