I am currently editor of Reuters U.S. Markets; former writer of WSJ's MarketBeat Blog, author of Never Buy Another Stock Again.I am currently editor of Reuters U.S. Markets; former writer of WSJ's MarketBeat Blog, author of Never Buy Another Stock Again.

Somebody Has to Save Our Skins

blogs.reuters.com — After myriad disappointments such as results from the likes of Apple, Intel and Alphabet and similarly dispiriting results from smaller companies like Twitter (which really doesn't belong in this conversation, but here we are, darling), the stock market is now looking ahead for some kind of big win in earnings season to sort of set investors a bit less on edge.

Who’s Your Moses Now, See?

blogs.reuters.com — So, uh, that happened. Apple put together an earnings report that seemed to spell the official end of the iPhone as an unstoppable force, as time, well, time waits for no one. And so after nine years without a sales decline, one has finally happened, and it's cast a pall over markets so far in the early going for futures.

Reaching a Permanent Plateau

blogs.reuters.com — It doesn't seem to make exact sense, but the market isn't far from a record and looks set to extend the bull market to make it the second-longest such bull run in history as the S&P 500 closes in on another all-time record.

Let’s Work Together

blogs.reuters.com — No one can say they weren't warned here. After a pretty muddled message from the likes of the head of Rosneft, Saudi officials and others, the fact that Iran didn't even send an emissary to the OPEC meeting in Doha, Qatar over the weekend, probably should have sealed the deal on the expectations there would be no agreement among oil producers to limit production.

Buyback boost to U.S. stocks to dwindle as cash flow shrinks

reuters.com — NEW YORK The S&P 500 is close to its record high as earnings season heats up, but one of the major drivers of the market's advance - stock buybacks - looks to be sagging. U.S. companies announced about $182 billion in buybacks in the first quarter, according to Birinyi Associates research, putting buybacks on pace for their weakest year since 2012.

MORNING BID-AMERICAS-A Big Black River, a Man Has Found

reuters.com — (The author is a Reuters editor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By David Gaffen NEW YORK, April 15 The markets are now looking ahead to a weekend meeting in Doha, Qatar, of the world's major oil producers to see if there will be any substantive freeze in output.

A Big Black River, a Man Had Found…

blogs.reuters.com — The markets are now looking ahead to a weekend meeting in Doha, Qatar, of the world's major oil producers to see if there will be any substantive freeze in output. Some recent comments from certain officials make it clear that anything that happens is going to be symbolic at best, which of course sets up the stock market for a nasty surprise on Monday.

Buyback boost to US stocks to dwindle as cash flow shrinks

cnbc.com — NEW YORK, April 15- The S&P 500 is close to its record high as earnings season heats up, but one of the major drivers of the market's advance- stock buybacks- looks to be sagging. U.S. companies announced about $182 billion in buybacks in the first quarter, according to Birinyi Associates research, putting buybacks on pace for their weakest year since 2012.

Buyback boost to US stocks to dwindle as cash flow shrinks

dailymail.co.uk — NEW YORK, April 15 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 is close to its record high as earnings season heats up, but one of the major drivers of the market's advance - stock buybacks - looks to be sagging. U.S.

Running Things - It Ain’t All Gravy

blogs.reuters.com — The banks giveth and the banks taketh away. What was viewed as a nice beat over really terrible expectations from J.P. Morgan's earnings are being washed away today by Bank of America's earnings, which include a lot of the same weakness that we saw in its rival, though perhaps as the first one out of the gate and having beaten terrible expectations J.P.
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Apr 29, 2016

From a one-day perspective probably the Flash Crash or the $FB IPO, which in the end didn't hurt the company at all.From a one-day perspective probably the Flash Crash or the $FB IPO, which in the end didn't hurt the company at all.

Apr 29, 2016

Best story? So hard to say. The relentless punishment that was 2008 isn't something I'd expect we would see again. #markets

Apr 29, 2016

Moving Monday to cover energy here at @Reuters so my ten-year streak of covering stocks and bonds is ending. So I'm in a reflective mood.

Apr 28, 2016

RT @bespokeinvest: Even with jobless claims up this week, the four-week moving average hit another multi-decade low. bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog…P

Apr 28, 2016

$AMZN is pretty binary with results: it either beats big and stock bounces, or fails spectacularly and gets crushed: pic.twitter.com/gCTEI7431A

Apr 28, 2016

MORNING BID - All on Amazon, the stock market's unicorn: reut.rs/1SMAkSx

Apr 27, 2016

@IvanTheK You gotta get Mike Trout in there. OBP stud, tons of homers. Wait, which list of what now?


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