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US CPI to Accelerate, while Omicron adds Color to Covid Wave that was Already Evident US CPI to Accelerate, while Omicron adds Color to Covid Wave that was Already Evident Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 04, 2021 Rating: 5
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The Greenback Finds Traction ahead of the Jobs Report

December 03, 2021
Overview:  The Omicron variant has been detected in more countries, but the capital markets are taking it in stride.  Risk appetites appear to be stabilizing.  The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose for the third consecutive session, though Hong Kong and Taiwan markets did not participate in the advance today.  Europe's Stoxx 600 is struggling to ho…
The Greenback Finds Traction ahead of the Jobs Report The Greenback Finds Traction ahead of the Jobs Report Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 03, 2021 Rating: 5
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Calm Surface Masks Lack of Conviction

December 02, 2021
Overview:  The downside reversal in US stocks yesterday seemed to accelerate after the first case of the Omicron variant was found in the US.  In itself, it should not be surprising, but perhaps, what was especially disheartening is that the person had been fully vaccinated.  The S&P 500 traded on both sides of Tuesday's range and closed b…
Calm Surface Masks Lack of Conviction Calm Surface Masks Lack of Conviction Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 02, 2021 Rating: 5
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December Monthly

December 01, 2021
The pandemic is still with us as the year winds down and has not yet become endemic, like the seasonal flu.  Even before the new Omicron variant was sequenced, Europe was being particularly hard hit, and social restrictions, especially among the unvaccinated, were spurring social strife.  US cases, notably in the Midwest, were rising, and there is…
December Monthly December Monthly Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 01, 2021 Rating: 5
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Fragile Calm Returns and Powell's Anti-Inflation Rhetoric Ratchets Up

December 01, 2021
Overview:  Into the uncertainty over the implications of Omicron, the Federal Reserve Chairman injected a particularly hawkish signal into the mix in his testimony before the Senate.  These are the two forces that are shaping market developments.  Travel restrictions are being tightened, though the new variant is being found in more countries, and…
Fragile Calm Returns and Powell's Anti-Inflation Rhetoric Ratchets Up Fragile Calm Returns and Powell's Anti-Inflation Rhetoric Ratchets Up Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 01, 2021 Rating: 5
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